Tal Kogman


Position / Affiliation Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, “Innovation through tradition?”
Lecturer at Tel Aviv University, Program in Research of Child and Youth Culture, School of Culture Studies
Office Address Tel Aviv University
Ramat Aviv 6997801
Gilman Building, Room 454ב
Phone +972 (0)523848319
Email talkog@post.tau.ac.il
Website http://humanities.tau.ac.il/segel/talkog/?lang=he
Research Project Traditional and modern values in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Hebrew language textbooks for children and young people


Tal Kogman is a lecturer in the master’s program for Research into Child and Youth Culture at Tel Aviv University. Her fields of specialization are the history of childhood education and culture, in particular children’s textbooks, as well as the Haskalah movement (Jewish Enlightenment) in German-speaking countries. Her research focuses on the conditions under which textbooks were produced and published in the eighteen and nineteen centuries in German-speaking countries and highlights the particular experiences of Jewish children and young people during the processes of Jewish modernisation.
Tal Kogman studied at the School of Education and the Department of Poetics & Comparative Literature at Tel Aviv University (BA with distinction), and at the School of Cultural Studies (MA). She has worked as a research fellow on several German-Israeli projects since 1993, and received the Posen Foundation scholarship for Jewish Studies (2009-2011).


  • “Science and the Rabbis: Haskamot, Haskalah, and the Boundaries of Jewish Knowledge in Scientific Hebrew Literature and Textbooks.” Leo Baeck Institute Year Book (2017), 1-15. [doi: 10.1093/leobaeck/ybw021]
  • “The Emergence of Scientific Literature in Hebrew for Children and Youth in the Nineteenth Century: Preliminary Directions for Research”, Jewish Culture and History 17 (3) (2016), 249-263 [doi:10.1080/1462169X.2016.1237796]
  • Ed. with Shmuel Feiner, Zohar Shavit, Natalie Naimark-Goldberg (eds.), The Library of the Haskalah. The Creation of a Modern Republic of Letters in Jewish Society in the German-Speaking Sphere, Tel Aviv: Am Oved 2014, 503 pp. [Hebrew].
  • With Shmuel Feiner, Zohar Shavit, Natalie Naimark-Goldberg, Introduction. In: The Library of the Haskalah. 9-19 [Hebrew].
  • “From Press to Manuscript – Leaflets in the Jewish Republic of Letters”. In: The Library of the Haskalah, 81-101 [Hebrew].
  • Haskamot in Haskalah literature – Book Planning and Monitoring Mechanisms in the Jewish World. In: The Library of the Haskalah,155-194 [Hebrew].
  • The ‘Maskilim’ in the Sciences: Jewish Scientific Education in the German-Speaking Sphere in Modern Times (Magnes Press); 2013 [Hebrew];
  • ‘Baruch Lindau’s Rešit Limmudim (1788) and its German Source: A Case Study of the Interaction between the Haskalah and German Philanthropismus’, Aleph 9.2 (2009), 277–305;
  • ‘Haskalah scientific knowledge in Hebrew garment: A general statement and two examples’, Target 19.1 (2007), 69–83;
  • ‘Tradition, Education and Modernization in the Reading Culture of the German-Jewish Girls in the 19th Century’, Hidushim be-heker toldot yehudei germania [Innovations in the Study of the History of in German and Central European Jewry] 6 (2004), 1–44; 2004.