Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig has taught and continues to research and publish in the fields of technology & society; new media; Israeli & general communications; Israeli politics; and Judaic studies. From 1991 through 2016 he headed several academic teaching programs in Bar-Ilan University, among them: Head of the Division for Journalism and Communications Studies (1991-1996); Vice Chair, Department of Political Studies, in charge of Public Communications (2002-2004), and then Department Chair (2004-07); Vice Chair, School of Communication (2011-2014), and Chairman (2014-2016). He was also Chairman of the Israel Political Science Association (1997-1999). In October 2023 he will serve as Program Head of the new Communications Department at the Peres Academic Center (Rehovot, Israel). He presently also does freelance, academic book and article editing — substantive and copyediting (details are at the bottom of his CV).
Prof. Lehman-Wilzig has lectured in dozens of academic conferences, presented hundreds of public talks, and appeared in numerous TV and radio interviews in Israel and overseas. He has supervised 61 M.A. theses and 20 PhD dissertations, as well as creating several novel courses and a professional workshop for PhD students. On this site you can find his personal and academic profiles, full list of academic and general publications (6 books, 44 academic journal articles, and 25 academic book chapters), as well as conference presentations, courses taught, significant public service, honors & awards, significant book reviews, and other personal details.
His latest book VIRTUALITY AND HUMANITY: Virtual Practice and Its Evolution from Pre-History to the 21st Century was published by Springer Nature (Dec. 2021). For information about the book (description, commendations, purchase etc.) see: link.springer.com/book/9789811665257
You can read all the chapters FOR FREE in read-only mode through these links:
Virtuality and/in the Brain
Religion and the Supernatural
Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics and Cosmology
Music, Literature and the Arts
Community and Nationhood, Government, War
Communication To/With/By the Masses
Virtuality’s Expansion in the Modern Era: Media & Society
Why Do We Virtualize?
Virtuality and Reality: Two Sides of the Same Coin
The Ultimate Virtual Frontier: Neuroscience, Biotech and Compunications
Conclusions: Should There Be Limits to Human Virtualizing?
This site is English-based with some texts appearing in the Hebrew original in PDF form (prior blogs, several articles, and two Hebrew profiles).