A high level of Humanistic research and learning is an essential element in an active and vibrant society. It enables deep and critical engagement with one's own history as well as with the history of others, and appreciation for the time and effort spent exploring Art, Music and Literature. Attaining this requires outstanding academic researchers working in a broad range of Humanities disciplines, able to communicate their knowledge to students and the public alike.
Major efforts have included support for new academic programmes through the Humanities Fund (a partnership with the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education); and the Rothschild Faculty Planning Initiative – a grant programme that aims to support the development of academic fields with high potential for intellectual, cultural and societal impact, by promoting long-term planning and focused faculty recruitment.
Yad Hanadiv's own publications and media, materials produced by our grantees, and other items we have found useful in our work