DI on the Go

Our scholars conduct and present their research in Leipzig as well as elsewhere nationally and internationally. Here you can find an overview of their talks, contributions at workshops and conferences, and book presentations in other cities in Germany and around the world, especially in East-Central Europe, the USA, and Israel.

 

6 October 2021

Erfahrung und Erinnerung. Israel, die deutschsprachige Linke und der Holocaust
Section at the 53rd German Historians' Day

On Wednesday, 6 October 2021 at 15.15 p.m., PD Dr. Jan Gerber, Head of the Research Unit »Politics« at the Dubnow Institute, and Dr. Philipp Graf, Research Associate at the Dubnow Institute, will lead the section »Erfahrung und Erinnerung. Israel, die deutschsprachige Linke und der Holocaust«. Jan Gerber takes over the introduction, Philipp Graf will speak about »Mexiko-Stadt, Heinrich-Heine-Klub, 1944. Kommunisten entdecken das jüdische Volk« and Zarin Aschrafi, Doctoral Candidate at the Dubnow Institute, about »Frankfurt am Main, Verlagshaus Neue Kritik, 1982. Abschied von der Neuen Linken«.

6 October 2021

Wessen Erbe? Deutungskämpfe um europäisch-jüdisches Kulturgut in Israel, den USA und Deutschland nach 1945
Section at the 53rd German Historians' Day

On Wednesday, 6 October 2021 at 6.45 p.m., Dr. Elisabeth Gallas, Deputy Director and Head of the Research Unit »Law« at the Dubnow Institute, chairs the section »Wessen Erbe? Deutungskämpfe um europäisch-jüdisches Kulturgut in Israel, den USA und Deutschland nach 1945«.

5 October 2021

Die Sprache des Feindes: Deutschsprachige Akten in israelischen Archiven
Section at the 53rd German Historians' Day

On Tuesday, 5 October 2021 at 16.15 p.m., Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss, Director of the Dubnow Institute, together with Prof. Dr. Michael Brenner, will lead the section »Die Sprache des Feindes: Deutschsprachige Akten in israelischen Archiven«. In this context, Yfaat Weiss will speak about »Unter sich: Jerusalemer Gelehrte und die deutsche Sprache. Aus dem Archiv der Hebräischen Universität Jerusalem«.

23 September 2021

»Die gerechte Sache der arabischen Völker«: Kuba, Israel und der Nahostkonflikt (1959–1973)
Lecture by Margarita Lerman at the University of Trier

On Thursday, 23 September, 7 p.m., Margarita Lerman, Academic Assistant at the Dubnow Institute, will speak on Cuba, Israel and the Middle East Conflict (1959–1973). The lecture is organized by the »Initiative Interdisziplinäre Antisemitismusforschung Trier« and will take place in presence at the University of Trier, but will also be streamed via YouTube.

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15 July 2021

»Tradition und Zirkulation«
Lecture by Dr. Arndt Engelhardt at Leipzig University

On Thursday, 15 July 2021, Dr. Arndt Engelhardt, Research Associate at the Dubnow Institute, will speak under the title »Tradition und Zirkulation« about Leipzig as a hub of Jewish typography in the 19th century. The lecture is part of the Leipzig University »Seniorenkolleg«.

6 July 2021

»Christian-Jewish Networks«
Lecture by Dr. Enrico Lucca

On Tuesday, 6 July 2021, Dr. Enrico Lucca, Research Associate at the Dubnow Institute, will speak at 2.20 p.m. under the title »Christian-Jewish Networks« about Hugo Bergmann, Gertrud Luckner and the Freiburger Rundbrief. The digital lecture is part of the »12. Internationale Joseph Carlebach Konferenz«.

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18 May 2021

»Aufgeklärte Tradition und typographischer Wandel«
Digital Lecture by Dr. Arndt Engelhardt

On Tuesday, 18 May 2021, Dr. Arndt Engelhardt, Research Associate at the Dubnow Institute, will speak at 7 p.m. under the title »Aufgeklärte Tradition und typographischer Wandel« about Jewish printing in Leipzig around 1840. The digital lecture is organized by the »AG Jüdisches Leben« of the »Bürgerverein Waldstraßenviertel e.V.«.

12 May 2021

»Spätstalinistische Säuberungen. Das Beispiel des Slánský-Prozesses«
Digital book presentation by PD Dr. Jan Gerber

On Wednesday, 12 May 2021, PD Dr. Jan Gerber, Head of the Research Unit »Politics« at the Dubnow Institute, will speak at 7 p.m., about late Stalinist purges based on the example of the Slánský trial in Prague in 1952. The digital lecture will take place as part of the lecture series »Sozialistisch, nationalistisch, antisemitisch?! – Das Verhältnis der DDR zum Antisemitismus« and is organized by Treibhaus e.V. Döbeln.

3 May 2021

»Zwischen Dorf und Metropole«
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Jörg Deventer

On Monday, 3 May 2021, Prof. Dr. Jörg Deventer, Deputy Director at the Dubnow Institute, will speak at 7.30 p.m. under the title »Zwischen Dorf und Metropole« about Jewish life in early modern Europe (1500–1800). The lecture is part of the series »1700 Jahre jüdisches Leben in Deutschland« organized by the Volkshochschule, the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Research Regensburg and the Jewish Community Regensburg.

27 April 2021

»Między opieką społeczną, pracą kulturalną, polityką a feminizmem«
Digital Lecture by Dr Angelique Leszczawski-Schwerk

Dr. Angelique Leszczawski-Schwerk, Research Associate at the Dubnow Institute, will speak on Tuesday, 27 April 2021, at the online conference »Kobieta zydowska- nowe badania i perspektywy badawcze« about a Zionist women's organisation in Lviv.

13 April 2021

»Galut – Zion – Babylon«
Digital Lecture by Zarin Aschrafi

Zarin Aschrafi, Doctoral Candidate at the Dubnow Institute, will speak on Tuesday, 13 April 13 2021, at 9.45 a.m., under the title »Galut – Zion – Babylon« about stations of Jewish position-taking in the Federal Republic. The lecture will take place as part of the conference »Jüdische Geschichte und Gegenwart in Deutschland. Aktuelle Fragen und Positionen«, organized by MiQua and the Institute for Jewish Studies at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.

10 April 2021

»Rescuing Jewish Culture«
Lecture by Dr. Elisabeth Gallas

As part of Jewish Book Week, Dr. Elisabeth Gallas, Head of Research Unit »Law« at the Dubnow Institute, will speak on Sunday, 28 February 2021 about the English translation of her publication »Das Leichenhaus der Bücher«, which won the National Jewish Book Award last year.

9 April 2021

»The Rise and Fall of Jewish International Politics, 1919–1949«
Book presentation with Dr. Rotem Giladi

Dr. Rotem Giladi, Affiliated Researcher at the Research Unit »Law«, will present his forthcoming book, »The Rise and Fall of Jewish International Politics, 1919–1949«, at Harvard University's Jews in Modern Europe Seminar at 12.30 p.m. (6.30 p.m. CET) on Thursday, 11 March 2021. The event will be held digitally, moderated by Prof. Dr. Derek J. Penslar.

14 January 2021

»Neue Orte und intellektuelle Transferwege in den Jüdischen Studien in Deutschland seit den 1990er Jahren. Das Simon Dubnow-Institut und Yuri Slezkines „Das jüdische Jahrhundert“.«
Digital lecture by Dr. Angelique Leszczawski-Schwerk

On Thursday, 14 January 2021, at 4 p.m., Dr. Angelique Leszczawski-Schwerk, Research Associate at the Dubnow Institute, will speak at the Research Colloquium on Eastern and East Central European History at the FU Berlin on »Neue Orte und intellektuelle Transferwege in den Jüdischen Studien in Deutschland seit den 1990er Jahren. Das Simon Dubnow-Institut und Yuri Slezkines »Das jüdische Jahrhundert«.«

15 December 2020

»Wahrheit und Revolution«
Book presentation with PD Dr. Jan Gerber

PD Dr. Jan Gerber, Head of the Research Unit »Politics« at the Dubnow Institute, will participate in the online book launch of the new publication »Wahrheit und Revolution« on Tuesday, 15 December 2020, at 6 p.m. He will discuss with the authors Matthias Bohlender, Anna-Sophie Schönfelder and Matthias Spekker.

26 November 2020

»A past that is not closed: Agency, Netzwerke und Transfer am Beispiel zionistischer Frauenvereine in Galizien«
Digital Lecture by Dr. Angelique Leszczawski-Schwerk

Dr. Angelique Leszczawski-Schwerk, research associate at the Dubnow Institute, will speak on Thursday, 26 November 2020 at 10.45 a.m. about »A past that is not closed: Agency, Netzwerke und Transfer am Beispiel zionistischer Frauenvereine in Galizien«. The lecture will take place as part of the final conference of the Doctoral College Galicia and its multicultural heritage.

16 November 2020

»A Jewish Bill of Indictment: The New York Black Book of 1946«
Digital Lecture by Dr. Elisabeth Gallas

On Monday, 16 November 2020, Dr. Elisabeth Gallas, head of the research unit »Law« at the Dubnow Institute, will speak about »A Jewish Bill of Indictment: The New York Black Book of 1946« as part of the Monday seminars at the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena.

11 November 2020

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss

On Wednesday, 11 November 2020, Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss, Director of the Dubnow Institute, together with Dr. Stefan Litt, will open the lecture series »1700 Years of Jewish Life in Germany: A Single History through Many Voices« of the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem. A recording of the digital event can be viewed on the LBI Facebook page.

3 November 2020

»Raub ohne Restitution? Die Justiz und die Rückerstattung von ‚arisiertem‘ Vermögen«
Digital Lecture by Dr. Elisabeth Gallas

On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, Dr. Elisabeth Gallas, head of the research unit »Law« at the Dubnow Institute, will give a lecture at the online annual conference of the Forum Justizgeschichte. At 6 p.m. she will speak about »Anerkennung und Gedenken: Zu den Anfängen jüdischer Kulturrestitution nach Kriegsende«.

19 October 2020

»At the Front of Jewish and Marxist Historiography«
Digital Lecture by Tom Navon

Tom Navon, Minerva fellow at the Dubnow Institute, speaks tonight at the presentation of Volume 22 of the journal »Chidushim« of the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem. The theme of his lecture is »At the Front of Jewish and Marxist Historiography«. The event will be broadcast live on Facebook and will be held in Hebrew.

17 June 2020

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss abut the British Cemetery on Mount Scopus

Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss, Director of the Dubnow Institute, will speak on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, about the British cemetery on Mount Scopus. The digital lecture is part of a series of lectures at Tel Aviv University.

15 June 2020

»Intellectual Exile«
Online Lecture by Zarin Aschrafi

Zarin Aschrafi, Doctoral Candidate at the Dubnow Institute, will give a lecture on Monday, June 22, 2020, at 10:30 a.m., in the online colloquium of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Under the title »Intellectual Exile« she will speak about leftist Jews in post-war Germany.

25 May 2020

Dubnow Institute participates in »Leibniz im Bundestag«
Dr. Elisabeth Gallas spricht mit Abgeordneten des Deutschen Bundestags

In the framework of »Leibniz im Bundestag«, Dr. Elisabeth Gallas, head of the research unit »Law« at the Dubnow Institute, will this year speak with members of the German Bundestag about restitution of and provenance research on Jewish cultural properties after 1945. With the format »Leibniz im Bundestag«, the Leibniz Association has been offering members of the German Bundestag one-on-one talks with scholars on various topics since 2008. This year, most of the talks will take place on 26 and 27 May, either on video or by telephone.

8 May 2020

»Growing up in the Land of the Murderers. Erziehung and Self-Formation of the Jewish Youth in Post-War Germany«
Colloquium lecture by Zarin Aschrafi

On Monday, May 11, 2020, Zarin Aschrafi, PhD student at the Dubnow Institute, will give a lecture in a digital colloquium at the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center. At 10.15 a.m. she will speak about »Growing up in the Land of the Murderers. Education and Self-Formation of the Jewish Youth in Post-War Germany.«

14 February 2020

»German-Jewish Agency in Times of Crisis, 1914–1938«
Conference with lecture by Martin Jost

Martin Jost, Doctoral Candidate at the Dubow Institute, will take part in the conference »German-Jewish Agency in Times of Crisis, 1914–1938« at the University of Sussex (Brighton, UK). On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, he will speak »“It is not about your prestige, it is about our future.” Possibilities and Expectations of German Jews at the Évian Conference«.

6 February 2020

»Souveränitätssplitter«
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss

Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss, Director of the Dubnow Institute, will speak on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at 7 p.m. in the Erfurt City Hall under the title »Souveränitätssplitter« about the Jerusalem Question 1948–1967.

5 February 2020

»Gesellschaft im Spiegel des Museums – aktuelle Konzepte und Debatten im polnischen Museumsboom«
Lecture by Dr. Monika Heinemann

Dr. Monika Heinemann, research coordinator at the Dubnow Institute, will speak on Thursday, 6 February 2020 at 7 p.m. about »Gesellschaft im Spiegel des Museums – aktuelle Konzepte und Debatten im polnischen Museumsboom«. The lecture will take place in the library of the Center for Historical Research Berlin.

30 January 2020

Discussion on the occasion of the translation of the book »The Dual State: A Contribution to the Theory of Tyranny« by Ernst Fraenkel
Evening discussion with Prof. Yfaat Weiss

Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss, director of the Dubnow Institute, will chair a discussion in Jerusalem today, on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at 6 p.m., on the occasion of the translation of the book »The Dual State: A Contribution to the Theory of Tyranny« by Ernst Fraenkel. Prof. Barak Medina, Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer and Prof. Dan Diner will participate in the discussion.

24 January 2020

»Ambivalent Presence. The Material Jewish Remnants in Poland, 1945–1989«
Lecture by Dr. Yechiel Weizman

On Wednesday, 29th January 2020, two lectures on literary studies will take place at 4.30 p.m. at the Institute of Slavonic Studies at the Leipzig University. Among others, Dr. Yechiel Weizman from the Dubnow Institute will speak about »Ambivalent Presence. The Material Jewish Remnants in Poland, 1945–1989«.

20 January 2020

»A Jew in Public: Reflections on Invisibility and Conspicuousness«
Book Launch with lecture by Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss

Today at 5 p.m., Prof. Dr. Yfaat Weiss, director of the Dubnow Institute, will speak About »A Jew in Public: Reflections on Invisibility and Conspicuousness« at the Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan. The lecture is part of the book launch of »Jacob and Esau: Jewish European History between Nation and Empire« by Malachi H. Hacohen.