The Dubnow Institute disseminates the focal points and findings of its research in various analogue and digital event formats, actively seeking a dialogue with the general public alongside an academic exchange. The conferences, workshops, colloquia, the annual Simon Dubnow Lecture, general lecture series, book presentations, and film screenings are mostly organized in cooperation with regional, national, and international partners. The institute also participates in cultural events with a broad public appeal such as the reading festival of the Leipzig Book Fair, the Long Night of Scholarship, and the Jewish Week. At these events, the institute not only opens the doors to its building in the central Graphic Quarter, but invites the public to regular events at various cultural locations in the city, making scholarship accessible to all interested parties.

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Coordinator of Science Communication
Dr. Julia Roos

Current events


Hebrew Literature in the 20th Century

Israeli-German Constellations and Resonances

Lecturers: Dr. Nicolas Berg/Dr. Caroline Jessen

Summer Semester 2024, on five dates from 5.15 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. each
Dubnow Institute, Leipzig/Literaturhaus Leipzig


Sprachmischung in »Eine runde Sache«

Reading and Conversation with Tomer Gardi and Anne Birkenhauer

Thursday, 27 June 2024, 5.15 p.m.
Literaturhaus Leipzig


The Determining Gaze. Images of Jewish Life in Postwar Poland

Guided Tour

Next guided tour: Thursday, 27 June 2024, 7.30 p.m.
Dubnow Institute


Dokumentarische Evidenz – Zu einem besonderen Genre sprachlicher und praxeologischer Vergangenheitserkenntnis

Workshop of the Leibniz Research Alliance »Value of the Past«

3 to 5 July 2024
Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin


The Knowledge of the Witness, the Engagement of the Historian and the Writing of History The Holocaust historian and documentarist Joseph Wulf (1912–1974)

An international conference on the occasion of the 50th commemoration of his death on October 10, 1974

8 to 10 October 2024
House of the Wannsee Conference Memorial and Educational Site