Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Shaul Marmari

Email: marmari(at)

Phone: +49 341 21735-706


Working at the Dubnow Institute as a Doctoral Candidate since October 2018. Studied History and Global History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and completed his M. A. degree in 2018. Subject of the Master's thesis: »Red Sea Horizons: Palestine and the Jewish-Yemeni Diaspora, 1881–1948«. 


New Horizons

Jewish Migration from the Middle East across the Indian Ocean in the Modern Period


  • Indian Ocean history (modern and pre-modern periods),
  • History of Palestine/Israel
  • Migration and diaspora
  • Maritime history



Essays and Articles

The »Rothschilds of Arabia«. Jewish-Yemeni Merchants in Palestine and Beyond, in: Mimeo. Blog der Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden am Dubnow-Institut [Weblog], 28 May 2019.


The Magi's Dream: Expectation and Disappointment in a 16th Century Painting, in: Hayo Haya 12 (2017), 7–27 (Heb.).


The Israel Prize, the State and the Intellectuals: Creating Israeli Culture in an Emerging Nation, in: Israelis 8 (2017), 49–78 (Heb.).