Archives of German-Jewish Scholarship

Ceremonial event on the occasion of the laying of the foundation stone of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

In 2018, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem celebrates 100 years since the laying of its cornerstone. More than any other research institute, the Hebrew University embodies the complex interactions between science and politics in the twentieth century, a period shaped by conflicts and tensions.

To mark this occasion, the German Literature Archive Marbach together with the Hebrew University will explore the history of a century of German-Jewish culture and research. This includes the opening of the Hebrew University’s Historical Archive (1918–1948) as well as of a number of important historical documents held in Israel, to which the international research community previously had only very limited access and which were made availabe within the framework of two major research projects in the past years. Prominent examples from the Historical Archive and from the holdings of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin will be on display.

29th November 2018
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach, Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center, HUJI.

Sponsored by: Gerda Henkel Stiftung and Auswärtiges Amt.