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 the magazine »Jüdische Geschichte & Kultur«. 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.

Publications

hefez

Volume 1
Hebräische Schreibkultur in Europa

Lilah Nethanel

Göttingen 2022

hefez

Volume 2
Ein Drama in Akten

Bilha Shilo

Göttingen 2022

toldot

Volume 15
Niemandsland

Yfaat Weiss

Göttingen 2021

Events

Further

Jewish Album

Photographs by Rita Ostrovska

since November 2021
Exhibition at the Dubnow Institute

Book Presentation

Niemandsland

Hader am Berg Scopus

with Yfaat Weiss (Leipzig/Jerusalem)

19 January 2022, 2 p.m. (Israel); 3 p.m. (Leipzig)
digital

Colloquium

»Wir Zurückgebliebenen gleichen Konservatoren eines geplünderten Museums«.

Von der Rekonstruktion jüdischer Sammlungen der Weimarer Republik

with Meike Hopp (Berlin)

13 December, 6 p.m.
Digital event

Colloquium

Zwischen Realitäten und Illusionen.

Zur Provenienzforschung jüdischer Bücher

with Emile Schrijver (Amsterdam)

6 December, 6 p.m.
Digital event

Workshop

Epochenschwellen und Epochenzäsuren

Joint workshop at the ZfL Berlin

2 December 2021
Leibniz-Zentrums für Literatur- und Kulturforschung (ZfL), Berlin