Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University


The Return to the Archive

Event announcement


In cooperation with the Dubnow Institute, the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center invites you to the online presentation of the focal point »The Return to the Archive: Dispersal, Transmission, and Anticipation in Personal Archives between Germany and Israel«, published in the Dubnow Institute Yearbook, 17 (2018) in 2020, on Monday 25 January 2021, 7 p.m. (Leipzig), 8 p.m. (Jerusalem).


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19 January 2021

Just published on »Mimeo«: Unliebsame Neuzugänge. Das Schicksal der Sammlung Jakob Wassermann

In her blog article »Unliebsame Neuzugänge«, the author Julia Schneidawind explores the changeful history of the library of the successful German-Jewish writer Jakob Wassermann. Julia Schneidawind is a doctoral candidate at the Chair of Jewish History and Culture at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.


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14 January 2021
Online lecture by Dr. Angelique Leszczawski-Schwerk

On Thursday, 14 January 2021, at 4 p.m., Dr. Angelique Leszczawski-Schwerk, Research Associate at the Dubnow Institute, will speak at the Research Colloquium on Eastern and East Central European History at the FU Berlin on »Neue Orte und intellektuelle Transferwege in den Jüdischen Studien in Deutschland seit den 1990er Jahren. Das Simon Dubnow-Institut und Yuri Slezkines „Das jüdische Jahrhundert“.«




21 December 2020

Just published on »Mimeo«: A London Letter. Leo Kohn's Imperial Epistemology and the Legislative Council

In her article, Maya Kreiner presents A London Letter from the Central Zionist Archives files, written in 1934 by the Frankfurt-born Jewish jurist Leo Kohn. Analyzing the constitutional reforms of the British Empire in India Kohn drew remarkable conclusions for the establishment of a legislative council in Palestine.


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15 December 2020

Book launch with PD Dr. Jan Gerber

PD Dr. Jan Gerber, Head of the Research Unit »Politics« at the Dubnow Institute, will participate in the online book launch of the new publication »Wahrheit und Revolution« on Tuesday, 15 December 2020, at 6 p.m. He will discuss with the authors Matthias Bohlender, Anna-Sophie Schönfelder and Matthias Spekker.


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10 December 2020
Professorship for Dubnow Institute Alumni

Dr. Mohamed A. H. Ahmed has been appointed Al Maktoum Associate Professor in Middle Eastern Studies at Trinity College Dublin. He worked at the Dubnow Institute from 2009 to 2016, from 2012 as Doctoral Candidate. He completed his dissertation in 2015; it focuses on Arabic use in nine Hebrew novels written between the 1950s and 2010s by three Iraqi Jewish authors.


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7 December 2020

IHRA Online Plenary Meeting with greetings from Prof. Dr. Jörg Deventer

The General Assembly of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance was to take place in Leipzig at the beginning of December. Due to the pandemic, it was switched to digital. Prof. Dr. Jörg Deventer, Deputy of the director at the Dubnow Institute, gives a video greeting.


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