Colloquium

Lecture Series: »The Search for Traces«

Current Discussions on the Provenance and Dispersion of Jewish Book Collections in Germany

Program

 

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Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Jörg Deventer
Research Colloquium
Time: Mo, 6–7.30 p.m.
Start: 18 October 2021
Venue: Leipzig University Library, Beethovenstr. 6, Leipzig, Lecture Hall

The interdisciplinary lecture series will take place in the form of a lecture series hosted in cooperation with the Leipzig University Library. It adopts an object-centered approach to fundamental questions and methodological challenges in provenance research on key book collections in the field of Jewish history and culture. The colloquium will highlight processes of cultural migration and mobility, questions of social inclusion and exclusion, and especially issues of genocide and histories of destruction, ruptured property relationships, and landscapes of memory after 1945. Through this perspective, we will discuss the overarching possibilities and limitations of provenance research. In order to cultivate a comprehensive and multi-perspectival point of entry, the speakers, who work in university research, libraries, and specialist collections, will present innovative approaches and recognized methods.

 

Lectures

18 October 2021
Caroline Jessen (Leipzig)
Nachlassgeschichten. Provenienzforschung zwischen Überlieferung, Eigentumsfragen und Philologie

25 October 2021
Andreas Lehnardt (Mainz)
Rekonstruktionen. Die Jüdische Bibliothek an der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

15 November 2021
Cordula Reuß (Leipzig)
Wenn Bücher reden könnten... Einblicke in die Provenienzforschung der Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig

29 November 2021
Kerstin von der Krone (Frankfurt am Main)
Judaica Frankfurt: Zur Geschichte einer Sammlung jüdischer Sammlungen

6 December 2021
Emile Schrijver (Amsterdam)
Zwischen Realitäten und Illusionen. Zur Provenienzforschung jüdischer Bücher

13 December 2021
Meike Hopp (Berlin)
»Wir Zurückgebliebenen gleichen Konservatoren eines geplünderten Museums«. Von der Rekonstruktion jüdischer Sammlungen der Weimarer Republik

 

Speakers

Prof. Dr. Meike Hopp, TU Berlin | Dr. Caroline Jessen, Dubnow Institute, Leipzig | Prof. Dr. Andreas Lehnardt, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz | Cordula Reuß, Leipzig University Library | Prof. Dr. Emile Schrijver, General Director, Jewish Cultural Quarter/Professor of Jewish Book History at the University of Amsterdam | Dr. Kerstin von der Krone, University Library Frankfurt am Main

18 October to 13 December 2021, mondays (every other week), 6 p.m.
Bibliotheca Albertina, Lecture Hall

Lecture series accompanying the exhibition »Herkunft zu ermitteln. Das Depositum der Israelitischen Religionsgemeinde in der UB Leipzig« in cooperation with the Leipzig University Library, supported by #2021 JLID – Jüdisches Leben in Deutschland e.V. aus Mitteln des Bundesministeriums des Innern, für Bau und Heimat.