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 2018


Tamir Karkason (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
The Ottoman-Jewish Haskalah (Enlightenment), 1839–1908:
A Transformation in the Jewish Communities of Western Anatolia, the Southern Balkans and Jerusalem
February 2018


Adrian Mitter (Herder Institute, Marburg/University of Toronto, Canada)
Between the Vistula and the World –
The Jewish Community in the Free City of Danzig, 1919–1939

February 2018


Eli Lederhendler (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
Antisemitsm in a Democracy:
The American Case

July 2018


Julie E. Cooper (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Politics without Sovereignty?
Exile, State and Territory in Jewish Thought

July 2018


Inbal Ben-Asher Gitler (Sapir College/Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Architecture as a Cross-Cultural Project:
Building in Jerusalem during the British Mandate, 1917–1948

September 2017 to July 2018


Sarah Ellen Zarrow (Western Washington University, USA)
Polish-Jewishness and Women's Emancipation in Girls Technical Education in Lwów
August 2018 


Gregor Feindt (Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Mainz)
»Neue Menschen« in einer »idealen Industriestadt«. Leben und Arbeiten in Bat'as Zlín, 1920–1950
September 2018


Reut Ben-Yaakov (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
Israeli Poetry in the 1990s
October to December 2018


Miriam Szamet (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
Puah Rakovsky (1865–1955):
A Revolutionary Jewish Feminist Educator in Interwar Poland