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The Faculty of Humanities
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus
Jerusalem, 9190501

Department Head and Director of Literature Studies: Prof. Ruth Fine,

Director of Historical Studies: Dr. Claudia Kedar,

Director of Linguistic Studies: Dr. Aldina Quintana,

Department Advisors for BA Students: Dr. Claudia Kedar and Mr. Itay Baruj,

Department Advisors for MA and PHD Students: Prof. Ruth Fine (Literature) and Dr. Claudia Kedar (History)


For administrative matters, please contact
Ms. Adva Cohen,
Tel. 02-5883616
Office hours: Sun., Mon., Wed., Thur., 10:00-13:00.
Room: 4502, Faculty of Humanities, Mount Scopus


Prof. (Emeritus) Yohanan Bar-Yafe Szemiñski

Yohanan  Bar-Yafe Szemiñski

Prof. Yohanan Bar Yafe Szemiñski (Jan Szemiñski) is an Ethno-historian, specialized in Andean (Inca) oral tradition, history of the Inca Empire, and colonial history of the Inca. His current research includes the geographical limits of the Inca world, the use of Andean languages as a historical source for cultural changes from the 15th to the 20th century, and the construction of a colonial Quechua database (at the present it includes 102,000 items).