Lecture Series

The Batsheva Dance Company

With two annual lecture series, Israel Studies at the University of Texas at Austin aims to forge and sustain an intellectual environment characterized by diverse disciplinary perspectives and approaches.

This series brings a renowned scholar to campus each Spring to address new developments in academic research on Israeli history, culture, politics, or society. “Israel in Context” lectures might consider transnational, multilingual, or theoretical issues informing and enriching the study of Israel.


This series brings a well-known Israeli author, filmmaker, or other cultural figure to UT each Fall to present a public lecture, reading, or screening, and to engage more intimately with the UT community through events such as writing workshops or round-table discussions. The Tarbut series aims to showcase the diversity of Israeli culture.

Photo caption: The Batsheva Dance Company.