Dr. Amos Noy

Modern Ethnographic Practices in Scripture Exegesis as a Nexus of Negotiating “Locality”

Amos Noy has been a research fellow with I-CORE Daat Hamakom since October 2014, under the supervision of Prof. Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin. Amos has a B.Sc. In Mathematics, an M.Sc. in Computer Science, and a PhD from the Folklore and Folk-Culture in the Hebrew University. His thesis, under the supervision of Prof. Galit Hasan-Rokem, is titled “The Emergence of Ethnographic Practices within the Sephardic and Mizrahi Intelligentsia in late-Ottoman Period and early-Mandatory Jerusalem”. Amos was an editor in Kol-Ha’ir magazine, wrote columns in popular magazines such as Ha’Ayin-Hashviit, and is a co-founder of a start-up high-tech company, holding several US patents. He currently teaches in Ben-Gurion University and Ahva College course in Folklore Research and Modern Folklore. His papers on Avot Yeshurun and Kofiko were published lately, and he is currently working on a book based on his thesis. He is an editorial member of the site Café-Gibraltar, and published in several Internet sites, including HaOketz.

Amos’ research in Daat-HaMakom is about Modern Ethnographic Practices in Scripture Exegesis as a Nexus of Negotiating “Locality”.  He is also involved in the effort to apply computerized technologies to Daat-HaMakom research. He also works on Modern Folklore (jokes, rumors, urban legends, and Folklore in the Internet).

Selected Publications

  • “Those Who Pass Over: do not forget Yahandes? An Examination of a Word from Avot Yeshurun’s Poetry” Teoria u-Vikoret 41, pp. 199-221
  • “A Dog from the Inferno and a Monkey with a Cap: Kofiko, Pluto, and Other Animals: Animal Images in Hebrew Children’s Literature,” Panim: Quarterly for Society, Culture, and Education Issue 5 (Summer 2013), pp. 38-44