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.

Digital Offers

Since we cannot be here for you personally at the moment, we are pleased to be able to draw your attention at least to our digital offers: to the blog »Mimeo«, the newly established series »Digital Catalogues« as well as our digital lecture series »Let My People Go!«


Research Associate

100% full time equivalent (40 hours per week)

in the Ignaz Goldziher Program for Jewish-Muslim Studies

Application deadline: 29 January 2021

Call for Candidates

Tenth Session of the International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry

Wroclaw, July 1-4, 2021

Deadline for submitting application: 31 January 2021

Online Event

The Return to the Archive: Dispersal, Transmission, and Anticipation in Personal Archives between Germany and Israel


Monday, 25 January 2021, 7 p.m.



with Benjamin Pollock, Caroline Jessen, Lina Barouch, Amit Levy, Enrico Lucca and Yfaat Weiss


For more information...

Research Colloquium

»Let My People Go!« Jewish Emigration from Eastern Europe since the 1960s

Digital Lecture Series in the Winter Semester 2020/2021


Thursday, 5 February 2021, 5.15 p.m.


Dr. Natasha Gordinsky (Haifa)

Rethinking Soviet Spaces:

A New Paradigm in Comparative Literature


Program und Registration

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)


Buchcover von Die vielen Tode des Jud Süss Justizmord an einem Hofjuden von Yair Mintzker erschienen 2020 bei Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht

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)

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.