Every semester, scholars from the Dubnow Institute conduct seminars, tutorials, and a research colloquium on Jewish history and culture at Leipzig University. The courses form a part of the regular semester program of the Historical Seminar and are conducted either in English or German. They are open to students of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy, the Faculty of Philology, and the Faculty of Law, as well as to students of the interdisciplinary European Studies Masters at the Institute for Cultural Studies. The Dubnow Institute moreover participates in teaching at the University of Halle-Wittenberg and in the Master’s in »History and Politics of the 20th Century« at Jena University.

Current Semester

Teaching Coordinator
Dr. des. Martin Jost

Research Colloquium


Living in the Land of Death

Jews in Poland immediatly after the Holocaust

Lecturers: Dr. Monika Heinemann/Carolin Piorun/Dr. Julia Roos

Winter semester 2023/2024, on six dates from 5.15 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. each
Dubnow Institute, Leipzig and digital


Between a Teleology of Demise and Communist Optimism.

Jewish Life in Lower Silesia, 1945–1950

with Kamil Kijek

Thursday, 19 October 2023, 5.15 p.m.
Dubnow Institute, Leipzig/Stream


Ein jüdisches Gedächtnis.

Die Rolle des Jüdischen Historischen Instituts beim Wiederaufbau jüdischen Lebens in Polen

with Stepahn Stach

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 5.15 p.m.
Dubnow Institute, Leipzig/Stream