Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dan Diner

Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of History

 

Professor em. in the Department of History at the University of Leipzig and between 1999 and 2014 Director of the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture

 

Regular Member of the Philological-Historical Class of the Saxonian Academy of Sciences Leipzig, Project: »European Traditions – Encyclopedia of Jewish Cultures«

 

ERC-Advanced Grant, Principal Investigator (PI), Project: »Experience, Judgement and Representation of World War II in an Age of Globalization«, Hebrew University of Jerusalem  

Curriculum Vitae

 

*1946

1973                           Doctorate

1975–1977                  Habilitation Fellowship of the German

                                  Research Foundation (DFG)

1980                           Habilitation

1984–1985                  Assistant Professor, University of Southern Denmark

                                  (Syddansk Universitet) 

1985–1999                  Professor, Department of History,

                                  University of Essen 

1987–1999                  Professor, Department of History, Tel Aviv University

1994–1999                  Director, Institute for German History,

                                  Tel Aviv University

1997–1999                  Holder of the Benyamin and Chaya Schapelski Chair

                                  of Holocaust Studies, Tel Aviv University

1999–2001                  Professor, Department of History, Ben Gurion

                                  University of the Negev/Beer Sheva

1999–2014                  Director of the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish

                                  History and Culture

since 1999                   Professor in the Department of History at the
                                  University of Leipzig

since 2001                   Professor of Modern European History, Hebrew

                                  University of Jerusalem

 

Prizes and Awards 

2006                         Ernst Bloch Prize of the city of Ludwigshafen am Rhein
2007Premio Capalbio für Il tempo sospeso. Stasi e crisi nel mondo musulmano, Milano 2007
2009»Geisteswissenschaften International – Preis zur Förderung der Übersetzung geisteswissenschaftlicher Literatur« of the Börsenverein, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Federal Foreign Office (for the essay: Gegenläufige Gedächtnisse. Über Geltung und Wirkung des Holocaust, Verlag Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2007)
2013The Leipzig Academic Prize
2013ERC Advanced Grant (for the project: Experience, Judgement, and Representation of World War II in an Age of Globalization)
2015Honorary doctorate from the Freie Universität Berlin
2015Central German Communication and Business Award »Heiße Kartoffel«, Leipzig

  

Acting Professorships  Guest Professorships Research Fellowships

  

 

1978/79                    Guest Professor, Gesamthochschule Kassel
1981/82Guest Professor, Gesamthochschule Kassel
1982–1984   

Lehrstuhlvertretung, Fachbereich
Politikwissenschaften, Universität Marburg  

1984/85Lehrstuhlvertretung, Fachbereich
Politikwissenschaften, Universität Osnabrück
1997Guest Professor, University of Munich
1997/98Guest Researcher, Professor, International Research Center for Cultural Studies, Vienna
2001Research Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2003Guest Professor, Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies, University of Lucerne
2003Visiting Professor, Mansfield College, Oxford
2004/05Member of the Institute for Advanded Study, Princeton
2008Research Fellow, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University
2010City of Vienna/IFK Fellow, International Research Center for Culturas Studies, Vienna
2011Research Fellow, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Carolina Center for Jewish Studies) and Wake Forest University Winston-Salem
2014/15EURIAS Fellow, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS), Upsala
2014 and 2015The Joyce Zeger Greenberg Visiting Professorship, University of Chicago (Chicago Center for Jewish Studies)

 

Memberships

• Kommission für Interkulturelle Historische Grundwissenschaften der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig

• German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Center for German Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Member of the Academic Board    

• Center of Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg, Member of the Academic Board

• Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk e.V., Member of the Council 

• Fritz Bauer Institute Frankfurt am Main, Member of the Scientific Council

• German Marshall Fund of the United States, Member of the Advisory Committee

• »Künste im Exil« of the German National Library Frankfurt am Main, Member of the Academic Board

• Foundation Fund, The Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Member of the Board of Trustees

• Martin-Buber-Werkausgabe (MBW), Member of the Academic Board

• Project »Wissenschaftliche Stadtgeschichte Leipzigs 2015«, Member of the Board of Trustees

• The Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Permanent Academic Member

• The Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center Jerusalem, Member of the Academic Board

• Foundation Topography of Terror Berlin, Member of the Foundation Council

• Foundation Topography of Terror Berlin, Member of the International Advisory Council

• Vienna Fund for Science, Research and Technology (WWTF), Member of the Advisory Council 

• ZJS – Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg, Member of the Scientific Council

 

Editorship

   

Publications of the Simon Dubnow Institute, 1999–2014

 

Bulletin

Jahrbuch/Yearbook

Leipziger Beiträge zur jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur

Schriften des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts

Toldot – Essays zur jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur/Essays on Jewish History and Culture


On behalf of the Saxonian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig

Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur

 

Co-Editorship

 

Babylon. Beiträge zur jüdischen Gegenwart

Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik

Constellations. An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory
History & Memory. Studies in Representation of the Past (1988–1998)

Jewish History Quarterly (Warsaw)

Leo Baeck Institute Year Book

Naharaim. Zeitschrift für deutsch-jüdische Literatur und Kulturgeschichte / Journal of German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History

Storia della Shoah. La crisi dell'Europa, lo sterminio degli ebrei e la memoria del XX secolo

Tabur. Yearbook for European History, Society, Culture and Thought

Tel Aviv Yearbook for German History (1994–1999)

Book Publications, 1999–2015

 

Versiegelte Zeit. Über den Stillstand in der islamischen Welt, Berlin 2015 (new paperback edition).

 

Das Jahrhundert verstehen 1917–1989. Eine universalgeschichtliche Deutung, Munich 2015 (new edition).

  

Rituelle Distanz. Israels deutsche Frage, Munich 2015.

 

Zapecaceno vrijemo. O Zastaoju u islamskom svijetu, Sarajevo 2015. Bosnian translation of: Versiegelte Zeit. Über den Stillstand in der islamischen Welt, Berlin 2005.

 

Razumjeti stoljece. Opcepovijesno tumacenje, Zaprešic 2013. Croation translation of: Das Jahrhundert verstehen. Eine universalhistorische Deutung, Munich 1999.

 

Deutsche Zeiten. Geschichte und Lebenswelt. Festschrift zur Emeritierung von Moshe Zimmermann, Göttingen/Bristol, Conn., 2012 (eds. together with Yfaat Weiss and Gideon Reuveni).  

 

Mühürlenmis Zaman. Islâm Dünyasindaki Durgunluk Üzerine, Istanbul 2011. Turkish translation of: Versiegelte Zeit. Über den Stillstand in der islamischen Welt, Berlin 2005.

 

Az-zaman al-makthum. Halat ar-rukud fil-'alam al-'islami, Baghdad/Beirut 2011. Arab translation of: Versiegelte Zeit. Über den Stillstand in der islamischen Welt, Berlin 2005.

 

Krugovoroty. Nacional-socializm i pamjat', Moscow 2010. Russian translation of: Kreisläufe. Nationalsozialismus und Gedächtnis, Berlin 1995.

 

Zeitenschwelle. Gegenwartsfragen an die Geschichte, München 2010.

 

Porzumet dvacátému století, Pavel Vána 2010. Czech translation of: Das Jahrhundert verstehen. Eine universalhistorische Deutung, Munich 1999.

 

Yüzyili Anlamak. Evrensel Bir Tarih Yorumu, Istanbul 2009. Turkish translation of: Das Jahrhundert verstehen. Eine universalhistorische Deutung, Munich 1999.

  

Zrozumiec stulecie, Warszawa 2009. Polish translation of: Das Jahrhundert verstehen. Eine universalhistorische Deutung, Munich 1999.

 

Lost in the Sacred. Why the Muslim World Stood Still, Princeton, N. J., 2009. English translation of: Versiegelte Zeit. Über den Stillstand in der islamischen Welt, Berlin 2005.

 

Shever zman [Time Fracture], Tel Aviv 2009. Hebrew translation of: Das Jahrhundert verstehen. Eine universalhistorische Deutung, Munich 1999.

 

Disseminating German Tradition. The Thyssen Lectures, Leipzig 2009 (ed. with  Moshe Zimmermann).

 

Aufklärungen. Über Varianten von Moderne, Zürich 2008.

 

Cataclysms. A History of the Twentieth Century from Europe’s Edge, Madison, Wis., 2008. English translation of: Das Jahrhundert verstehen. Eine universalhistorische Deutung, Munich 1999.

 

Gegenläufige Gedächtnisse. Über Geltung und Wirkung des Holocaust, Göttingen 2007.

 

Restitution and Memory. Material Restoration in Europe, New York/Oxford 2007 (ed. with Gotthard Wunberg).

 

Synchrone Welten. Zeitenräume jüdischer Geschichte, Göttingen 2005 (Ed.).

 

Il tempo sospeso. Stasi e crisi nel mondo musulmano, Milano 2007. Italian translation of: Versiegelte Zeit. Über den Stillstand in der islamischen Welt, Berlin 2005.

 

Versiegelte Zeit. Über den Stillstand in der islamischen Welt, Berlin 2005.

 

Dark Times, Dire Decisions. Jews and Communism, Oxford 2005 (ed. with Jonathan Frankel).

 

Gedächtniszeiten. Über jüdische und andere Geschichten, Munich 2003.

 

Feindbild Amerika. Über die Beständigkeit eines Ressentiments, Berlin 2002 (revised edition).

 

Raccontare il Novecento. Una storia politica, Milano 2001. Italian translation of: Das Jahrhundert verstehen. Eine universalhistorische Deutung, Munich 2000.

 

Beyond the Conceivable. Studies on Germany, Nazism and the Holocaust, Berkeley, Calif., 2000.

 

Das Jahrhundert verstehen. Eine universalhistorische Deutung, Frankfurt am Main 2000 (Paperback).

 

Hans Kelsen and Carl Schmitt. A Juxtaposition, Gerlingen 1999 (ed. with Michael Stolleis).

 

Das Jahrhundert verstehen. Eine universalhistorische Deutung, Munich 1999.

 

 

Contact:

 

Johannes Rudloff (academic assistant)

Phone: +49 341 21735-703

Email: rudloff(at)dubnow.de