Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Winter Semester 2015

Basic Problems of Jewish and General History in the Modern Era


Instructors: Prof. Dr. Raphael Gross/Prof. Dr. Jörg Deventer

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

Place: Simon Dubnow Institute, Goldschmidtstr. 28


As an originally trans-disciplinary field, Jewish Studies today are characterized by an ever greater differentiation in respect to thematic and methodological approaches. The Research Colloquium in Winter Semester 2015/2016 will explore currently topical fields of research and approaches in the historical and cultural sciences and literary arts in the investigation of Jewish history and culture in the modern era. Special attention will be accorded to perspectives and projects that open new vistas into integrating Jewish history into contexts of general cultural and social history, intellectual history, legal history, museology, visual studies, and music science.




Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 7–9 pm

Moishe Postone (Chicago, Ill.)
Temporality and the Critique of Capitalism


Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Udi Greenberg (Hanover, N. H.)

The Long Legacies of Weimar.
Democracy and the History of Cold War Thought 


Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Uri Ganani (Berlin)

From Wagner to Schönberg.
German Opera and the Notion of Bilderverbot


Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Cilly Kugelmann (Berlin)

Zwischen Apologetik und Selbstbehauptung.
Jüdische Museen in Deutschland     


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