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Prof. Amihai Mazar


Curriculum Vitae:


e-mail: msmazar@mscc.huji.ac.il
WEB site of Tel Rehov and Beth Shean: http://www.rehov.org

Born in Haifa, Israel, 19.11.1942
Family status: married, three children

Academic education:
1966 B. A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem (archaeology and biblical history)
1972 M. A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem (archaeology)
1976 Ph. D., Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1979/80 Postdoctoral studies (Research Fellow), Institute of Archaeology, University of London

Academic positions:
1977-1981 Lecturer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheba
1982-1985 Senior Lecturer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1986-1993 Associate Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1994-2010 Eleazar Sukenik Chair in the Archaeology of Israel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
From October 2010: Professor Emeritus, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Academic duties
1978-present Member, Council of the Israel Exploration Society
1985-1988 Member, Management Committee, Archaeological Survey of Israel
1988-1990 Head, Division of Biblical Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University
1995-1998 Head, Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University
1994-1999 Member, Archaeological Council of Israel
1997-on Vice-president, Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society
2001-2005 Member, Council of the Israel Antiquities Authority
2010 Member and chairman of subcommittee examining the archaeological activity in Israel, Israel Academy of Science
2010 Member, international committee for the evaluation of Archaeology Study Programs in Israel (nominated by the Council for Higher Education of Israel)

Throughout the years: Evaluations of research proposals, Ph.D thesis and promotion processes for The Israel Science Foundation, the German - Israel Research Fund, The Smithsonian Institute Washington and several universities in Israel and world wide


Positions abroad
1986 Guest Professor, Department of Oriental Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
1990 Research Associate, Harvard University
2010 Guest professor, Department of Anthropology and Program in Judaic Studies, University of California at San Diego (spring quarter)

Director of archaeological projects
1968 Survey of the aqueducts of Jerusalem
1971-1974 Tell Qasile
1974-1975 Khirbet Abu et-Twein
1977-1989 Tel Batash, biblical Timnah (with G. L. Kelm)
1978, 1981 The "Bull Site"
1978 Khirbet Marjameh
1978-1982 Giloh (Jerusalem)
1981 Hurvat Shilhah (with Z.Ilan and D.Amit)
1982-1990 Tell Qasile
1985-1988 Hartuv, Early Bronze I site (with P. de Miroschedji)
1989-1996 Tel Beth-Shean (Beth Shean Valley Archaeological Project)
1997-present Tel Rehov (Beth Shean Valley Archaeological Project)

Positions abroad Lectures in International Scientific Meetings and Academic Institutions
(partial list)

1979 International symposium on Aegean Archaeology, Sheffield, England
1979 The Institute of Archaeology, University of London
1980 The University of Leiden, Nederlands
1980 The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
1980 University of Cambridge, England
1984 First International Congress on Biblical Archaeology, Jerusalem
1984 New York University
1986 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and The American Schools of Oriental Research, Atlanta.
The University of Texas at Austin;
South Western Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX;
University of California at Los Angeles
University of Toronto, Canada
1989 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and The American Schools of Oriental Research, Anaheim.
1989 The Semitic Museum, Harvard University;
Bringham Young University, Provo, Utah
1989 International Colloquium: "The Civilizations of the Aegean and their Diffusion in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean", Larnaca, Cyprus.
1990 Second International Congress on Biblical Archaeology, Jerusalem.
1991 The Semitic Museum, Harvard University;
University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.
1991 The Cretological Congress, Rethymnon, Crete.
1993 University of Paris
1993 International Symposium: "Cyprus in the 11th century B.C." Nicosia, Cyprus.
1994 The Uiversity Museum, University of Pennsylvania
1995 International colloquium on Biblical Archaeology, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania
1995 International Colloquium: "Mediterranean peoples in Transition", Jerusalem.
1995 International conference: the Iron Age in Israel. Institute of Jewish studies, University of London (organizer)
1995 Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society, London.
1996 International conference: "Synchronization of Civilizations in the Second Millennium BCE", University of Vienna, Austria.
1998 First International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient near East, Rome, May 18-23 1998
1998 Annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Orlando, Florida
1998 Annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Association of Religious Studies, Orlando, Florida
1998 University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,
1998 The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
1998 Wheaton College, Illinoi
1999 International Conference on unpublished excavations, Leventis Foundation and Cyprus Department of Antiquities, Nicosia, 25-28.11.1999
1999 The American School of Classical Studies, Athens
2000 Aharoni memorial day, Tel Aviv University
1999 The Albright Centennial Colloquium, organized by the American Schools of Oriental Research, Jerusalem
2000 Conference on the Bible as History, Tel Aviv University
2001 International conference: Synchronization of Civilizations in the Second Millennium BCE, University of Vienna, Austria.
2001 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Denver, Colorado.
2001 University College, London
2003 University of Vienna, Austria. International conference: Synchronization of Civilizations in the Second Millennium BCE.
2004 Symposium on biblical archaeology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
2004 The St. Joseph Catholic University, Houston , TX
2004 Symposium on Iron Age Chronology Oxford University, England.
2005 The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, honorary guest lecture.
2995 Symposium on the history of Israel, The British Academy, London,
2006 Guest scholar, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
2006 Guest lecturer, Keio University., Tokyo, Japan
2006 Conference on archaeology and biblical history, University of Hull, England
2007 The annual meeting of the Deutsche Pal?stina Vereins (honorary lecturer)
2008 6th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Rome
2008 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Boston
2009 Conference: Egypt and Canaan, Haifa University
2010 Conference on the archaeology of Israel, The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
2010 Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting, Atlanta; American schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, Atlanta.
2011 Guest lecturer: University of Leipzig, Germany Jubilee lecture, the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society, London
The Timthy McNicoll visiting lecturer at the University of Sydney; guet lecturer at the Macquarie University (Sydney), La Trobe University and University of Melbourne (Melbourne) and Adelaide University

Fellowships

1983/4 The Institute of Advanced Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (research group on Archaeology and Biblical history)
1998 Guest Scholar, Onassis Foundation, Athens (one month)
2008 The Institute of Advanced Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Awards

2006 - The Israel Museum Percia Schimmel Prize for research in the archaeology of Israel
2007 - The G.E.Wright publication award, given by the American Schools of Oriental Research
2007 - The Michael Landau Prize for Scientific Research, given by Mifal Hapayis Fund for Sciences and Research
2009 - The Israel Prize for research in archaeology

Membership in Academic Organizations

Israel Exploration Society (member of board)
American schools of Oriental Society
Society of Biblical Literature