International Research School in Conceptual History and Political Thought

Sinai Rusinek

Sinai Rusinek's main interests are the History of Concepts and Digital Humanities. Her doctoral dissertation, Criticus, Kritikos, Critick was written under the supervision of Prof. Yemima Ben Menachem and Dr. Amiel Vardi at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It dealt with the way these words functioned in various contexts and discourses from antiquity to Early Modernity, and with how they changed and were formed through these uses.

Having participated at the 3rd Concepta introductory course, Sinai came back to Jerusalem to lead a discussion group and summer workshops on the History of Concepts at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, where she is currently a Polonsky Academy Fellow. In her post-doctoral project she engages in the historical semantics of "Envy" and "Invidia" in the Early Modern period. She is also editor in chief of the journal Contributions to the History of Concepts, and is leading and participating in projects in the digital humanities (see