Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Summer Semester 2014

Geschichte choreographieren. Zur Theatralisierung der Gedächtnisse nach 1945


Instructors: Prof. Dr. Dan Diner/PD Dr. Jörg Deventer/Stefan Hofmann

Time: Thursday, 5–7 pm (every other week)

Place: Simon Dubnow Institute, Goldschmidtstr. 28


The Research Colloquium in the Summer Semester 2014 will deal with the documentary and fictional representation of history after the Holocaust. Research on the history of the cinema and theatre has in recent years turned to increased exploration of the ways in which historical and political events are presented on stage and screen. Similarly, historians have recently begun to incorporate the investigation of performing arts, as well as aesthetic perspectives on social processes in their studies on aspects of post-war history. Likewise in the field of Jewish history and culture, studies on the performing arts have led to important new insights. Building on these developments, the Research Colloquium will seek to combine approaches in the history of memory with topics in the history of the media and theatre. The papers will deal with ways of presenting history in film and theatre as well as with the impact of the performing arts on societal debates about history. In addition, the Colloquium will explore the symbolism of memory and figures associated with it. The aim is to open up new perspectives on the role of theatre and film in relation to the history of the perception of the Holocaust.




Thursday, 10 April 2014

Michael Bachmann (Mainz)

Schauplatz der Erinnerung: 

Zur theatralen Darstellung von Lager und Ghetto


Thursday, 8 May 2014

Sabine Schülting (Berlin)


Zur Problematik von Shakespeares Kaufmann von Venedig nach 1945


Thursday, 15 May 2014

Ulrike Weckel (Gießen)

Theater des Schreckens:

Allierte Filme über befreite Lager und ihre Wiederkehr im Spielfilm


Thursday, 19 June 2014

Joshua Sobol (Tel Aviv)

Staging Memory:

On Theatre and Historical Remembrance


Thursday, 26 June 2014

Günther Heeg (Leipzig)

Reenacting History:

Das Theater der Wiederholung