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Senior lecturer, Late Antique and Early Medieval history 
Department of General History, Bar-Ilan University
I-CORE member, Centre for the Study of Inter-Religious Conversion (CSOC)


I am an historian of the late antique and early medieval West.
I am particularly interested in studying the overlap between religious patronage and politics in Gaul (Gibichung Burgundy and the Merovingian kingdoms).
In my book, Power and Religion in Merovingian Gaul, I explore the relationship between Frankish aristocratic families and Columbanian monastic communities.
I am a member of the Centre for the Study of Inter-Religious Conversion, where I am especially interested in movement between Christian communities as a means of practising diplomacy and statecraft in the Late Antique and Early Medieval West:  I-CORE CSOC database.


I was born in 1975 in Haifa, Israel.
I completed my BA in history and communications in Tel Aviv University. 
I completed my MA and PhD in early medieval history in Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
In 2012-2013, I spent a year as a visiting scholar in the Faculty of History, Cambridge University as a Rothschild postdoctoral fellow and a postdoctoral associate at Clare Hall.
Between 2013-2015, I was a postdoctoral fellow at CSOC.
I am currently a lecturer of medieval history at Bar-Ilan University.
For a Google Books preview of my book, published in October 2014 by Cambridge University Press, click here.
For reviews of the book:



Sept. 9-12, 2015
L’Austrasie : pouvoirs, espaces et identités à la charnière de l’Antiquité et du Moyen Âge
Université de Reims
PaperAustrasia and the Columbanians: the Complicated Nature of Early Pippinid Monastic Patronage

Dec. 17, 2015
The Historical Society of Israel, Shazar Centre
Given as part of the 'Converts and Proselytes' open course on conversion.
Lecture: Christianisation of the Barbarian Peoples

Jan. 18, 2016
Department of General History, Bar-Ilan University
Departmental Colloquium
Lecture: Thicker than Water?: The Blood Feud in Merovingian Gaul

Apr. 14, 2016
Middle Ages, Now! Conference
Tel Aviv University
Lecture: Historiography with a Moral Twist: Knowledge and Ethics in Gregory of Tours

May 22, 2016
The Other and the Self: Inclusion and Exclusion in Late Antiquity research workshop
Haifa University
Lecture: Damnatio memoriae as a means of redrawing the boundaries of the political community in Merovingian Gaul

June 23, 2016
Conversations about Conversion
Center for the Study of Conversion and Inter-Religious Encounters (I-CORE), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Lecture: Re-Contextualizing Balthild's Ring: Hegemony and Conversion in Seventh-Century East Anglia

July 4, 2016
International Medieval Congress
University of Leeds
Lecture: The Religious Dimensions of Sixth-Century Frankish Diplomacy

November 15, 2016
Inclusion and Exclusion in the Late Antique and Early Medieval Mediterranean
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


CSOC seminar (Hebrew)

CSOC Debating conversion workshop

Response to Joshua Curk, CSOC Converting Wor(l)ds

Christianisation of the barbarian peoples ‎(Hebrew)‎



Subpages (1): About me - Hebrew