Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Visiting Scholars

Every year, the Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow hosts internationally and nationally known scholars, as well as a number of post-doctoral associates and doctoral candidates. They engage in intensive dialogue and exchange of ideas with the Institute’s staff, present lectures on their own research projects for open discussion, and contribute in diverse ways to the teaching at Leipzig University.


You can apply for a guest scholarship either in English or German. Please, send the documents mentioned below by email or by mail to our institute's address:


  • current CV including list of publications
  • duplicates of relevant degrees
  • detailed description of research project (max. 2,000 words)

Visiting Scholars 2019


Ofer Dynes (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Castles made of Sand: The Feudal Landscape of Moern Jewish Culture (1772–1861)

October 2019


Monika Biesaga (Jagiellonian University, Kraków)

History of Jewish public libraries in Poland in the interwar period

July to August 2019


Isabella Kwasnik (Harvard University)

Property restitution in Post-Communist Poland

July 2019


Liliane Weissberg (University of Pennsylvania)

Die Postkarte als Medium der Moderne

May to July 2019


Bilha Shilo (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Student Admissions Requests to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 

May 2019


Debby Farber (Ben Gurion University of the Negev)

Haunted Borders: Border Photographs in Israel 1949–1967

April 2019 to January 2020


Anna Holzer-Kawalko (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Dissonant Heritage. Nation-Building, Material Politics and German-Jewish Book Collections in Czechoslovakia, 1918–1948

April to September 2019


Sabine Koller (University of Regensburg)
David und seine Brüder:
Der (un)sowjetisch jiddische Dichter Dovid Hofshteyn (1889–1952)
March 2019