Colloquium 2016/17

During the academic year the Center holds a weekly bilingual colloquium. The colloquium gives the fellows and other young scholars the opportunity to present their research, as well as to hear lectures by experts in the field.

27-28.09.2016

Conference:

"Gentner Symposium: Contested German-Jewish Cultural Property after 1945. The Sacred and the Profane"

07.11.2016

Presentation of the GIF project:

Dr. Rafi Tsirkin-Sadan and Dr. Samuel Barnai
"At their Surroundings: Localizing Modern Jewish Literatures in Eastern Europe"

13-14.11.2016

International Conference:

"Universities and Nation Building"

21.11.2016

Guest Lecture:

Prof. Daniel Weidner
"'Total Democracy': Hermann Broch, Totalitarianism and Human Rights"

30.11.2016

Book Launch:

Dr. Natasha Gordinsky
"In Three Landscapes: Lea Goldberg's Early Writings"

05.12.2016

Presentation:

Anna Pollmann
"Fragemts from the End of Times. Günther Anders on the loss of History"

07-08.12.2016

Workshop:

"1976: Zwischen Exodus und Ausbürgerung"

11-12.12.2016

Reading and Seminar:

with Author Zafer Şenocak

19.12.2016

Presentations:

Andrea Kirchner
"Like an Island in the Stormy Sea. Richard Lichtheim in Geneva (1939–1946)"

Maja Krüger
"Vom 'jüdischen Juden' zum Kritischen Theoretiker. Eine intellektuelle Biographie Leo Löwenthals"

09.01.2017

Presentations:

Ahuva Liberles-Noiman
"'Almost Antonious Margaritha': Being a Covert in Late Middle Ages"

Tzafrir Barzilay
"Well-Poisoning Accusations against Jews in 1349 - Why Did They Take Place Mostly in the German Empire?"

11-12.01.2017

Workshop:

"Die Zeitschrift 'Die Kreatur' als intellektuelles Netzwerk und Diskursmedium"

16.01.2017

Presentations:

Miriam Szamet
"Practice Versus Theory in the Hebrew Education Discourse in Palestine, 1900 - 1935"

Silja Behre
"German-Jewish Intellectual Relations beyond the 'Icons of the Weimar Republic' - The example of Jochanan Bloch (1919-1979) between Berlin and Beer Sheva"

23.01.2017

Guest Lecture:

Prof. Anne-Kathrin Reulecke
"Walter Benjamin's Berlin Childhood around 1900"

Colloquium 2015/16

22-23.06.2016

Workshop:

"Pedagogy of Separation: Jewish and Arab Education Systems in British Mandate Palestine"

30.05.2016

Lecture:

Dr. Lutz Fiedler
"Israel in Revolution - Matzpen, the Palestine Conflict and the Hebrew Nation"

Adi Livny
"A Portrait of Pragmatic Radical: Werner Senator, 'Ihud' and Binationalism"

25.05.2016

Book Launch:

Shelly Zer-Zion
"Habima in Berlin: The Institutionalization of a Zionist Theater"

09.05.2016

Lecture:

Dr. Roberto Navarrete
"Vom Historizismus zum Messianismus: Die Hegelsche Abstammung des theologisch-politischen Traktats Franz Rosenzweigs"

Dr. Enrico Lucca
"Franz Rosenzweig in Israel: S. H. Bergmann's Reading"

Chair: Prof. Benjamin Pollock

11.04.2016

Lecture:

Dr. Oren Roman
"The Binding of Isaac in 18th Century Germany"

Chair: Dr. Aya Elyada

05.04.2016

Workshop:

"Museums of What Is Still to Happen. Encounters of Hebrew and German Language in 20th Century Hebrew Poetry"

28.03.2016

Lecture:

Anna Kawalko
"Restraining the Wild German East: German Heritage and Nation-Building in Lower Silesia, 1945-1947"

Yechiel Weizman
"Unsettled Property: The Question of Ownership of Abandoned Jewish Sites in Poland after the Shoa"

Chair: Prof. Daniel Blatman

22.03.2016

Lecture:

Yehuda Dvorkin
"Pestalozzistrasse Synagoge - Liberal Judaism in Germany after the War (1945-1953)"

Bilha Shilo
"The Restitution of the YIVO Collection from Offenbach to YIVO New York after World War II"

Chair: Prof. Richard I. Cohen

07.03.2016

Lecture:

Philip-Emanuel Karaschuk (University of Fribourg/Switzerland)
"Transfer of Knowledge: Establishment and Transformation of Anthroposophy in Israel since the 1920s"

Commentator: Miriam Szamet

22.02.2016

Lecture:

Prof. Dr. Suanne Zepp (Free University of Berlin)
"Paris 1935: The First International Conference of Writers for the Defence of Culture"

Chair: Prof. Yossi Mali (Tel Aviv University)

25.01.2016

Workshop:

"The 11th Annual Workshop for Young Israeli Scholars for German History and Culture"

17.12.2015

Lecture:

Prof. Dr. Annegret Pelz (Universität Wien)
"Wasser, Flecken und Sedimente. Gedächtnisfiguren bei Ilse Aichinger"

15.12.2015

Lecture:

Dr. Elisabeth Gallas
"Facing Catastrophe: The Conference on Jewish Relations, 1933-1955"

07.12.2015

Workshop:

"Tangled Heritage. Jewish Publishing Cultures in the Interwar Period"

01-02.11.2015

Colloquium:

"The Humanities between Germany and Israel: Historical Perspectives"

Colloquium 2015

11.06.2015

Workshop:

German Orientalism and Mizrahi Orientalists: The Study of Arabic Language and Culture in the Old Yishuv and in Mandatory Palestine

31.05-2.6.2015

International Conference:

The Genre of Criticism. About Jewish and Other Diagnosticians of the Times

19.3.2015

Guest Lecture:

Gil Rubin (PhD Candidate, Columbia University NY)
Why did Hannah Arendt Call Binationalism "Suicidal"? Arendt on Zionism, 1939-1948

15-16.3.2015

Workshop:

למוסקבה, למוסקבה! המטרופולין האירופאית והולדתה של הספרות העברית המודרנית

12.3.2015

Guest Lecture:

Prof. em. Sander L. Gilman (Emory University)
Aliens vs. Predators: Cosmopolitan Jews or Jewish Nomads?
Chair: Prof. Yfaat Weiss

10.2.2015

Seminar:

Katja Petrowskaja

9.2.2015

Reading:

Katja Petrowskaja

4.2.2015

Preparation Seminar with Prof. Birgit Erdle

Katja Petrowskaja’s Literature

2.2.2015

Workshop:

The 10th Annual Workshop for Young Israeli Scholars for German History and Culture

15.01.2015

Guest Lecture:

Prof. em. Bernard Wasserstein (University of Chicago)
The Master and His Messenger: Lothar Bickel and the Brunnerian Cult
Chair: Dr. Martin Rodan