Virtual Archive

In our »Virtual Archive« you can find recordings of digital events, such as the digital book presentation »Die Grabstätten meiner Väter« with Dr. Tim Corbett and Dr. Arndt Engelhardt as part of the »Jewish Week Leipzig« or our Annual Conference 2021 »American Jewish Political Thought: At Home and Abroad«.

 

Die Grabstätten meiner Väter. Die Jüdischen Friedhöfe in Wien

Book presentation and talk with Tim Corbett from 29 June, 2021

Die jüdischen Friedhöfe in Wien zeugen von der über achthundertjährigen jüdischen Geschichte und Gegenwart der Stadt. Sie sind materielle Archive, die Inschriften der über 100 000 erhaltenen Grabmäler wertvolle Quellen. In seinem jüngst erschienen Buch wagt der in Wien ansässige Historiker Dr. Tim Corbett eine umfassende Analyse des Werdegangs der Wiener jüdischen Sepulkralkultur vom Mittelalter bis in die Gegenwart, die zugleich ein neues Licht auf die jüdische Geschichte der Stadt wirft. Im Gespräch mit Dr. Arndt Engelhardt vom Dubnow-Institut erzählt er, auch anhand von visuellem Material, vom wechselhaften Stellenwert der Friedhöfe in gesellschaftspolitischen Diskursen, von ihrer zeitweisen Zerstörung und von ihrer Bedeutung als Orte der Bewahrung zeitgenössischer Verständnisse von Kultur, Gemeinschaft und Zugehörigkeit.

American Jewish Political Thought - At Home and Abroad

Digitale Annual Conferenc from 15–16 June, 2021

This conference focuses on the history of twentieth-century American Jewish political thought in a transnational dimension. It brings together scholars from the United States, Germany, and Israel to discuss how American Jews articulated in words and deeds the multiple and often conflicting perspectives about their own situation in America and their relationship to the Jewish people worldwide.

Preceded by a lecture series on »American Jewish Political Thought: Transnational Varieties,« which took place from April to June 2021, the conference carries forward the exploration of this theme by further looking at the diverse ways in which American Jews, through their communal institutions and organizations, articulated a variety of ideas about their responsibilities for Jews and Jewish life at home and abroad. At the same time, it raises the question of how their actions, in turn, reflected concerns the Jews of the United States had for themselves and their place in American life. Being aware of the wide-ranging varieties of American Jewish political thought, the speakers will emphasize both common concerns among American Jews and widely divergent views of what to do and how.

This joint event of the Dubnow Institute and the Goldstein-Goren Center at New York University will contribute to the broadening of a transnational perspective within the field of American Jewish history. Moreover, the organizers seek to strengthen transatlantic scholarly ties and imagine future cooperation, which will shed new light on American Jewish political thought in so many places around the world.

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