Winter Semester 2021/2022

The Search for Traces

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

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Jörg Deventer

Monday, 6–7.30 p.m. (every other week)

Start: 18 October 2021

Venue: Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig, Beethovenstr. 6, Leipzig, Lecture Hall

Seminar Language: German

This research colloquium 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.


Information on the speakers and dates you can find here: Events, Colloquia.

Depending on the Covid measures in place at the time, the lectures will take place in person.

Open to mature age students: yes

Enrollment: see the key date in the Department of History

Grading: project work