Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Summer Semester 2011

Translating Knowledge. The Materiality of Jewish Cultures of Knowledge

Instructors: Prof. Dr. Dan Diner, Arndt Engelhardt

Time: Thursday, 17:15–18:45 p.m. (every other week)

Place: Simon Dubnow Institute, Goldschmidtstr. 28


The Research Colloquium in the Summer Semester 2011 will explore Jewish cultures of knowledge and their inherent forms of collection, translation and dissemination of knowledge. In this colloquium, »knowledge« is not only viewed as an abstract category but also always has a material dimension: knowledge is conveyed in the form of texts and images, the ideas find expression in concrete mediated forms. The Colloquium will look on the one hand at the institutions of transmission such as archives, libraries and museums. And on the other, will seek to examine the networks of knowledge that arise here. Interest will focus on the actors and agents involved in the transformation of knowledge and its preservation, as well as on different ways of knowledge presentation/mediation in art and literature, image and text.




Thursday, 12 May 2011

Elad Lapidot (Berlin)

Sein und Geist.

Übersetzen der Philosophie aus dem Deutschen ins Hebräische


Thursday, 9 June 2011

Roland Gruschka (Heidelberg)

Jiddisches Übersetzen zwischen Tradition und Innovation


Thursday, 23 June 2011

Ruth Ginsburg (Jerusalem)

Sigmund Freud: A Politics of Translation


Thursday, 7 July 2011

Carsten Sinner (Leipzig)

Sephardische Kultur im Habsburgischen Imperium.

Über einen Konversationsführer zu Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts