Areas of Interest

  • History of Education
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Israel Studies
  • Jewish History

Academic Positions


Post-Doctorate Fellow, DFG (German Research Foundation) – Research Project “Jewish National Youth Movements Education in Germany and Palestine in the Interwar Period” at Technische Universität Braunschweig and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Principal Investigators: Prof. Ulrike Pilarczyk, Dr. Ofer Ashkenazi.


Junior Fellow, the Thematic Network “Principles of Cultural Dynamics”, Freie Universität Berlin.


Visiting Scholar, Leibniz Institute of Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow, Leipzig.


Doctorate Fellow, Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Doctorate Fellow, International Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, and Leo Baeck Institute London.


Doctorate Fellow, Mandel Scholion Interdisciplinary Research Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Higher Education


Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, PhD, History of Jewish Education, awarded June, 2018. Dissertation Title: Immigration and Education: Jewish Pedagogues and the Pedagogical Discourse in Palestine, 1880–1935. Supervisor: Prof. Yfaat Weiss.


 MA studies, Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, summa cum laude. Title of master thesis: The Life of Puah Rakovsky (1865–1955): A Revolutionary Jewish Feminist. Supervisor: Prof. Eli Lederhendler.



In Preparation: A Hebrew edition of the Yiddish memoir of Puah Rakovsky (1865-1955), a Jewish teacher for girls in Warsaw in the early twentieth century. The project has been awarded a Young Scholars research grant by the Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry.


Peer-reviewed Arcticles

Miriam Szamet, “Before the ‘War of Languages’: Locals, Immigrants and Philanthropists at the Hilfsverein’s Teachers’ Seminar in Jerusalem, 1907–1910,” Naharaim: Journal of German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History 12 (2018), in print.

Miriam Szamet, “Professional Ethos and Rebellion: David Idelsohn’s and Judah Polani’s Studies at the Teachers’ Seminar of Hilfsverein der Deutschen Juden in Jerusalem, 1905–1910,” Dor Le-Dor: History of Jewish Education 50 (2018), in print [Hebrew].

Miriam Szamet, “Zvi Lamm: His Thought and Its Importance to the Historical Study of Hebrew-Zionist Education,” Gilui Daat: Education, Society and Culture 7 (2018), No. 13 [May], 135–153 [Hebrew].

Miriam Szamet, “Eros and Pedagogy in ‘Hashomer Hatzair’ movement in Palestine,” in: Eros, Family and Community (Passages. Transdisciplinary Cultural Perspectives; 15), Eds. Ruth Fine, Yosef Kaplan, Shimrit Peled, and Yoav Rinon, (Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 2018), 221–253.

Miriam Szamet, “The Zikhroynes of Glikl bas Judah Leib: Interpreting the Concept of Koved in Early Modern History,” Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook 16 (2017), in print.

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