The Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow (DI) is dedicated to interdisciplinary research across multiple eras of Jewish life worlds in Central and Eastern Europe, from the Middle Ages through to the present. This research adopts a pan-European perspective and includes areas of Jewish emigration, especially Israel as well as North and Latin America.

Through events, university courses, and a broad range of publications, the research findings are presented both to a specialist audience and the interested public. This includes the internationally renowned bilingual »Jahrbuch des Dubnow-Instituts/Dubnow Institute Yearbook«; the essay series »toldot« and »hefez«, and the magazine »Jewish History & Culture«. On the blog »Mimeo,« scholars offer an overview of their current research projects. The special collection of the institute library is also open to students and guests.



Zweierlei Zugehörigkeit

Philipp Graf

Göttingen 2024

Studies of the Simon Dubnow Institute

Volume 29
Jeder Bürger Soldat

Christhardt Henschel

Göttingen 2024



The Determining Gaze. Images of Jewish Life in Postwar Poland

Guided Tour

Next guided tour: Friday, 31 May 2024, 6 p.m.
Dubnow Institute


Hebrew Literature in the 20th Century

Israeli-German Constellations and Resonances

Lecturers: Dr. Nicolas Berg/Dr. Caroline Jessen

Summer Semester 2024, on five dates from 5.15 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. each
Dubnow Institute, Leipzig/Literaturhaus Leipzig


»What Remains?«

Rilke in post-war Poetry of Lea Goldberg and Yehuda Amichai

Thursday, 13 June 2024, 5.15 p.m.
Dubnow Institute


»Der fremden Schnitterin zu.«

Jehuda Amichai übersetzt Else Lasker-Schüler ins Hebräische

Thursday, 20 June 2024, 5.15 p.m.
Literaturhaus Leipzig


Sprachmischung in »Eine runde Sache«

Reading and Conversation with Tomer Gardi and Sebastian Schirrmeister

Thursday, 27 June 2024, 5.15 p.m.
Literaturhaus Leipzig