Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Imanuel Clemens Schmidt

Email: schmidt(at)dubnow.de

Phone: +49 341 21735-693

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Working at the Dubnow Institute as a research associate since 2009; there, between 2010 and 2012 he was co-head of the research unit »Mobility, Europeanness, Knowledge«. Studied Medieval and Modern History, Journalism, German Language and Literature Studies at Leipzig University and completed his M. A. degree in 2009. Subject of the Master's thesis: »Die Stellung der Juden im spätmittelalterlichen Europa im Spiegel der deutschsprachigen Forschung nach 1945«. From 2012 to January 2018, writing a PhD thesis entitled »Hebraistische Historiografie. Protestantische Texttradition und nachbiblische jüdische Geschichte«. From July to October 2015 research stays at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and most recently from April to May 2018 at The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati. Since February 2018 postdoc research at the DI as part of a group of studies on the transition and continuity of »1918« coordinated at the Saxon Academy of Sciences.

Research Project

Protestant Canon and Jewish Experience in Horace M. Kallen's Concept of Cultural Pluralism

Research Interests

• transnational history of American Jewish political thought

• cultural and intellectual history of Jews and Protestantism

Publications

 

Essays and Articles

Revealing the Absurdity of Jewish Hopes. From Polemical Ethnography to Basnage's »L'Histoire des Juifs«, in: Jonathan Adams/Cordelia Hess (eds.), Revealing the Secrets of the Jews. Johannes Pfefferkorn and Christian Writings about Jewish Life and Literature in Early Modern Europe, Berlin/Boston, Mass., 2017, 245–259.

 

Kulturkampf, Protestantisierung, Wissenschaft. Matthias Jacob Schleidens Konzeption vom Judentum, in: Arndt Engelhardt/Lutz Fiedler/Elisabeth Gallas/Philipp Graf/Natasha Gordinsky (Hgg.), Ein Paradigma der Moderne. Jüdische Geschichte in Schlüsselbegriffen. Festschrift für Dan Diner zum 70. Geburtstag, Göttingen/Bristol, Conn., 2016, 263–286.

 

Aneignung und Überschreibung. Zur Interpretation frühneuzeitlicher christlicher Hebraistik, in: Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts/Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook 12 (2013), 483–515.

 

Art. »Edom«, in: Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig ed. by Dan Diner, vol. 2, Stuttgart/Weimar 2012, 178–180.

 

Reviews 

Yaacov Deutsch, Judaism in Christian Eyes. Ethnographic Descriptions of Jews and Judaism in Early Modern Europe, New York 2012, in: Bulletin des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts 14 (2012), 11–15.

 

Daniel Greene, The Jewish Origins of Cultural Pluralism. The Menorah Association and American Diversity, Bloomington, Ind., 2011, in: Bulletin des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts für jüdische Geschichte und Kultur 13 (2011), 26–30.