Studies of the Simon Dubnow Institute
The Studies of the Simon Dubnow Institute edited by Prof. Dan Diner, are a scholarly series of monographs published in Göttingen by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. The series seeks to further an integrative approach to historical, cultural-anthropological and philological-literary research on Jewish history in Central, East-Central and Southeastern Europe.
The latest volume of the series, volume 18, by Klaus Kempter is dedicated to the life and work of the historian and Auschwitz-survivor Joseph Wulf (1912–1974). It is published on the occasion of his 100. birthday on 22 december 2012.
Volume 16 and 15 were published in summer 2012. Volume 15 by Omar Kamil deciphers the denial of the Holocaust in the Arab World as a result of competitive narratives on the experience of violence. Volume 16, Mirjam Thulin's study, focuses on David Kaufmann (1852–1899), professor at the Budapest rabbinical seminary, who raised a »news service« which represents Jewish scholarly networks during the nineteenth century in general. Volume 14 by Dimitry Shumsky is a study of the socio-cultural backbround to Prague Zionism in the Habsburg Monarchy's twilight years.
Volume 13 of the series, Susanne Zepp's literary study Herkunft und Textkultur. Über jüdische Erfahrungswelten in romanischen Literaturen 1499–1627 interprets five fundamental literary sources of the period in close conjunction with the historical situation of that era. It seeks to understand the contribution of Jewish culture to the formation of modernity.
Volume 12, Dirk Sadowski's investigation on Haskala und Lebenswelt. Herz Homberg und die jüdischen deutschen Schulen in Galizien 1782–1806, focuses on the synergies and conflicts that evolved from the encounter between Haskalah values, enlightened absolutism and the persistency of Galician Jewry and its corporative structures.
In December 2009 Volume 11 was published, Yotam Hotam's analyses on Moderne Gnosis und Zionismus, which has been translated from Hebrew into German by Dafna Mach.
In autumn and spring 2008 Volume 10 and 9 were published: Volume 10, Philipp Graf's investigation on the genesis and impact of the so called Bernheim Petition of 1933; Volume 9, Die Rückkehr des Štetl by Olaf Terpitz. In his analyses Terpitz explores the usage of the „Štetl” as a theme in Russian literature of the late Soviet times.
In Volume 8 Alexis Hofmeister dedicates his works to jewish clubs in Odessa in the late 19th and 20th century: Selbstorganisation und Bürgerlichkeit – Jüdisches Vereinswesen in Odessa 1900, May 2007; Volume 7, Anke Hilbrenner's Diaspora-Nationalismus - Zur Geschichtskonstruktion Simon Dubnows (autumn 2006). Her research about Simon Dubnow can also be read as an introduction to the life and work of the jewish-russian historian.
The following monographs were published up to date: Volume 6, Yvonne Kleinmann, Neue Orte – Neue Menschen. Jüdische Lebensformen in St. Petersburg und Moskau im 19.Jahrhundert (spring 2006); Volume 5, Markus Kirchhoff, Palästina im wissenschaftlichen Diskurs 1865-1920 (autumn 2005); Volume 4, Kai Struve, Bauern und Nation in Galizien. Über Zugehörigkeit und soziale Emanzipation im 19. Jahrhundert (spring 2005); Volume 3, Katrin Steffen, Jüdische Polonität. Ethnizität und Nation im Spiegel der polnischsprachigen jüdischen Presse 1918-1939 (autumn 2004); Volume 2, Gabriele Freitag, Nächstes Jahr in Moskau! Die Zuwanderung von Juden in die sowjetische Metropole 1917-1932 (autumn 2004).
Gertrud Pickhan’s monographic study „Gegen den Strom.” Der Allgemeine Jüdische Arbeiterbund „Bund” in Polen 1918–1939 (Munich 2000, published by Deutsche Verlagsanstalt) inaugurated the series, examining at the „Bund” in Poland in the interwar period.