14 October 2019
Just published on Mimeo: »Exilland Ägypten«
With »Exilland Ägypten. Der vergessene Orientalist Paul Kraus«, another article is published on »Mimeo«, the blog of the Doctoral Candidates at the Dubnow Institute. The auther Maja Scrbacic is a Doctoral Candidate at the Leipzig University.
Jeremy Adler: Zur Philologie des Bösen
The Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow, in cooperation with the Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin, invites you to the lecture »Zur Philologie des Bösen: Sprachkritik als Widerstand« at 5 p.m. on Monday, 21 October 2019 at the Literaturhaus Leipzig. Admission is free.
Press Release (German)
10 October 2019
Just published on Mimeo: »Zweifache Deutung«
With »Zweifache Deutung. Amerikanische und deutsche Historiker lesen Fritz Stern«, another article is published on »Mimeo«, the blog of the Doctoral Candidates at the Dubnow Institute. The auther Anna Corsten is a Doctoral Candidate at the Leipzig University.
8 October 2019
Dagi Knellessen is Junior Fellow at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies
Dagi Knellessen, Doctoral Candidate at the Dubnow Institute, has been a Junior Fellow at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies since October. Over the next nine months she will be working on her dissertation project »Paradoxes of Witnessing. Jewish Survivors in the Federal German Sobibor Trials 1949–1989«.
30 September 2019
Forum Wissenschafts- und Buchgeschichte with lecture by Dr. Arndt Engelhardt
Dr. Arndt Engelhardt, Research Associate at the Dubnow Institute, will participate in the Forum History of Science and Books, which will take place on Tuesday, October 1 at the German National Library in Leipzig. At 4 p.m. he will talk about »Moritz Veit (1808–1864) und die „Weltliteratur“. Eine unternehmerische Perspektive«.
20 Septemberr 2019
Conference with lecture by Lukas Böckmann
Lukas Böckmann, Doctoral Candidate at the Dubnow Institute, is taking part in the conference »Radicalism and Resistance in Modern Jewish History«, which will take place from 24 to 25 September 2019 in Hamburg. There he talks about »Misled Liberation: Jewish Experience within the Argentine Guerilla of the 1960s«.
9 September 2019
Just published on Mimeo: Student or Refugee?
A new article is published on »Mimeo«. Based on Isak Wurman's application to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Bilha Shilo traces in her contribution »Student or Refugee?« the intertwining of study efforts and escape from persecution during the Second World War. Bilha Shilo is a PhD student at the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
6 September 2019
Conference with keynote by Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss
The Director of the Dubnow Institute, Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss, will give the Opening Keynote Speech at the 8th Annual Conference of the European Association of Israel Studies on Sunday, 8 September. At 4.30 p.m. she will talk About »Contemporary Archeology: Wadi Salib«.
30 August 2019
Conference with lecture by Annette Wolf
Annette Wolf, Doctoral Candidate at the Dubnow Institute, will take part in the Conference »Heterodoxies between Rejection and Recognition in Modernity«, which will take place in Freiburg at the beginning of September. On Friday, 6 September, at 12.15 p.m., she will speak about »Humanistisches Erbe – hermeneutische Einwände. Jüdische Remigranten und die Literaturwissenschaft im Nachkriegsdeutschland«.
29 August 2019
Just released: Dubnow Institute Yearbook
The bilingual Dubnow Institute Yearbook is being published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Verlage for the sixteenth time. It deals in two thematic focuses with the year 1938, which was decisive for European Jews, as well as with the boom of biographical writing within Jewish Studies. It is edited by Yfaat Weiss, Director of the Dubnow Institute.
21 August 2019
Just published on Mimeo: »Wien retour«
With »Wien retour. Die zwei Geschichten des Franz West«, another article is just published on »Mimeo«, the blog of the Doctoral Candidates at the Dubnow Institute. The auther Svenja Kipshagen is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Göttingen.
7 August 2019
Just published on Mimeo: »Euphorischer Beginn einer konfliktreichen Kooperation«
With »Euphorischer Beginn einer konfliktreichen Kooperation. Der World Jewish Congress und die Zentrale Stelle in Ludwigsburg«, another article is just published on »Mimeo«, the blog of the Doctoral Candidates at the Dubnow Institute. The auther Dagi Knellessen is a Doctoral Candidate at the Dubnow Institute.
18 July 2019
The Dubnow Institute receives the Total E-Quality Award
For the first time, the Dubnow Institute has been awarded the TOTAL E-QUALITY label for its successful Gender Equality work. Organisations from business, science and administration that successfully implement equal opportunities in their personnel and organisational policies are awarded the TOTAL E-QUALITY label. An independent jury examines the application documents and decides on the award. The award is made for a period of three years.
More about TOTAL E-QUALITY
More about Gender Equality at the Dubnow Institute
9 July 2019
Just published on Mimeo: »A History of the Present«
With »A History of the Present. Uriel Tal's Analogical Reasoning«, another article is just published on »Mimeo«, the blog of the Doctoral Candidates at the Dubnow Institute. The auther Yonatan Shiloh-Dayan is a Doctoral Candidate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
27 June 2019
Just published on Mimeo: »Robbery and Restitution«
With »Robbery and Restitution. ERR Ratibor Depot and Jewish Cultural Property after 1945«, another text is just published on »Mimeo«, the blog of the Doctoral Candidates at the Dubnow Institute. Anna Holzer-Kawalko is a Doctoral Candidate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Currently, she is a visiting scholar at the Dubnow Institute and co-organizes the Colloquium on »Jewish Material Cultures in East Central Europe in the 20th Century«.
26 June 2019
Pinkasim project: Website now online
Recently the website »The Pinkasim Collection: The International Repository of Communal Ledgers« is online. The project gathered together the Pinkasim – the minute books of Jewish communities – widespread in Ashkenazic Europe and northern Italy – as a central historical source for Jewish history and culture in Early Modern Period. Previously contained spread across archives and collections in Israel, Europe and the United States, the communal Pinkassim were successively digitalized as part of a project of the National Library of Israel in cooperation with the Dubnow Institute and are now made available in an online archive.
25 June 2019
Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss holds Selma Stern Lecture 2019
On Thursday, 11 July, 6 p.m., Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss, Director of the Dubnow Institute, will give the Selma Stern Lecture 2019, titled »Ad Acta: Nachgelassenes in Jerusalem«, giving an insight into the archive and history of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
24 June 2019
Walter Benjamin Conference 2019 with lecture by Inka Sauter
Inka Sauter, Doctoral Candidate at the Dubnow Institute, will take part in the Walter Benjamin Conference, which is being held in Bern to mark the 100th anniversary of Walter Benjamin's doctorate. On Friday, 28 June, at 4.30 p.m., she will speak about »Zwanzigjährige Verwahrung. Walter Benjamins zweifache Reflexion des geschichtsphilosophischen Problems«.
18 June 2019
Just Released: Jüdische Geschichte & Kultur
The third issue of Jüdische Geschichte & Kultur is devoted to the Jewish engagement with law after 1945 in reaction to National Socialism and the Holocaust. It focuses on institutions and individuals who committed themselves to the codification of international law, participation, and sovereignty.
18 June 2019
Conference with lecture by Dr. Enrico Lucca
Dr. Enrico Lucca, Research Associate at the Dubnow Institute, will speak today in Madrid at the Universidad Complutense about: »¿Huésped (des)agradecido? Apropiación del judaísmo en el discurso filosófico del siglo XX.« [(Un)welcomed guest? Appropriations of Judaism in 20th Century Philosophical Discourse].
17 June 2019
Just published on Mimeo: Ein »typischer Kosmopolit«?
With "Ein »typischer Kosmopolit«? Über die Vorgeschichte der antisemitischen Kampagne von 1967/68 in Polen", another article was just published on »Mimeo. Blog der Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden am Dubnow-Institut«. The author Dr. David Kowaski was a Doctoral Candidate at the Dubnow Institute from 2011 to 2015 and published his dissertation »Polen letzte Juden« in 2018.
Polens letzte Juden. Herkunft und Dissidenz um 1968
Book Presentation with Dr. David Kowalski and Jun. Prof. Dr. Anna Artwinska
Monday, 24 June 2019, 5 p.m.
An Event during the Jewish Week in Leipzig
German with Englisch subtitels
On Tuesday, 25 June 2019 at 6 p.m., the Kinobar Prager Frühling will show the movie »Sterne«. The DEFA film, shot by Konrad Wolf in Bulgaria in 1959, is considered the first German film to explicitly deal with the responsibility of the Germans for the Holocaust. With a short introduction by Dr. Daniel Wildmann, Director of the Leo Baeck Institute London.
An event of the Dubnow Institute in cooperation with the Leo Baeck Institute London, the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the Kinobar Prager Frühling as part of the »Jewish Week in Leipzig«.
Conference »Vielfalt vernetzen – Wissen teilen« with lecture by Dr. Ulrich Schuster
Dr. Ulrich Schuster, Research Associate at the Dubnow Institute, will participate in the final conference of the joint project »Virtuelle Archive für die geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung« in Dresden from 20 to 21 June 2019. On Thursday, 20 June 2019, he will present his current project »Jüdische Gelehrte in Sachsen. Teilhabe, Benachteiligung und Ausschluss. Eine Online-Ausstellung«.
More about the Research Project »Jewish Scholars in Saxony«
7 June 2019
German-Israeli Cooperation in the Humanities
Event with Israeli Ambassador on 13 June at the Leipzig University
The Leibniz Association, the Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture - Simon Dubnow and the Leipzig University invite you to »German-Israeli Cooperation in the Humanities« on Thursday, June 13, 2019 in the Old Senate Hall of the Leipzig University.
3 June 2019
Just published on Mimeo: »The "Rothschilds of Arabia"«
With »The "Rothschilds of Arabia". Jewish-Yemeni Merchants in Palestine and Beyond«, another article was just published on »Mimeo. Blog der Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden am Dubnow-Institut«. The author Shaul Marmari is a Doctoral Candidate at the Dubnow Institute. His research project focuses on Jewish Commercial Networks around the Indian Ocean in the Modern-Imperial Period.
28 May 2019
Dubnow Institute participates in »Leibniz im Bundestag«.
With the format »Leibniz im Bundestag«, the Leibniz Association has been offering the members of the German Bundestag individual discussions with scientists on various topics since 2008. The Dubnow Institute also participates in this dialogue, which takes place from 4th to 5th June in Berlin. This year Prof. Dr. Jörg Deventer informs about »Israel - Deutschland. Aktuelle Wissenschaftsbeziehungen im Bereich der Geisteswissenschaften«; PD Dr. Jeannette van Laak talks about »Juden in der DDR«.
21 May 2019
Lecture by Dr. Enrico Lucca at the Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin
Dr. Enrico Lucca, Research Associate at the Dubnow Institute, will speak on Thursday, 23 May 2019 at 10 a.m. about »National and transnational Judaism. A biographical perspective through the life of Hugo Bergmann (1883–1975)«. The lecture is part of the research program »Dynamics and Experiences of Globalization« at the Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin.
20 May 2019
Conference »Human Emancipation and Particular Belonging« with lecture by Inka Sauter
Inka Sauter, Doctoral Candidate at the Dubnow Institute, will take part in the conference »Human Emancipation and Particular Belonging. (Post-)secular Politics, Religious Communities, and Jewish Experiences« in Berlin. On Saturday, 25 May 2019, she will speak at the HU Berlin about »After the Century of Emancipation. Franz Rosenzweig's turn away from History«. On the same day, Dr. Elisabeth Gallas, Head of the Research Unit »Law«, will moderate the continuation of the panel »The different Meaning of Emancipation«. The conference is organized by the Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg and the Humboldt University Berlin.
14 May 2019
Just published Mimeo: »Between Banning and Contact«
With »Between Banning and Contact. Israeli Attitudes towards Renewal of Jewish Life in Postwar Germany«, another article was just published on »Mimeo. Blog der Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden am Dubnow-Institut«. The author Irit Chen is a PhD student in the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her dissertation focuses on the work of the members of Israeli Purchasing Mission in Cologne and their contribution to deepening the early connections between Israel and West Germany in 1953–1965.
10 May 2019
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss at the DHIW branch office Vilnius
Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss, Director of the Dubnow Institute, spoke on 29 April 2019 in Vilnius about Hanna Krall's novel »Sublokatorka«, which was published by Libella in 1985. The lecture was organized by the Vilnius branch of the German Historical Institute in Warsaw in cooperation with the University of Vilnius and the Lithuanian Historical Institute.
09 May 2019
New on Mimeo: »Humanismus als Ideal und Wirklichkeit«
With »Humanismus als Ideal und Wirklichkeit. Käte Hamburger deutet das Vermächtnis Rahel Varnhagens« appeared yesterday the third article on »Mimeo. Blog der Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden am Dubnow-Institut«. Auther Annette Wolf is a doctoral candidate at the Dubnow Institute and is working on a comparative study on Käte Hamburger, Hans Mayer and Peter Szondi.
7 May 2019
Lecture by PD Dr. Jan Gerber at the Marx Research Center
PD Dr. Jan Gerber, Head of the Research Unit »Politics« at the Dubnow Institute, spoke on Monday, 29 April 2019 about »Karl Marx in Paris. Die Entdeckung des Kommunismus«. The lecture took place at the Marx Research Center of the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. Jan Gerber had published a book of the same name in 2018.
30 April 2019
Cooperation Agreement with the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania
Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss, Director of the Dubnow Institute, signed a cooperation agreement with the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania in Vilnius on April 29, 2019. In the future, the two institutions would like to carry out more scholarly projects and exhibitions in suitable subject Areas together.
24 April 2019
Now online: Mimeo. Blog der Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden am Dubnow-Institut
With mimeo.dubnow.de, the Blog of the Doctoral Candidates at the Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture - Simon Dubnow went online today. The Blog serves to promote exchange and networking. It offers insight into current doctoral projects at the Dubnow Institute. Based on excerpts from its own research, the blog is also a platform for contributions from other young scholars.
Press release (German)
18 April 2019
English edition of Elisabeth Gallas' book »Das Leichenhaus der Bücher«
Dr. Elisabeth Gallas' publication »Das Leichenhaus der Bücher« (Studies of the Simon Dubnow Institute, vol. 19) is now also available in English translation. It was published under the title »A Mortuary of Books. The Rescue of Jewish Culture after the Holocaust« by New York University Press. The study was translated into American English with the help of translation funding from Geisteswissenschaften International.
10 April 2019
Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss: Full Member of the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig
The director of the Dubnow Institute, Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss, was admitted to the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig (SAW) on Friday, 12 April 2019 as a full member of the philological-historical class.
10 April 2019
Lecture at the Research Colloquium of Dr. Philpp Graf
Dr. Philipp Graf, Research Associate at the Dubnow Institute, will present his current research project at the Research Colloquium of the Chair for German and European History of the 19th to 21st Centuries at the Leipzig University on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 at 5.15 p.m. Under the title »Vom Verteidiger Georgi Dimitroffs zum Anwalt des jüdischen Volkes« he will talk about Leo Zuckermann (1908–1985).
4 April 2019
Lilian Mendoza Prize 2018/2019 awarded to Anna Holzer-Kawalko
Anna Holzer-Kawalko, Doctoral Candidates at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and currently Visiting Scholar at the Dubnow Institute, is awarded the Lilian Mendoza Prize 2018/2019. Her dissertation, entitled »Dissonant Heritage. Nation-Building, Material Politics and German-Jewish Book Collections in Czechoslovakia, 1918-1948« is supervised by Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss. The award ceremony will take place on 10 April at 4 p.m. in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
25 March 2019
Research Colloquium of the Dubnow Institute: Lecture with Prof. Dr. Leora Auslander on 4 April, 17.15 hrs
On Thursday, April 4, 5.15 p.m., Prof. Dr. Leora Auslander of the University of Chicago will open with her lecture »Jewish Things? Material Culture and Jewish Studies« the research colloquium of the Dubnow Institute in the summer semester 2019. The colloquium entitled »Jewish Material Cultures in East Central Europe in the 20th Century« approaches the Jewish history of East Central Europe in the 20th century from the perspective of its material cultures. The focus is on central places and institutions such as Jewish-theological seminars, museums, libraries and collections in the period before, during and after the Second World War. The colloquium will take place on Thursdays at 5.15 p.m. at the Dubnow Institute. Participation is free of charge and without advance registration.
The programme and the overview of the dates can be found here.
»Ein elend-schönes Land«. Gattung und Gedächtnis in Lea Goldbergs hebräischer Literatur
Conversation and Reading with Natasha Gordinsky
on Thursday, 21 March 2019, 18.00
at the Franz Morish Café
Discover Lea Goldberg, one of Israel's most important poetic voices, and learn how Europe found its way into Hebrew literature.
Moderator: Annette Wolf
Speaker/Reader: Hans Henrik Wöhler
21 March 2019
Study day with Guest Speaker Dr. Enrico Lucca
Dr. Enrico Lucca, Research Associate at the Dubnow Institute, is a guest speaker at the study day »Geschichte des interreligiösen Dialoges in Berlin« on Saturday, 23rd March 2019. The study day is organized by the Katholische Akademie in Berlin e.V.
»Denn es ist nicht alles gleich, was Menschenantlitz trägt«.
Gerald Stourzh (University of Vienna)
»Denn es ist nicht alles gleich, was Menschenantlitz trägt«.
Die NS-Doktrin der Ungleichheit der Menschen im Lichte eines Reichsgerichtprozesses vom Jahre 1936
Thursday, 7 March 2018, 6 p.m.
Venue: Federal Administrative Court | Courtroom 4
1 March 2019
New design for Dubnow Institute
The Berlin agency Ta-Trung is currently developing a new corporate design for the Dubnow Institute. With a new logo a first, important element of it could be introduced. Newly designed posters, flyers, postcards and business cards will follow shortly.
21 February 2019
Conference »Briefkultur(en)« with lecture by Dr. Nicolas Berg
Dr. Nicolas Berg, Head of the Research Unit »Knowledge« will take part in the Conference »Briefkultur(en) in der deutschen Geschichtswissenschaft zwischen dem 19. und 21. Jahrhundert« in Munich from 21 to 23 February 2019. On Friday, 22 February 2019, he will speak on »Deutsch-jüdische Historikerbriefwechsel nach 1945: Zum Erkenntnispotential einer antagonistischen Konstellation«.
19 February 2019
New website of the research projects on the topic »1918 – Chiffre für Umbruch und Aufbruch«.
Four research projects funded by the Saxon Ministry of Science on the topic »1918 – Chiffre für Umbruch und Aufbruch« have been presented in a joint web presence since today. The website includes the research project »Protestantischer Kanon und jüdische Erfahrung in der Pluralismuskonzeption Horace M. Kallens«, on which Imanuel Clemens Schmidt does research at the Dubnow Institute.
15 February 2019
International Working Group: The Romm Printing House and the European Republic of Letters
From 11 to 12 February 2019, scientists from Isreal, Lithuania and Germany met at the Dubnow Institute with the aim of preparing 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 scholars and literary scholars.
14 February 2019
Conference »Back to Redemption: Rosenzweig Star 1919–2019« with lectures by Dr. Enrico Lucca and Inka Sauter
From 17th to 20th Februray 2019, Dr. Enrico Lucca, Research Associate, and Inka Sauter, Doctoral Candidate at the Dubnow Institute, will take part in the international Conference »Back to Redemption: Rosenzweig Star 1919–2019« in Jerusalem. On Monday, 18 February 2019, Dr. Enrico Lucca will speak about »100 years later: Rosenzweig and Zionism Reconsidered«, Inka Sauter about »Der Stern der Erlösung als Krisenschrift« at the same day.
Jerusalem als literarischer Ort der Moderne
with Thomas Sparr and Joachim Kalka
Introduction: Jörg Deventer
On Thursday, 7 February 2019, 5 p.m. a panel discussion about Sparr‘s new publication »Grundewald im Orient« will take place as part of the Annual Conference. Admission is free.
29 January 2019
Colloquium with lecture by Dr. Elisabeth Gallas
Dr. Elisabeth Gallas, Head of the Research Unit »Law«, will speak about »Bücher als Ankläger: Jüdische Dokumentationen von Massenverbrechen vor und nach dem Holocaust« on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 at 16:15 at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder).
17 January 2019
Annual Conference: »Das Hebräerland«
From Wednesday, 6 to Friday, 8 February 2019, the Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow, in cooperation with the Institute of German Language and Literature, Leipzig University, Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach, and Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem is hosting an international annual conference. The conference will take the 150th birthday of Else Lasker-Schüler as an point of departure to take a fresh look at her work in patricular and on the German-language Palestinian poetry of the early 20th century in general.
2 January 2019
Inaugural Lecture by PD Dr. Jeannette van Laak
PD Dr. Jeannette van Laak, Research Associate at the Dubnow Institute, will give her inaugural lecture on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 6 p.m. on the topic: »Aufbruch ins Morgen. Biografische Skizzen zur jüdischen Malerin Lea Grundig« at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.