About

CURRICULUM VITAE Naida-Mihal Brandl, Ph.D. in History

Education:

1990 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, double major in History and Archaeology.
1999 BA Thesis in «Sephardic Diaspora in Mediterranean in the 16th century», under the mentorship of prof. Drago Roksandić.
2001 Attended program for the Master’s degree in Jewish history at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York for 4 semesters (without graduation) where she earned a «merit fellowship», upon enrolling.
2003 Spent academic year in the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, Israel, where she studied Talmud and Hebrew Bible.
2010-2015 Doctoral studies in Modern and Contemporary Croatian History in European and World Context. Thesis «Jewish in Croatia from 1944/5 until 1952» under the mentorship of prof. Ivo Banac.
Languages: Croatian, English. Hebrew, Italian, German

Work Experience

1999-2001 Assist and-advisor in the Government of the Republic of Croatia.
2006 Lecturer in University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in the World Jewish history.
2007 Research/teaching assistant at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Chair of Judaic Studies, as a lecturer of World and Croatian Jewish history. One of the principal authors of the program for Judaic studies at the University of Zagreb, that started on undergraduate level in 2012, and in graduate level in 2015, and the author of the teaching material for students of Jewish history at the Chair.
2012 Lecturer at the undergraduate level of the Judaic studies: The survey of the Jewish history until the end of the 18th century, The survey of the Jewish history until Haskalah and Emancipation, Croatian Jewish history until the 20th century, Introduction to Yiddish.
2015 Assistant research scientist and postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the graduate level of the Judaic studies: History of Judaic studies, Jewish Medieval History, Jewish modern and contemporary history.

Research work

2008-2010 Research in Jewish history in Croatia in the interwar period, especially the evolution of Zionism in Croatia
2010– Research in Jewish history in Croatia in the 20th century
2014– Research in Jewish history between two Adriatic coasts through maritime documents in Italian archives

List of Publications

2009

    • Die Natur der jüdischen Identitäten in den kroatischen Ländern im langen 19. Jahrhundert (The nature of Jewish identity in Croatian Lands during the long nineteenth century), Internationales Kulturhistorisches Symposiuon Mogersdorf, Kaposvár: Herausgeber und Verleger: Somogy Megyei Közgyűlés, (2009), 65-70.

2015

  • Boris Havel, Pregled povijesti Izraela od Abrahama do moderne Države (The History of Israel from Abraham until the modern State of Israel), Zagreb: Antibarbarus, 2015. (Predgovor; dio teksta u koji se odnosi na rabinsko židovstvo s pripadajućom referentnom literaturom; Tablica Rabinska razdoblja, literatura i autoriteti kroz povijest, kao i svi dijelovi teksta koji su u bilješci zaključeni inicijalima N.M.B te stručna redaktura / Foreword, parts of the book dealing with the Rabbinical Jewish history, as well as other notes signed with the author’s initials, N.M.B).
  • Židovski identiteti u Hrvatskoj iza Drugog svjetskog rata (Jewish Identities in Croatia after the Second World War), Nacionalne manjine u Hrvatskoj i Hrvati kao manjina – europski izazovi: zbornik s međunarodnog znanstveno-stručnog skupa Annales Pilar 2012, Zagreb, (2015), 167-194.

2016

  • Djelatnost Židovske bogoštovne općine u Zagrebu 1945-1946 (The Jewish Religious Community of Zagreb, 1945-1946), Radovi Zavoda za hrvatsku povijest 47:2 (2016), 675-710.
  • Jews between two totalitarian systems: property legislation, Review of Croatian history, 12:1 (2016), 106-127.

Selected list of conferences and lectures

1. Sephardic Jews in the Ottoman Empire in the 17th century, Conference on Social and cultural history of the Jews on the Eastern Adriatic coast of the XVII. century, Dubrovnik, Aug 27-30, 2000.
2. Ain leCion cofia, Cionizam u Zagrebu do osnutka Države Izrael (Ayin lezion zofia – Zionism in Zagreb until the Establishment of the State of Israel), Znanstveni kolokvij povodom 200. obljetnice židovske zajednice u Zagrebu (Conference in honor of the Two centuries of the establishment of the Jewish community in Zagreb), Zagreb, February 21, 2007.
3. Jewish Identities in Dalmatia, Croatia and Slavonia in the 19th Century, International Conference The Maharal – His Leadership and Writings, Zagreb-Vienna-Prague, July 13-19, 2009.
4. Stanje židovske imovine nakon Drugog svjetskog rata: zakonodavni okvir (The Case of Jewish Property after the Second World War: the Legislative Framework), International conference on Holocaust and restitution, Belgrade, May 11-12, 2015.
5. Kairska geniza: izvor za mediteransku povijest, kulturu i religiju (Kairo Genizah as a Source for Mediterranean History, Culture and Religion), Međunarodni filozofski i interdisciplinarni simpozij IX. Mediteranski korijeni filozofije (International and interdisciplinary symposium IX Mediterranean Roots of Philosophy), Split, 2015.
6. Jewish Elites in Zagreb 1941-1945, international conference Jewish elites and Jewish 
community leaders during the Second World War (1939-1945), Krakow, October 27-29 2015.
7. Židovi u Hrvatskoj između dvaju totalitarizama (Jews in Croatia between two totalitarianism), Jednodnevni znanstveni skup 1945. – na razmeđi dvaju totalitarizama (International conference, 1945. – between two totalitarianism) Zagreb, December, 02. 2015.
8. Mercanti ebrei fra le due sponde dell’Adriatico nel XVIII secolo (Jewish Merchants between two Adriatic Coasts in the 18th Century), The Birth and Evolution of the Venetian Ghetto (1516-1797), Venice, May 5-6, 2016.
9. Jewish Refugees from 1933 until 1943 in the territory of Croatia, Refugees and Citizens. New Nation States as Places of Asylum, 1914–1941, Vienna, June 16-17, 2016.