Gershon Hundert

Gershon Hundert
Professor of History; Segal Professor of Jewish Studies
McGill University

Gershon HundertGershon Hundert studied Jewish History under Zvi Ankori and Robert Chazan at Ohio State University before moving to Columbia for my doctoral work.

While I taught briefly at SUNY Stony Brook as a graduate student, I have been teaching at McGill since before I completed my Ph.D. I have held visiting positions along the way at Harvard, Yale and the Hebrew University, and I was twice a fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem and twice an adjunct fellow at the Center for Advance Judaic Studies at Penn. I was elected to the American Academy for Jewish Research in 2007 and served as president 2014-2018. In 2011 I was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.


Selected Publications

Jews in Poland-Lithuania in the Eighteenth Century: A Genealogy of Modernity, University of California Press, 2004 (Paperback, 2006) 286 + xx pp. (Also appeared in Lithuanian, Russian, Polish and Hebrew)

The Jews in a Polish Private Town: The Case of Opatow in the Eighteenth Century. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.

Editor in Chief, The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, 2 vols., New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 2008. – launched 2010.