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11.12.2018

Colloquium with lecture by Dr. Elisabeth Gallas

Dr. Elisabeth Gallas, Head of the Research Unit »Law«, will speak about »Displaced Books. Über Provenienz und Restitution jüdischer Bibliotheken nach 1945« on Wednesday, 12. December 2019 at 19:15.

 

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4 December 2018

Just released: Natasha Gordinsky: »Ein elend-schönes Land«

It's a pleasure to announce volume 31 of the »Studies of the Dubnow Institute« written by Natasha Gordinsky: »Ein elend-schönes Land« Gattung und Gedächtnis in Lea Goldbergs hebräischer Literatur.

 

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3 December 2018

Simon Wiesenthal Lecture with Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss

Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss, Director of the Dubnow Institute, will speak on Thursday, 6 December 2018 abtout »Zur Untermiete« über Metaphern und Lebenswelten.

 

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Titelseite einer Einladungskarte, größtenteils in einem Braunton, der typisch für alte Dokumente ist, darauf in schwarzer Schrift Angaben zur Veranstaltung sowie eine Schwarz-Weiß-Fotografie, die einen Lesesaal in einer Bibliothek zeigt. Rechts ein mindgrüner Balken mit Schrift, am oberen und linken Rad Ausschnitt einer Schwarz-Weiß-Fotografie, auf der ein Haus und Menschen erkennbar sind.

Event announcement

Archives of German-Jewish Scholarship

In 2018, the Hebrew University celebrates 100 years since the laying of its cornerstone. To mark this occasion, the German Literature Archive Marbach together with the Hebrew University, Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow, and Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center, HUJI invites you on 29th November, 5 pm to the State Liberary of Berlin.

 

 

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16 November 2018

Congress »Aufbruch im Zusammenbruch?« with lecture by Imanuel Clemens Schmidt

Imanuel Clemens Schmidt, Research Associate at the Dubnow Institute, will speak on Friday, 23 November 2018 at the Congress »Aufbruch im Zusammenbruch? Die Jahre 1918/19 in mitteldeutscher Perspektive« about »Politische Gestaltung aus Quellen der Tradition: Horace Kallens Pluralismuskonzept und das Schlüsseljahr 1918«.

 

Program (German)

 

 

Hellblaues Plakat mit dunkelblauer Schrift, hinter dieser Schrift, die die Angaben zur Veranstaltung widergibt, sieht man eine hebräische Handschrift

Event announcement

19th Simon Dubnow Lecture

Frank Golczewski: Grenzland-Erfahrungen.

Die ukrainische Nationsbildung und die Juden

 

On Thursday, 15 November 2018, the Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow together with the Fritz Thyssen Foundation invites you to the 19th Simon Dubnow Lecture to the Old Exchange in Leipzig. The Hamburg historian Frank Frank Golczewski speaks at 6 pm under the title »Grenzland-Erfahrungen« about Ukrainian nation-building and the Jews.

 

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13 November 2018

Conference »Key Legal Concepts in Law, History & Literature« with lecture by Dr. Elisabeth Gallas

Dr. Elisabeth Gallas, Head oft he Research Unit »Law«, will speak on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 at the Conference »Key Legal Concepts in Law, History & Literature« about Crimes against Humaniy.

 

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07.11.2018

Discussion and reflection with Zarin Aschrafi

Zarin Aschrafi, doctoral candidate at the Dubnow Institute, will take part in the symposium »30 Years of Jewish Museology« on Sunday, 11 November 2018. At 4 pm she will talk with Dr. Rachel Heuberger and Dr. Dr. Michel Friedman about the founding of the Jewish Museum Frankfurt thirty years ago. The event takes place as part of »Open House«, this year's traditional learning night of the Frankfurt Jewish Museum.

 

Program Open House (German)

 

 

6 November 2018

Conference »Museen in Phasen des politischen Umbruchs« with lecture by Dr. Monika Heinemann

Dr. Monika Heinemann, Assistant to the Director at the Dubnow Institute, will speak on Thursday, 8 November 2018 at the Conference »Museen in Phasen des politischen Umbruchs. Das östliche Europa im Fokus« about »Politik im Museum? Der Zweite Weltkrieg im polnischen Museumsboom«.

 

Program (German)

 

 

5 November 2018

Conference Report »Ereignis und Geschichte. 1968 und die Geschichtsphilosophie«

In April 2018 the conference »Ereignis und Geschichte. 1968 und die Geschichtsphilosophie«, organized by Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach took place. A report on this conference, written by Zarin Aschrafi, doctoral candidate at the Dubnow Institute, recently appeared on H-Soz-u-Kult.

 

Conference Report (German)

 

 

großer roter Schriftzug dok, bei dem das O fließend in das K übergeht. Darunter kleiner und rot: Leipzig

Event announcement

Document/Demonstrate. Hommage to Ruth Beckermann

 

Dok Leipzigs shows, in cooperation with the Dubnow Institute, an hommage to Ruth Beckermann, who is regarded as a co-founder of the independent film scene in Austria. Her name stands for a political cinema that aims to bring suppressed ideas to light and seeks historical truth.

 

Program

 

30 October 2018, 12:30, Passage Kinos Wintergarten

The Paper Bridge

Austria | 1987 | Documentary Film | 95 min. | German | English subtitles

 

30 October 2018, 15:30, Passage Kinos Wintergarten

A Fleeting Passage to the Orient

Austria | 1999 | Documentary Film | 82 min. | German | English subtitles

 

31 October, 12:30, Passage Kinos Wintergarten

Mozart Enigma

Austria | 2006 | Documentary Film | 1 min. | German | English subtitles

The Dreamed Ones

Austria | 2016 | Documentary Film | 89 min. | German | English subtitles

 

1 November 2018, 12:30, Passage Kinos Wintergarten

American Passages

Austria | 2011 | Documentary Film | 120 min. | English | German subtitles

 

2 November 2018, 19:15, Passage Kinos Wintergarten

Suddenly, a Strike

Austria | 1978 | Documentary Film | 24 min. | German | English subtitles

The Waldheim Waltz

Austria | 2018 | Documentary Film | 93 min. | English, French, German | English subtitles

 

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26 October 2018

Translation funding for Lutz Fiedler »Matzpen. Eine andere israelische Geschichte«

Thanks to the funding of translation by Geisteswissenschaften International, Lutz Fiedler's publication »Matzpen. Eine andere israelische Geschichte« (Studies oft the Simon Dubnow Institute, Vol. 25) can be published in English by Edinburgh University Press.

 

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24 October 2018

Symposium »Zeugenschaft im Auschwitz-Prozess« with lecture by Dr. Katharina Stengel

Dr. Katharina Stengel, Research Associate at the Dubnow Institute, will speak on Wednesday, 24 October 2018 at the Symposium »Zeugenschaft im Auschwitz-Prozess« about »Erich und Otto Dov Kulka als Zeugen im Frankfurter Auschwitz-Prozess«.

 

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23 October 2018

Congress »The Future of Critical Idealism: Hermann Cohen After 100 Years« with lecture by Inka Sauter

Inka Sauter, doctoral candidate at the Dubnow Institute, will speak on Tuesday, 30 October 2018 at the Congress »The Future of Critical Idealism: Hermann Cohen After 100 Years« about »Ein letzter Geschichtsphilosoph – Erfahrungsraum und Erwartungshorizont bei Hermann Cohen«.

 

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22 October 2018
Event »Die Erinnerung an den Novemberpogrom 1938« with Dr. habil. Jeannette van Laak

On Wednesday, 24 October 2018 Dr. habil Jeannette van Laak, Research Associate at the Dubnow Institute, will participate in a discussion on »Die Erinnerung an den Novemberpogrom 1938« at the New Synagogue in Erfurt.

 

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18 October 2018

Book presentation with lecture by Dr. Enrico Lucca

Dr. Enrico Lucca, Research Associate at the Dubnow Institute, will speak about »Hugo Bergmann and Rehavia's cultural and religious life« on Monday, October 22 at 18:45. The lecture will take place as part of the presentation of Thomas Sparr's publication »Grunewald im Orient. Das deutsch-jüdische Jerusalem« at the Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin.

 

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15 October 2018
Director Yfaat Weiss accompanies Science Minister Stange to Jerusalem

Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss, Director of the Dubnow Institute, accompanied Dr. Eva-Maria Stange, Saxon Minister of Art and Science, on her trip to Jerusalem. During the visit to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the focus was on the further development of exchange and scientific cooperation with the Dubnow Institute, the Leipzig University and the TU Dresden.

 

 

Minister Dr. Stange, Director Prof. Dr. Weiss and Rector Prof. Dr. Schücking (from left to right) at the Hebrew University.
Prof. Schücking, Rector of the Leipzig University, and Prof. Ben-Sasson, Chancellor of the Hebrew University, signing a cooperation agreement.

 

Press Release of the Saxon State Ministry of Science and the Arts (German)

 

 

15 October 2018

Annual Conference: Shared Space – Contact Zones

From Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 October 2018, the Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow is hosting an international annual conference in English. Under the title »Shared Space – Contact Zones« scientists from Israel, the USA and Germany will examine modern Hebrew and Yiddish literature from Eastern Europe.

 

Program

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10 October 2018
Lecture by Zarin Aschrafi

Zarin Aschrafi, doctoral candidate at the Dubnow Institute, will speak on Wednesday, 17 October 2018 about: »Zwischen Universalismus und Partikularismus: Linke Juden im Frankfurt der 70er und 80er«.

 

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08 October 2018
Conference »1938 and beyond« with Keynote by Professor Dr. Dr. Dan Diner and lecture by Martin Jost

With his Keynote »›1938‹ in Context: The Continental, the Imperial, and the Global« Professor Dr. Dr. Dan Diner opens the confernce »1938 and beyond. New Perspectives on Crucial Years from East and West«, organized by Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, and the Selma Stern Zentrum für Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg from October 17 to 19, 2018 in Berlin. At the same conferenece, Martin Jost, doctoral candidate at the Dubnow Institute, will speak about »Actual and Potential Refugees. The Significance of threatened East European Jewry on the Évian Conference«.

 

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4 October 2018
Symposium »Vermittler_innen zwischen den Kulturen« with lecture by Dr. habil. Jeannette van Laak

Dr. habil. Jeannette van Laak, Research Associate at the Dubnow Institute, will speak on Sunday, 14 October 2018 at the Symposium »Vermittler_innen zwischen den Kulturen« about the artist Lea Grundig.

 

Program (German)

 

 

Buchcover mit handschriftlicher Beschriftung in hebräischen Buchstaben sowie eine Zeichnung des Kopfs und Oberkörpers eines jungen Mannes, hinter ihm ein Pfau.

Event announcement

»Weiße Sprache« – Moderne jiddische Lyrik

Public reading with Efrat Gal-Ed, Sabine Koller, and Hans Henrik Wöhler

in Yiddish with German translation
Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 19:15
Venue: Ariowitsch-Haus, Hinrichsenstraße 14, Leipzig
Admission is free

 

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24 September 2018
Annual Conference »Das umkämpfte Museum« with lecture by Dr. Monika Heinemann

Dr. Monika Heinemann, Assistant to the Director at the Dubnow Institute, will speak on Thursday, 4 October 2018 at the Annual Conference »Das umkämpfte Museum. Zeitgeschichte ausstellen zwischen Dekonstruktion und Sinnstiftung«.

 

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13 September 2018
Visiting Scholar Gregor Feindt

Dr. Gregor Feindt from the Leibniz Institute for European History in Mainz is a Visiting Scholar at the Dubnow Institute in September. His Lunchtalk will be on Monday, 17 September 2018, 12:45-13:45 p.m., the title of his paper is: »Neue Menschen« im Angesicht einer neuen Ordnung. Bat'as Industrieutopie in Zlín unter deutscher Besatzung (1939–1945).

 

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Visiting Scholars at the Dubnow Institute

 

 

11 September 2018
International Symposium »Flüchtlingskrise 1938 und heute?« with lecture by Martin Jost

Martin Jost, doctoral candidate at the Dubnow Institute, will speak on Thursday, 20 September 2018 at the International Scientific Symposium »Flüchtlingskrise 1938 und heute? Zur Aktualität der Internationalen Flüchtlingskonferenz von Évian 1938«.

 

Program (German)

 

 

10 September 2018

The Dubnow Institute at the »Historikertag«

On Wednesday, 26 September 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., staff members of the Dubnow Institute will be represented with a panel at the »Historikertag« in Münster. Under the title »Worlds apart: Jewish Witnesses in Israeli and West German Criminal Proceedings against Perpetrators of National Socialist Extermination Camps, 1970-1990«, Dagi Knellessen and Adv. Dr. Yehudith Dori Deston from the Dubnow Institute will present their current research projects. Dr. Katharina Stengel from DI will chair the panel. All three are members of the Research Unit »Law« at the Dubnow Institute and conduct research on Holocaust processes in Western Germany and Israel.

 

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Buchcover, bei dem das obere Drittel hellblau ist und mit roter und schwarzer Schrift die Angaben zum Buch enthält. Darunter sieht man eine Fotografie, die junge Menschen zeigt, die sich in einem Treppenhaus und Flur drängen und dabei angeregt unterhalten.

6 September 2018
Prize »Opus Primum«: Publication of the Dubnow Institute on shortlist

From more than a hundred suggestions, the publication »Polens letzte Juden. Herkunft und Dissidenz um 1968" by David Kowalski, published in the series "Schriften des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts", was shortlisted for the »Opus Primum« Prize. With this prize, the Volkswagen Foundation annually awards a German-language publication of high scientific quality, which must be easy to read and understand for a broad public.

 

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29 August 2018
Sponsorship by the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe

With generous support from the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe, an international group of researchers will meet regularly at the Dubnow Institute over the next two years. They will prepare two comprehensive funding proposals on the topic "Cultural Agency, Transnational Innovation, and Publishing Economics: The Romm Printing House and the European Republic of Letters". This so-called Research Consortium brings together historians, book and literary scholars from Israel, Lithuania and Germany.

 

 

27 August 2018
Second Edition of Omar Kamil's »Der Holocaust im arabischen Gedächtnis« 
Omar Kamil's »Der Holocaust im arabischen Gedächtnis« (Schriftenreihe series, vol. 15) has been published in a second, reviewed edition.

 

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24 August 2018
Just released: Christoph Schmidt: »Israel und die Geister von '68«

It's a pleasure to announce volume 13 of the Toldot series written by Christoph Schmidt: »Israel und die Geister von '68. Eine Phänomenologie«.

 

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22 August 2018
Scientist of Dubnow Institute takes up visiting professorship

PD Dr. Jan Gerber, Chief Research Associate at the Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow, will hold the interdisciplinary guest professorship for critical social research at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen in the Winter Semester 2018/19.

 

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