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Judith Siepmann

Judith Siepmann

Researcher

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Judith Siepmann studied theatre, German literature, and history with a focus on Jewish history at the University of Munich and Tel Aviv University. She received her master’s degree (Magister) in 2012. Her M.A. thesis dealt with the reception of the Hebrew theatre Habimah in Berlin between 1926 and 1931. Besides her academic studies, Judith gained practical experience during internships at the Staatsoper Stuttgart and the Biennale opera festival in Munich. In 2012, she joined the ongoing international performance project "Keep Me in Mind". During the same year, she complemented her studies in German-Jewish History with an internship at the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem and assisted in the organization of events as well as archival work (e.g. the transcription of letters by Robert Weltsch). As a continuation of her archival training and her studies of German-Jewish History in the early 20th century, Judith decided to participate – together with Lina Barouch – in the cataloging project intended to preserve and to make accessible the papers of Heinrich Loewe at the Sha’ar Zion Beit Ariela Public Library in Tel Aviv.

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Tuvia Singer

Research Fellow 2015
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Tuvia Singer was a research fellow at the Rosenzweig Center in 2015. His research topic was "Nationalism, Regionalism and Local Folklore: Jews and Sinti in German Folk-Narratives, 1840-1870".
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Dr. Anthony David Skinner

Research Fellow 2001-2

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Anthony David Skinner was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Rosenzweig Center from October 2001 to March 2002 and from July 2002 to September 2002. His research project was titled "The Schocken Publishing House".

 

 

 

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Dr. Ines Sonder

Research Fellow 2005

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Ines Sonder was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Rosenzweig Center from January to March 2005. Her research project was titled "Bernhard, Emil, Charlotte – the German-Jewish Family Cohn and its Contribution to the Idea of Zionism".

Based on this research Ines Sonder persued in 2006-2009 the research project "Lotte Cohn und die Anfänge deutsch-jüdischer Architektur- und Siedlungskonzeptionen in Palästina/Israel", which was funded by the DFG.

 

 

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Dr. Johannes Steizinger

Research Fellow 2011
steizinj@mcmaster.ca
McMaster University, Department of Philosophy, 1280 Main Street West Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1, Canada

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Current Affiliation or Position: Assistant Professor.
Current Research Project: Lebensphilosophie from Mid-19th Century to National Socialism.

Johannes Steizinger was a Doctoral Research Fellow at the Rosenzweig Center from January through June 2011. His research project was titled "Between Emancipatory Appeal and Melancholic Silence. A study about Walter Benjamin’s"Metaphysics of Youth".

 

 

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Reuven Sternshein

Research Fellow 2005-6
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Reuven Sternshein was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Rosenzweig Center from October 2005 to June 2006.

His research topic was titled "The nature and freedom of man in the theology of Samson Raphael Hirsch".

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Miriam Szamet

Miriam Szamet

Research Fellow 2016-17

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Miriam Szamet is currently a doctoral student in the department of Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is writing her dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Yfaat Weiss, on the cultural transfer of theories and ideas in pedagogy during the firsts decades of the the 20th century to Palestine. Szamet completed her undergraduate studies with Honors in History (2008) and graduated with a Master's degree in Contemporary Jewry (2010), both at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her MA thesis focused on the life and work of Zionist feminist educator, Puah Rakovsky. She is also the recipient of the Hebrew University President's Scholarship for Outstanding Doctoral Students (2012-2015), and the of the Leo Baeck Fellowship Program (2016), at the same time, she has spent three years as a research fellow for the Scholion Interdisciplinary Research Center at the Hebrew University.

Research Project

Szamet's dissertation is entitled, "Immigration and Education: Pedagogues and the Pedagogical Discourse in the Yishuv Palestine". Her work explores the education discourse of the Modern Jewish community by tracing its cultural roots to the reform pedagogies of Europe. By focusing on the transfer, absorption, in some cases rejection, and amalgamation of these theories, this research seeks to create a more expansive picture of the early Zionist project and in particular how the culture of its educational landscape extended far beyond the geography of Palestine.

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Dr. Michał Szulc

Research Fellow 2015-16

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Michał Szulc, born 1981 in Gdańsk, is an assistant to the Chair of Modern German-Jewish History at the Historical Institute of the University of Potsdam (since 2013) and a fellow at the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center (since autumn 2015). He holds a PhD from the University of Potsdam (2014); the title of the thesis: “Die Implementation der emanzipatorischen Judenpolitik in Danzig, 1807-1847”. Apart from the PhD program in Potsdam (2009-2014), he studied at the Universities in Gdańsk and Tübingen (2000-2005) as well as at the European University Institute in Florence (2006-2008). He is a co-editor of the academic journal “PaRDeS. Zeitschrift der Vereinigung für Jüdische Studien e. V.” and of the series “Pri ha-Pardes” (Universitätsverlag Potsdam). 

Research Project

The project deals with the transformation of Jewish community organisation in Prussia between 1750 and 1850, in which phase a pre-modern autonomy was circumscribed and state control of communal affairs increased. It aims to analyse the extent to which everyday practice within Jewish communities complied with the instructions issued by the Prussian administration. It asks whether the adoption of new regulations had dramatic effects on communities’ day to day business or whether it was only a superficial one, under which the communal affairs were conducted as before.

Selected Publications

- A Gracious Act or Merely a Regulation of Economic Activity? A Daily Life Perspective on the Reception of the Prussian Emancipation Edict of 1812, in: Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook 59 (2014), pp. 23-36.
- Jüdische Staatsbürger in der bürokratischen Alltagspraxis der Staats- und städtischen Behörden in Westpreußen seit dem Erlass des Emanzipationsediktes am 11. März 1812 bis in die 1840er-Jahre, in: I. Diekmann (ed.): Das Emanzipationsedikt von 1812 in Preußen. Der lange Weg der Juden zu „Einländern“ und „preußischen Staatsbürgern“, Berlin/Boston 2013, pp. 167-198.
- Agents of the Implementation of Emancipation Laws in Prussia. A Case Study on the Introduction of the Municipal Ordinance of 19 November 1808 in the Towns of West Prussia, in: Studia Judaica 15 (2012), no. 1-2 (29-30), pp. 97-120.
- Rozruchy antyżydowskie w Gdańsku w 1821 roku i ich polityczno-prawny kontekst oraz konsekwencje, in: K. Pilarczyk (ed.): Żydzi i judaizm we współczesnych badaniach polskich, vol. 5, Kraków 2010, pp. 213-230.
- Einführung. Aus der Geschichte der Juden in der Kaschubei, in: M. Borzyszkowska-Szewczyk, Ch. Pletzing (ed.), Jüdische Spuren in der Kaschubei. Ein Reisehandbuch, München 2010, pp. 17-66.

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Lana Tatour

Dr. Lana Tatour

Research Fellow 2016-17

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Lana Tatour wrote her PhD in Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick (UK). Her thesis ‘Domination and Resistance in Liberal Settler Colonialism: Palestinians in Israel between the Homeland and the Transnational’, theorises the racialised, ethnicised, gendered and sexed dimensions of subordination and resistance of native/indigenous populations as shaped through the intersection of the liberal settler state, as both inclusionary and exclusionary, and the liberal politics of human rights, as a vehicle of both empowerment and domination. She has taught at the University of Westminster, University of Warwick and University of New South Wales.

Lana has extensive research experience at leading universities including the London School of Economics, University College London, University of Warwick and Tel Aviv University. Her research has been generously supported by the Department of Politics and International Studies at University of Warwick; the Palestinian-American Research Centre; British Society for Middle Eastern Studies; Council for British Research in the Levant; Mada Al Carmel: Arab Centre for Applied Social Research; AVI Fellowships for PhD Studies; British Friends of Hebrew University; and the Anglo-Israel Association.

 

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In the period between November 2016 and January 2017, Lana will be a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center. Building on original archival research, her project will explore the naturalisation of the Palestinian minority in Israel, focusing primarily on the making of the 1952 Citizenship Law.

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Prof. Giddon Ticotsky

Research Fellow 2014
giddon.ticotsky@mail.huji.ac.il
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Current Affiliation or Position: Department of Hebrew Literature, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof. Giddon Ticotsky was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Rosenzweig Center in 2014. His research project dealt with the work of the German-Hebrew poet Avraham Ben-Yitzhak and the German sources of Modern Hebrew poetry.

 

 

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Peter Tietze

Research Fellow 2014
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Peter Tietze was a research fellow at the Rosenzweig Center in 2014. His research topic was "Concepts of Modernity. Richard Koebner and the beginnings of Historical Semantics (Begriffsgeschichte)".
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Jenny Tillmanns

Research Fellow 2005-5

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Jenny Tillmanns was a Research Fellow at the Rosenzweig Center from January 2005 to September 2006. Her research topic was titled "Accountability for the Past: Historical Theory and Practice".

 

 

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