Currently: Visiting scholar at the Cherrick Center for the study of Zionism the Yishuv and the State of Israel, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2015: PhD : "From the Abyss of Limbo: The Poetry of Avigdor Hameiri from Its Beginnings to the Publication of Sefer Hashirim in 1933" Supervisor: Professor Hannan Hever, Hebrew Literature, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2008: Master at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem magna cum laude. Thesis: Eschatology, Vision and Salvation in the poetry of Yehuda Amichai. Supervisor: Professor Ariel Hirschfeld, Hebrew Literature, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2005-2007: MA studies, Hebrew Literature , Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2003-2004: Supplementary studies for MA
1977-1981: BFA studies, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
Presentations in Academic Conferences
2017 (August), "Echo from Hell": Avigdor Hameiri's Response to the Holocaust, 17th World Congress of Jewish Studies, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
2017, (June), “The Sinai is Boiling”: Avigdor Hameiri and the Balfour Declaration, AIS 33rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Israel Studies, A Century after Balfour: Vision and Reality Brandies University, Boston. 2017, (March), "Does the revolution exists for its own purpose?" Study in two oeuvres of Avigdor Hameiri: Holovanevsk (1919) and "Between Man's Teeth - Silent Film - Odessa, 1919-1920", Hundred Years to the Russian Revolution, The Historical Society of Israel 40th annual meeting, Tel-Aviv University.
2016, (May), “Herzl’s Moments of Rage”: Avigdor Hameiri’s Zionism and Hungarian Jewry in the Early Twentieth Century, "Always Hungarian", The Jews of Hungary through the Vicissitudes of the Modern Era, International conference, Dahan Center, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan. 2016,(February), " Lamenatzah al Ken Tzipor" ("For the Director on bird's nest") The Humor as a Political mean in the of Avigdor Hameiri, The 2nd. Interdisciplinary Conference for Humor research, The Kibbutzim College, Tel Aviv.
2015, (October) Two Homelands, Two Soul: Avigdor Hameiri's hybrid identity, : Spiritual Homelands-Wahlheimat-Elective Exiles, University of Virginia, USA 2015, (March), Avigdor Hameiri's "Masa Be'Eiropa Haprait",(A journey in wild Europe) Between documentation and literary construction, "Literary Journyes" The School of Literature conference, The Hebrew university of Jerusalem
2014, (June), "Smamit Hagalut", Between the poetry of Avigdor Hameiri and the Hungarian Symbolism, International conference on Hebrew Language, Literature and Culture, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
2014, (June), On an unpublished poem in the Hebrew edition: Hybrid identity and trauma in the poems which appeared in Avigdor Hameiri's "The Great Madness", World war 1, A hundred years after: Local and Global perspectives, The 37th. annual conference of History, The Zalman Shazar Center, Jerusalem.
2014, (May), “Uleshoni kol kakh Ivrit”, Avigdor Hameiri and the Question of the Hebrew Language in Hungary of the early 20th. century, Language, Nation and Modernity, Hebrew in Europe, 1800 to the present. Kings college, London & UCL, London
2013 (July) My two souls: The formation of the young Avigdor Hameiri's hybrid identity in a multinational state and its expression in his poetry. 16th world congress of Jewish studies.
2012 (May) Theapocalypse of Jasmin and Tufiqe the blind - The Crazy Book of Haim Gouri as a site of mutual trauma. The Hebrew literature and the Palestinian Nakba, Tel-Aviv (Beit Ha'am)
2012 (march) Eyaluti Malkat Htza'ar: The erotic poetry of Avigdor Hameiri; A trial of politic reading, Love discourse in Literature, The school of literature conference, The Hebrew university of Jerusalem.
2011 (May) In the "Salon des Refusés": Lea Goldberg's "A Portrait of the Poet as an Old Man," "Looking at a Bee," and Avigdor Hameiri's "Partners in Age and Poverty": Questions of Hybrid Identity ?. Academic conference dedicated to the work of Lea Goldberg In honor of her 100th anniversary, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2011 (May) Befardes Hatza'ar (In the garden of sorrow) Avigdor Hameiri's war and captivity poetry writing Trauma, Literature, Trauma and Memory, conference of the school of Literature, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
2010 (June), "Between Hungarian and the Hebrew, between tragedy and vision: on the translation of Avigdor Hameiei to the 'dramatic poem' by Imre Madach Az ember tragédiája", Translating Literature, Translating Culture, School of ancient and new literature, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
2010 (March), "The resurrection of the mound", a study in the poem "Tel-Gat" by Yehuda Amichai's, the 8th. Conference for PhD. candidates, The Mandel institute for Jewish studies, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
2009 (May) M. Neiger, Secular Theology and Dialogue with Amichai; Reading the poem: "Israel Betah B' ה' (Israel Trust God) ,A conference for the poet and translator Meir Vieseltier, School of literature, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem. 2006 (march), The reports are contradictory - The gospel according to Gouri: A study in the cycle of poems: The Gospel according to Gehazi; The Literature writes itself: Ars-poetic and identity, Conference: School of literature, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
2013 M. Neiger, And I Didn't Say, A Vision for the End of the Days" Eschatology in the poetry of Yehuda Amichai. "Jerusalem studies in Hebrew literature" (Mekhkarey Jerushalaim besifrut Ivrit), Vol, 26. pp311-338 in Hebrew. https://kesala.academia.edu/MiriamNeiger 2012, M. Neiger, The apocalypse of Jusmin and Blind Tufiqe - Haim Guori's "The crazy book" as a location of joint Trauma, Article on line: http://zochrot.org/uploads/uploads/164d96151d3400eaef42cc99277e0c9f.pdf
2016 (in praparation), M. Neiger, Hungarian and Hebrew between Tragedy and Vision: The Poetic and the Political in Avigdor Hameiri’s Translation.
2009 M. Neiger , Elegy for Kalman or memories form LostMunkacz, (Ha'aretz, Tarbot vesifrut, 3.7.2009)
2015 M. Neiger - Fleischamann. "It is your fault you were born a girl", (Ha'aretz, Tarbot vesifrut, 20.2.2015)
Prizes and awards
2013 Avraham Harman Institute of contemporary Jewry Scholarship
2012 Lea Goldberg scholarship for research travel, The program for outstanding
PhD candidates in Humanities
2010 Travel grant from the authority for research students
2009 A merit based award for a PhD candidate, in the honor of Professor
Shlomith Rimon-Kenan (for excellent thesis) from The Center for
Literary Studies The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Scholarship for excellent students (living grant), Institute for Jewish Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Acum prize for anonymous handwriting in poetry.
Artist’s scholarship for the “Cite Internationale des Arts”, Paris
Prize of the Fund for Belles-Lettres, the municipality of Jerusalem and the Jerusalem Foundation.
The Hershon prize for literature, the Hebrew University.
The Young Artist prize (Ofer Feniger prize), The artist’s House, Jerusalem.
The Best Painting prize for graduating student by gallery Linsen, Germany.
Professional artist. Participated in many exhibitions in galleries and museums, both in Israel and abroad. Recent solo exhibitions:
Poet. Published three volumes of poetry in Hebrew: Word in a Visual Space (1992), Images Reproduced (1999) and, Material in No Man’s Land. (2007) A volume of poems in Hungarian, Exile, appeared in Budapest in 2002.
Teaching courses “touring and drawing the landscape of Jerusalem, Yad Ben Zvi, Jerusalem.
Teaching courses “Drawing Negev landscapes”, Overseas student programs, Ben-Gurion university of the Negev
Teaching aquarelle course in the department of external studies, Ben-Gurion university of the Negev.
Teaching art courses (drawing, painting design, )and mentor in advanced courses and teacher’s supplementary studies in the School of Visual Arts, Beer-Sheva
Teacher’s tutor for “Lemida peila” (active-open learning) in elementary schools, School of education, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Teaching art in high school and junior high school – “Gymnasia Rehavia”, Jerusalem
Teaching art in elementary school – “Zalman Aran”, Jerusalem
Teaching art in high school – Qiryat Motzkin and establishing an art center for the youth there.
Teaching art in elementary school “Korczak” Qiryat Motzkin.
Manpower manager assistant, Israel military industries, Haifa
Professional soldier (standing army service) – lieutenant in ZAHAL (administrative jobs) in the engineering force. Military service: 1967-1969 second leiutenent