Gadi Algazi studied history, Islamic history and civilization, and French literature in Tel Aviv and Göttingen and obtained his PhD in 1992. He was formerly a visiting scholar at MPIWG and a Research Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin, and he is currently a professor at Tel Aviv University in the Department of History. In addition, he is an associate research fellow at the international research center Work and Human Life Cycle in Global History at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He is also member of the editorial boards of Past & Present and Historische Anthropologie, and previously served as senior editor of the journal History & Memory (2001–2012).
As a current visiting scholar at MPIWG, Gadi is working on his book on the making of the scholarly way of life, 1470–1630. His research interests include late medieval and early modern social and cultural history, with a focus on historical anthropology and gender history; he is particularly interested in the history and theory of the social sciences, settler colonialism, and frontier societies.
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science