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Dr. Uzi Leibner


Curriculum Vitae:


DOB: July 10th, 1970 POB: New York, USA Marital Status: Married +4
e-mail: leibner1@gmail.com Telephone:
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Academic Career


2009 - Head of Classical Archaeology Division, Inst. of Archaeology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2008 - Lecturer, Inst. of Archaeology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2007-2009: Mandel Scholar in the Scholion Interdisciplinary Research Center in Jewish Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2006/7: Raymond and Jeanine Bollay Postdoctoral Scholarship: Institute of Archaeology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2006/7: Raymond and Jeanine Bollay Postdoctoral Scholarship: Institute of Archaeology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2005/6 Rothschild Postdoctoral Fellowship: Visiting Scholar at the Kelsey Museum of Classical Archaeology and the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan.
2000-2004: Doctoral Studies, Institute of Archaeology - Dept. of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, BIU (Bar Ilan University). PHD thesis: "History of Settlement in Eastern Galilee during Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Periods in Light of an Archaeological Survey".
Advisor: Professor David Adan-Bayewitz.
1997-1999: M.A: Magna Cum Laude, Dept. of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, BIU.
1995-1997: B.A: Summa Cum Laude, Dept. of Land of Israel Studies and History of the Jewish People, BIU.

Current Projects


  • Excavation of an ancient Synagogue and surroundings, Kh. Hamam, Lower Galilee (Director).
  • Settlement and Demographic changes in Byzantine Galilee and their implications on the society and culture of the Galilean Jewry
  • Imported Fine Ware in the Land of Israel during the Byzantine period: documentation and economic implications (together with Ch. Ben David).
  • Roman Milestones in Judaea. Preparing the publication of the Israel Milestones Corpus (together with Ch. Ben David and the late Israel Roll).

      Awards and Grants


      2009-2011: Grant from the Israel Science Foundation for the project: "Galilean" Synagogues: Khirbet Wadi Hamam as a Case Study.
      2009: Golda Meir prize, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
      2009: The Hershel Shanks Prize for the best paper on the Archaeology of Late Antique Judaism presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research.
      2007-2010: Mandel Scholar in the Scholion Interdisciplinary Research Center in Jewish Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
      2007-2010: Grant from the Rothschild Foundation (Yad Hanadiv) for four seasons of excavations of the ancient synagogue in Kh. Hamam.
      2006/7: Raymond and Jeanine Bollay Postdoctoral Fellowship.
      2005/6: Rothschild Foundation Post Doctoral Fellowship.
      2004/5: Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Post Doctoral Grant.
      2001-2004: Rottenstreich Scholarship for Outstanding Doctoral Students in Humanities from the Council for Higher Education, Ministry of Education, State of Israel.
      2000-2004: Bar Ilan Presidential Scholarship for Outstanding Doctoral Students.
      2001/2 and 2003/4: Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture - Doctoral Grants.
      1997: Representative of BIU at a ceremony for outstanding students at the Knesset.
      1995, 1996, 1997: Awarded for Excellency from the Dept. of Land of Israel Studies & Archaeology and from Faculty of Jewish Studies.

      Membership in Professional Associations:


        Membership in Professional Associations:
      • The Israel Society of Byzantine Studies.
      • The American Schools of Oriental Research.
      • Society of Biblical Literature.
      • Research Affiliate, The Kelsey Museum of Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan.