Prof. Scott Ury

Scott Ury is Associate Professor in Tel Aviv University's Department of Jewish History where he is also Director of the Eva and Marc Besen Institute for the Study of Historical Consciousness and Senior Editor of the journal History & Memory: Studies in Representation of the Past. His research focuses on Jewish and East European histories in modern times, in particular in Polish lands, with an emphasis on social and political questions including those related to urbanization, nationalism and migration as well as the study of antisemitism and memory. Published by Stanford University Press, his monograph Barricades and Banners: The Revolution of 1905 and the Transformation of Warsaw Jewry was awarded the Reginald Zelnik Prize for outstanding book in the field of history by the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES). He has also co-edited several volumes on various aspects of modern Jewish history including, Antisemitism and the Politics of History (Brandeis, 2024; Hebrew version, Shazar Center, 2020), Key Concepts in the Study of Antisemitism (Palgrave, 2021), and Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism and the Jews of East Central Europe (Routledge, 2014). He was educated at the University of California, Berkeley and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has held fellowships or visiting positions at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Toronto, the University of Warsaw, the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and, most recently, Harvard University.