Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University

Institute's operations

Due to the current corona situation, the Dubnow Institute and its library will remain closed to the public until further notice. Many of our employees are also currently working from home. Please send your messages or enquiries by email to the contact persons listed on our website. We apologise for any delays in replying.


News from the Dubnow Institute can be found here.

Courses in Summer Semester 2021

Please check the courses for the Summer Semester 2021.

Call for Proposals

What's New, What's Next?

Innovative Methods, New Sources, and Paradigm Shifts in Jewish Studies

3–7 October 2021, Online conference, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw

Deadline for submitting proposals: 30 April 2021


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Digital Lecture Series

American Jewish Political Thought. Transnational Varieties


15 April 2021, 5.15 p.m. (CEST), 11.15 a.m. (EST)

Kenneth D. Wald (Gainesville, FL)

The Political Exceptionalism of American Jewry:

A Contextual Approac


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»A Lost World?« Jewish International Lawyers and New World Orders (1917–1951)

24–25 May 2021, digital event


You are cordially invited to a conference held by the International Law Forum, at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow, and the Jacob Robinson Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem



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Just published

by Metropol:

Jewish History & Culture. Magazine of the Dubnow Institute

Cover des Magazin des Dubnow-Instituts Nummer 4 Weltgeschichte erschienen 2020 beim Metropol Verlag

# 04 2020: Weltgeschichte


68 pp.

Berlin: Metropol Verlag, 2020

ISSN 2567-8469

ISBN 978-3-86331-533-7


Price: 14,00 € (D), 17,20 € (international)

Published annually (spring)

Just published

by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht:

toldot, Volume 14 (2021)

Buchcover von Szenen der Wiener Moderne Drei Artefakte und ihre Vorstellungswelten des Jüdischen von Theresa Eisele Band 14 der Publikationsreihe toldot des Dubnow-Instituts, erschienen 2021 bei Vandenhoeck und  Ruprecht

Theresa Eisele




165 pp, 7 colored figs., paperback
Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2021
ISBN: 978-3-525-35823-8, Price: 25,00 € (D)


Yair Mintzker

Die vielen Tode des Jud Süß

Justizmord an einem Hofjuden




261 pp., 11 colored figs., Hardcover with dust jacket

Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2020

ISBN: 978-3-525-37098-8, Price: 45,00 Euro (D)

ISBN: 978-3-647-37098-9 (e-book), Price: 37,99 € (D)

Dubnow Institute Yearbook, Vol. 17

Jahrbuch des Dubnow-Instituts/Dubnow Institute Yearbook 17 (2018)




Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1st edition 2020

650 pp. with 12 ill., Linen

ISSN 2198-3097

ISBN 978-3-525-370780-3, 80,00 € [D]

e-book 64,99 € [D]

Digital Catalogue

Contested Heritage

Jewish Cultural Property after 1945

Eds. by Elisabeth Gallas, Anna Holzer-Kawalko, Caroline Jessen, and Yfaat Weiss


221 pp., 70 colored figs.

Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2020

Free of charge, Open Access (PDF)

ISBN: 978-3-666-31083-6

Price for book, hardcover: 50,00 €

ISBN: 978-3-666-31083-0

Studies of the Dubnow Institute, Vol. 32

Buchcover von Fragmente aus der Endzeit Negatives Geschichtsdenken bei Günther Anders von Anna Pollmann erschienen 2020 bei Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, eine Publikation aus der Schriftenreihe des Dubnow-Instituts

Anna Pollmann

Fragmente aus der Endzeit

Negatives Geschichtsdenken bei Günther Anders




335 pp., Hardcover with dust jacket

Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2020

ISBN: 978-3-525-31095-3

Price: 55,00 € (D)

Studies of the Simon Dubnow Institute, Vol. 25 now in English

Lutz Fiedler


A History of Israeli Dissidence


translated by Jake Schneider

472 pp., Hardcover

Edinburgh University Press, 2020



German version of the publication

Funded by

Unterschrift von Leibniz in schwarz, darunter steht in blauer Schrift Leibniz Association




This Institute is financed by the Saxon State government out of the State budget approved by the Saxon State Parliament.


In 2019, the Dubnow Institute was awarded TOTAL E-QUALITY for its successful gender equality work.