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University of Haifa
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Mediterranean society, Jewish Community, Family history, Jews of Ottoman Empire, Jews of Modern Greece, Jews of Modern Turkey, Death Culture, Jewish cemeteries, Migration studies.
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About Me

Prof. Minna Rozen is an emerita of the University of Haifa. A historian of the Jewish Mediterranen diaspora in the early modern and modern eras, she initiated and carried out documentation and digitization projects of Jewish archives cemeteries and synagogues in Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria. The digital archives of 61,000 Jewish tombstones from Turkey is being presently uploaded on the internet by the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center at Tel Aviv University, a center she was the head of in 1992-1997. She is the author of 10 books and scores of articles.

Recent Publications

Recent Books: 

A Journey Through Civilizations: Chapters in the History of Istanbul Jewry, 1453-1923 , Turnhaut: Brepols Publishers, 2015

The Mediterranean in the Seventeenth Century: Captives, Pirates, and Ransomers at the Juncture Between Religion, Politics, Economics, and Society, Palermo: New Digital Frontiers S.R.L. and Casa Editrice Mediterranea, 2016.

She is presently writing a monograph on Salonikan Jewry in the interwar period.

Recent Articles:

  • Minna Rozen, “Money, Power, Politics and the Great Salonika Fire of 1917,” Jewish Social Studies 22, No. 2 (Winter 2017), pp. 74-115.
  • Minna Rozen, “For the Sake of My Brothers:The Great Fire of Salonika (1917) and the Mobilization of Diaspora Jewry on Behalf of the Victims,” in Αρχείων Ανάλεκτα:Περιοδική έκδοση μελέτης και έρευνας αρχείων(δεύτερη περίοδος), 2(Θεσσαλονίκη 2017), pp. 183-258.
  • Minna Rozen, “The Death of Precious Women: The Tombstones of Upper-Class Jewish Women in Eighteenth-Century Istanbul,” (in Hebrew) Peʽamim 150 (2017), pp. 163-220.
  • Minna Rozen, “The Jewish Guilds in Istanbul in the Last Ottoman Century (1833–1920), “ Archivum Ottomanicum 34 (2017), pp. 205-220.
  • Minna Rozen,”Jamila Ḥarabun and Her Two Husbands :On Betrothal and Marriage among Ottoman Jews in Sixteenth-century Salonika,” Journal of Family History , Article first published online: May 2, 2018
  • Minna Rozen,” On Nationalizing Minorities: The Education of Salonikan Jewry, 1912– 1941.” in Αρχείων Ανάλεκτα:Περιοδική έκδοση μελέτης και έρευνας αρχείων (δεύτερη περίοδος), 3 (Θεσσαλονίκη 2018),pp.127-232.


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Mediterranean, Middle East
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, Early Modern, Modern
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Family, Gender, Migration & Immigration, Urban History, Women