Colloquium: The Humanities between Germany and Israel. Historical Perspectives

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 16:00 to Mon, 02/11/2015 - 16:45

The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, 43 Jabotinsky st., Jerusalem

Humanities between Israel and Germany



The aim of the colloquium is to discuss major questions of the research project: why and how German literature and language as well as German history became part of the Israeli university curriculum? Did the cooperation between the two states, which has gathered pace since the 1970s, exert an influence on the disciplines and their canon in both states? What were the political implications of the German-Israeli cooperation, and were there also political consequences? The link between politics and academia is one of the questions to be addressed. Moreover, methodological questions of transfer and migration of knowledge will be discussed.

Below you can find the complete program of the colloquium as well as videos of the talks.