Professor Rehav Rubin
Prof. Rubin is a professor at the department of geography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has a B.A. and an M.A. in archaeology and geography and a Ph.D. in historical geography from the Hebrew University. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the department of geography at the University of Maryland.
Prof. Rubin’s main areas of research and teaching include: man and settlement in the desert in late antiquity; the history of cartography and mapping of Jerusalem and the Holy Land; Hebrew maps of the Holy Land from Rashi to early modern time; three dimensional maps and models of monuments in the Holy Land; geographical aspects of pilgrimage and Holy Places; historical geography of Israel/Palestine, especially in late antiquity.
He is currently works on two research projects: The history of maps and mapping of the holy Land; and Proskynetaria: Greek-Orthodox Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 16-19 Century.
Prof. Rubin is the author of more than seventy articles in peer-reviewed journals and five books:
The Negev as a Settled Land, Urbanization and Settlement in the Desert in the Byzantine Period, Jerusalem, 1990 (Hebrew)
Image and Reality, Jerusalem in Maps and Views, Jerusalem, 1999.
Image and Reality, Jerusalem in Maps and Views, Jerusalem, Magnes Press, 1999
Zurat Haaretz, Hebrew maps of the Holy Land from Rashi to the early 20th century, Yad Ben Zvi, 2014 (Hebrew).
Stories Told by the Mountains: Cultural Landscape through Time, Resling, (Hebrew, forthcoming)
His book Zurat Haaretz won the Yitzhak Ben Zvi Prize.