Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Visiting Scholars

Every year, the Simon Dubnow Institute 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 2017


Yael Ben-Zvi Morad (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

»Nobody’s Autobiography«: Memoirs by Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants

April 2017


Lucia Linares (Darwin College, Cambridge, United Kingdom)

The State(s) of German Jewry: Zionist Discourse and National Identity during and after World War I

May 2017


Nick Underwood (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA)

YIVO Paris: Jewish Scholarship, Diaspora Nationalism, and the City of Light, 1930–1940

June 2017


Cathy Gelbin (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)

Stefan Heym (1913–2001): Ein deutsch-jüdisches Jahrhundertleben

July 2017


Uriel Gellman (Bar-Ilan-University, Ramat Gan, Israel)

Jewish Magic, Modernity and Hasidism

July 2017


Samuel Kessler (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va., USA)

The Transformation of Judaism: Rabbis, Synagogues, and Preaching in Nineteenth-Century Central Europe

July 2017


Ewa Stanczyk (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Found Photographs: The Afterlife of Jewish Images

August 2017


Uzi Rebhun (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

Double Burden: Israeli Jews in Germany

August/September 2017