Colloquia

The research colloquia constitute a part of the Dubnow Institute’s teaching program at Leipzig University. In six to eight lectures per semester, invited speakers illuminate a given topic, which is selected for its topical relevance and reflects a focal point of the institute’s research program. The colloquia typically take place in the seminar room at the institute and are directed at students as well as the broader scholarly public. Interested parties are welcome to sit in on the lectures any time, no registration required.

 

Winter Semester 2022/2023

Colloquium

Research Colloquium: Educational Paths.

New Approaches to the History of Jewish Higher Education

PD Dr. Jan Gerber/Lisa Pribik

Winter semester 2022/2023, thursdays, 5-6.30 p.m., every other week
Dubnow Institute/digital

Sommer Semester 2022

Colloquium

Digital Lecture Series: Jewish-Muslim Encounters within the European Context

Politics, Religion and Scholarship in the Late Modern Period

13th April to 15th June 2022, wednesdays, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST)
Digital event

Colloquium

»My Oriental, my Mohammedan year.«

Ignác Goldziher in Constantinople, Beirut, Damascus, Jerusalem, and Cairo (1873–74)

mit Céline Trautmann-Waller

13th April 2022, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST)
Digital event

Colloquium

Towards a Minor History:

Jewish-Muslim Encounters and Dialogue in Interwar Germany and India

mit Razak Khan

18th May 2022, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST)
Digital event

Colloquium

Jewish Responses to the Massacre in Damascus 1860

mit Orit Bashkin

25th May 2022, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST)
Digital event

Colloquium

The Colony and the Village:

Jewish Memories of Hierarchical Coexistence in Ottoman and Mandate Palestine

mit Liora R. Halperin

15th June 2022, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST)
Digital event

Winter Semester 2021/2022

Colloquium

Lecture Series: »The Search for Traces«

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

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

Colloquium

Nachlassgeschichten.

Provenienzforschung zwischen Überlieferung, Eigentumsfragen und Philologie

with Caroline Jessen (Leipzig)

18 October, 6 p.m.
Bibliotheca Albertina, Lecture Hall

Colloquium

Rekonstruktionen.

Die Jüdische Bibliothek an der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

with Andreas Lehnardt (Mainz)

25 October, 6 p.m.
Bibliotheca Albertina, Lecture Hall

Colloquium

Wenn Bücher reden könnten...

Einblicke in die Provenienzforschung der Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig

with Cordula Reuß (Leipzig)

15 November, 6 p.m.
Bibliotheca Albertina, Lecture Hall

Colloquium

Cancellation of the lecture

Judaica Frankfurt: Zur Geschichte einer Sammlung jüdischer Sammlungen

with Kerstin von der Krone (Frankfurt am Main)

scheduled for 29 November, 6 p.m.
at the Bibliotheca Albertina, Lecture Hall

Colloquium

Zwischen Realitäten und Illusionen.

Zur Provenienzforschung jüdischer Bücher

with Emile Schrijver (Amsterdam)

6 December, 6 p.m.
Digital event

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

Summer Semester 2021

Colloquium

Digital Lecture Series: American Jewish Political Thought

Transnational Varieties

15th April to 3rd June 2021, thursdays (every second week), 5.15–6.15 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. (EST)
Digital event

Colloquium

Political Theology in America

On the Impact and Legacy of Jewish Refugees and Immigrants

with Eugene R. Sheppard (Waltham, MA)

3rd June 2021, 5.15–6.15 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. (EST)
Digital event

Colloquium

»Always Right«:

Midge Decter, Norman Podhoretz, and the Making of an American Jewish Conservative Politics

with Ronnie A. Grinberg (Norman, OK)

20th May 2021, 5.15–6.15 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. (EST)
Digital event

Colloquium

Revolution, Decolonization, Democracy, and Cooperation

Zionism and the Middle East from an American Jewish Perspective

with Zohar Segev (Haifa)

6th May 2021, 17.15–18.15 Uhr (CEST); 11.15–12.15 p.m. (EST)
Digital event

Colloquium

Beyond American-Jewish Exceptionalism

The State in American Jewish Politics

with Lila Corwin Berman (Philadelphia, PA)

29th April 2021, 6.15–7.15 p.m. (CEST); 12.15 p.m. to 1.15 p.m. (EST)
Digital event

Colloquium

The Political Exceptionalism of American Jewry

A Contextual Approach

with Kenneth D. Wald (Gainesville, FL)

15th April 2021, 5.15–6.15 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. (EST)
Digital event

Winter Semester 2020/2021

Colloquium

Digital Lecture Series: »Let My People Go!«

Jewish Emigration from Eastern Europe since the 1960s

12th November 2020 to 2nd February 2021, thursdays (every other week), 5.15–6.15 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. (EST)
Digital event

Colloquium

Rethinking Soviet Spaces

A New Paradigm in Comparative Literature

with Dr. Natasha Gordinsky (University of Haifa)

4th Feburary 2021, 5.15–6.15 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. (EST)
Digital event

Colloquium

A Scholar as Scholarly Subject:

Contemporary Historiography on East European Jews and their Material Culture seen in a Personal Perspective of Physical and Intellectual Migration

with Vladimir Levin (Jerusalem)

21st January 2021, 5.15–6.15 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. (EST)
Digital event

Colloquium

Vom Objekt zum Subjekt:

Contemporary HistorioNeueste jüdische Geschichte und Gegenwart im wiedervereinigten Deutschlandgraphy on East European Jews and their Material Culture seen in a Personal Perspective of Physical and Intellectual Migration

with Sergey Lagodinsky (Berlin/Brüssel)

7th January 2021, 5.15–6.15 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. (EST)
Digital event

Colloquium

The Long Silent Revolution:

Narrating Russian and Soviet Jewish Migration across the Long Twentieth Century

with Rebecca Kobrin (New York)

10th December 2021, 5.15–6.15 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. (EST)
Digital event

Colloquium

Integration of Jewish Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union:

Lessons for the Recent Refugees

with Irena Kogan (Mannheim)

26th November 2020, 5.15–6.15 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. (EST)
Digital event

Colloquium

Loyalität, Widerspruch, Auswanderung:

Pogromgerüchte, Aktivismus und jüdische Emigration aus der UdSSR während der Perestroika

with Mischa Gabowitsch (Potsdam)

12th November 2020, 5.15–6.15 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. (EST)
Digital event

Winter Semester 2019/2020

Colloquium

Lecture Series: Ruptures and New Beginnings:

Jews and the Foundation of New States in the Twentieth Century

Prof. Dr. Jörg Deventer, Dr. Markus Kirchhoff

7th November 2019 to 6th February 2020, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Der Traum vom anderen Deutschland –

Jüdische Antifaschisten und ihre Rückkehr nach 1945

with Anna Koch (Leeds)

6th February 2020, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Kampf an allen Fronten –

Polen und Juden im Staatsgründungsprozess, 1918–1921

with Jochen Böhler (Jena)

30th January 2020, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Imperial Peoples in an Ethno-National Age –

Jews and the Foundation of the First Republic of Austria, 1918–1920

with Malachi Hacohen (Durham, NC)

16th January 2020, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

What’s Wrong with International Law?

Europäisch-jüdische Emigrantenjuristen und das humanitäre Völkerrecht, 1930–1990

with Annette Weinke (Jena)

19th December 2019, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Nation-State Formation in Egypt –

Consequences for the Jewish Community

with Yoram Meital (Be'er Scheva)

28th November 2019, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Neue Staaten und legal activism –

Anfänge des humanitären Völkerrechts und des internationalen Strafrechts

with Dietmar Müller (Leipzig)

7th November 2019, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Summer Semester 2019

Colloquium

Lecture Series: Jewish Material Cultures in East-Central Europe in the 20th Century

4th April to 4th Juli 2019, thursdays 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Spuren einer zerstörten Welt:

Das deutsch-jüdische Kulturerbe in Slask Cieszynski nach 1945

with Janusz Spyra (Czestochowa)

4th July 2019, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Remnants of the German-Jewish Past:

Archival Holdings at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw after 1945

with Michal Czajka (Warsaw)

27th June 2019, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Silent Witnesses: Books in Ghetto Terezín during and after World War II

with Andrea Jelínková (Prague)

16th May 2019, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Zwischen Szeged und Jerusalem:

Das Schicksal der Immánuel-Löw-Bibliothek

with Vera Ábrahám, Dóra Pataricza (Szeged)

2nd May 2019, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Jewish Things?

Material Culture and Jewish Studies

with Leora Auslander(Chicago)

4th April 2019, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Winter Semester 2018/2019

Colloquium

Lecture Series: Linguistic Criticism as Historical Reflection in the Early Twentieth Century

18th Oktober 2018 to 14th February 2019, thursdays, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Sprache und Sprachverlust im Exil

with Sylvia Asmus (Frankfurt am Main)

14th February 2019, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Die Sprache lügt nicht – Victor Klemperer

with Heidrun Kämper (Mannheim)

31st January 2019, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Simmel und die Sprachkritik um 1900

with Gerald Hartung (Wuppertal)

10th January 2019, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Karl Kraus und die Sprache

with Arno Dusini (Wien)

13th December 2018, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dunow Institute

Colloquium

Franz Kafka: Jargon and the Critique of Language

with Galili Shahar (Tel Aviv)

22nd November 2018, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Mauthner liest Mendelssohn: Zur Genese der modernen Sprachkritik

with Carolin Kosuch (Göttingen)

18th Oktober 2018, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Summer Semester 2018

Colloquium

Lecture Series: Lucha y Libertad – Jews in Twentieth-Century Latin America

3rd May to 5th July 2018, thursdays 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Pertencer. Geschichte und Erfahrung im Werk von Clarice Lispector (1920–1977)

with Susanne Zepp (Berlin)

5th July 2018, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Unter dem Kreuz des Südens. Jüdische Erfahrungen in Lateinamerika

with Liliana Feierstein (Berlin)

28th June 2018, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Psychoanalysis in Latin America. A Jewish Science?

with Mariano Ben Plotkin (Buenos Aires)

7th June 2018, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Lecture and discussion

Zeitschichten. Bernardo Kucinski (São Paulo) über jüdische Geschichtserfahrung in Brasilien

15th May 2018, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Coming to Terms with the Holocaust and Hoping for Eretz Israel.

The Jewish Communities of Mexico City and Buenos Aires (1945–1946)

with Andrea Acle-Kreysing (Leipzig)

3rd May 2018, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Winter Semester 2017/2018

Colloquium

Lecture Series: Transnationale Verschränkungen – Jüdische Institutionen im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert

25th October 2017 to 31st January 2018, wednesdays 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Von Wilna nach New York: Das YIVO-Institut und der steinige Boden Amerikas

with Markus Krah (Berlin)

31st January 2018, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Institutions in a Time of Nation Building: The Conflict over the National and University Library in Jerusalem

with Enrico Lucca (Leipzig)

24th January 2018, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Zwischen Ideologie und Ökonomie: Zionistische Organisationen und die Migration nach Palästina (1880–1938)

with Björn Siegel (Hamburg)

17th January 2018, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Jüdische Geschlechterforschung und Organisationsgeschichte: Bund und Centralverein im Vergleich

with Rebekka Denz (Bamberg)

2nd December 2017, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

State Servants and Jewish Leadership: The Jewish Community of Istanbul (1826–1922)

with Minna Rozen (Haifa)

25th October 2017, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Summer Semester 2017

Colloquium

Lecture Series: Beyond a »Prescribed Anti-Fascism« New Approaches to the History of the Jews in the GDR

12th April to 5th Juli 2017, wednesdays 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Judentum als Provokation. Stefan Heym und die DDR

with Cathy Gelbin (Manchester)

5th July 2017, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Juden in der DDR – Marginalien zu einer »Fußnote der Geschichte«?

with Constantin Goschler (Bochum)

14th June 2017, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Thomas Brasch: Ödipus oder Isaak? Eine historisch-literarische Spurensuche

with Ofer Waldman (Jerusalem/Berlin)

31st May 2017, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Der Gerichtsreporter als Zeuge. Rudolf Hirsch und die verborgene Präsenz der Schoah

with Alexander Walther (Jena)

3rd May 2017, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow-Institut

Colloquium

»Leben danach« – Jüdische Kindheit im Osten Deutschlands nach 1945

with Anke Kalkbrenner (Berlin)

26th April 2017, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

»Sojourners« (documentary USA/D/CZ 1993)

Screening and discussion with the co-producer Jeffrey M. Peck (Berlin/New York) and the historian Annette Leo (Berlin)

with co-producer Jeffrey M. Peck (Berlin/New York) and historian Annette Leo (Berlin)

12th April 2017, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Winter Semester 2016/2017

Colloquium

Lecture Series: The Epistemological Value of the Historical Individual.

New Perspectives in Biographical Research

9th November 2016 to 8th February 2017, wednesdays 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

»Woran die Menge glaubt, ist leicht zu glauben«: Überlegungen zur politischen Biografie des deutschen Zionisten Richard Lichtheim (1885–1963)

with Andrea Kirchner (Frankfurt am Main/Jerusalem)

8th February 2017, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Biografie ohne Biografismus?

(has been cancelled)

with Detlev Claussen (Hannover)

1st February 2017, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Raul Hilberg (1926–2007) erzählen: Zur Quadratur der Trias von Leben, Werk und Wirkung

with René Schlott (Potsdam)

11th January 2017, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Biography Writing as a Cross-Boundary Genre: Reflections from the Life-Trajectory of Hugo Bergmann (1883–1975)

with Enrico Lucca (Jerusalem)

7th December 2016, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

Das biografische Paradox: Biografien als Fenster zur Welt – oder bloß ein Narrativ?

with Thomas Etzemüller (Oldenburg)

30th November 2016, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute

Colloquium

A Glimpse into the Promised Land of Law: The Life of Helen Silving-Ryu (1906–1993)

with Reut Yael Paz (Gießen)

9th November 2016, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST); 11.15 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. (EST)
Dubnow Institute