Winter Semester 2007
Historical Experience. Jewish Cultures of Knowledge after 1945
Instructors: Dan Diner/Elisabeth Gallas
Time: Thursday, 6:15-7:45 pm (every other week)
Place: Simon Dubnow Institute, Goldschmidtstraße 28
The processes of (re)formation of Jewish knowledge in Europe after 1945 are the focus of the Research Colloquium in the Winter Semester 2007/2008. Reconstructing Jewish cultures of knowledge in Europe in the wake of the virtually total destruction of Jewish life worlds at the hands of the Nazis constitutes a major challenge to inquiry both practically and in respect to epistemology. The aporias for historiography and memory springing from the »rupture in civilization« of Auschwitz are particularly clear and pronounced in this connection. The Jewish cultures of memory can be represented by various emerging figures in thought, practices in research and post-war institutions, and can be distinguished in their individual strata or layerings.
Thursday, 18 October 2007
Werner Konitzer (Fritz Bauer Institute/Frankfurt am Main)
Morality in the Face of Destruction.
The Frankfurt School and the Dispute with the »Ethics« of the Persecutors
Thursday, 25 October 2007
Monika Boll (Jewish Museum/Frankfurt am Main)
»This Side of Utopia« - Helmuth Plessner in the Early Federal Republic
Thursday, 8 November 2007
Katharina Rauschenberger (LBI Teacher In-Service Training/Frankfurt am Main)
Restitution of Jewish ceremonial objects within the work of the Jewish Cultural Reconstruction
Thursday, 6 December 2007
Almut Stoletzki (University of Hanover)
Europe in America.
On Trans-Atlantic Conceptual Dynamics in Intellectual Exile
Thursday, 13 December 2007
Ruth Nattermann (German Historical Institute, Rome)
The Institutionalizing of Memory.
On the Formative Conception for and Genesis of the Leo Baeck Institute
Thursday, 10 January 2008
Reinhard Laube (Literature Archive Marbach)
Reading in Exile: Hannah Arendt’s Library
Thursday, 24 January 2008
Alfons Kenkmann/Elisabeth Kohlhaas (University of Leipzig)
The Central Jewish Historical Commission in Poland 1944-48