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Prof. Haim J. Hames is the dean of BGU’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences since 2016. He previously served as the chair of BGU’s Department of General History. Prof. Hames research interests include Medieval and Renaissance Jewish, Christian and Muslim mysticism and philosophy, apocalypticism, inter-religious polemics, conversion, Bible and Talmud translations and issues dealing with religious conversion. In 2013, he established the University’s Center for the Study of Conversion and Inter-Religious Encounters. He has been the author and editor of many academic publications. He has also written a book for a more general audience, published in Hebrew, dealing with Judaism in contemporary Israel called I (do not) Believe: Judaism and Israel, Past, Present, Future. Prof. Hames holds a Ph.D. in Medieval History from Cambridge University.