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Niels Eggerz

Niels Eggerz

Research Fellow 2015-16

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Níels Eggerz is a PhD-Candidate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (since October 2013) and a fellow at the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center (since October 2015). Besides this he is also part of the ERC research project Theologies of Conversion in Early Modern East Central Europe, headed by his advisor Pawel Maciejko. He studied Ancient History, Modern History, and Judaic Studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) and graduated in 2013 with a thesis on the Luzzatto-Controversy and Jewish Modernity.

Research Project

My research project deals with the life and works of Johan Kemper (1670-1716). Kemper was Sabbatean rabbi, who converted to Protestant Christianity. Later he went to Sweden were he dedicated his life to proving the main tenets of Christianity from the Zohar. The project is devoted to the research of Jewish-Christian intellectual exchange in the late seventeenth and the early eighteenth century as facilitated by Christian Hebraist, Christian Kabbalists, Sabbatean Jews, and converts to Christianity. It thus combines different branches of intellectual history and aims at enhancing our understanding of Jewish-Christian interchange in the Early Modern Period made possible to great extent by persons with intermingled identities such as Kemper. It attempts to show that the border separating Christianity and Judaism was far more blurry and permeable in Early Modern Europe than generally assumed by analyzing one of the foremost examples of Jewish-Christian interchange of ideas in Europe in the late seventeenth and the early eighteenth century.

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Dr. Florian Ehrensperger

Research Fellow 2004
fe@salomon-maimon.org

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Current Research Project: The good life and contemplation: from Socrates to Tolstoy and from Aristotle to Maimon.

Florian Ehrensperger was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Rosenzweig Center from January 2004 to September 2004. His research topic was published under the title "World Soul and Infinite Understanding. The Problem of Individuality and Subjectivity in the Philosophy of Salomon Maimon".

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Dr. Arndt Engelhardt

Affiliated Researcher

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Publications

Monographs

- Arsenale jüdischen Wissens. Zur Entstehungsgeschichte der “Encyclopaedia Judaica” (Schriften des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts; vol. 17), Göttingen/Bristol, Conn.: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014.
[Reviews: Miriam Magall, in: David. Jüdische Kulturzeitschrift 28 (2016), No. 108 [April], p. 78 f.; Saverio Campanini, in: Materia giudaica. Rivista dell’associazione italiana per lo studio del giudaismo 20/21 (2015/2016), pp. 589–592; Tim Grady, in: German History 33 (2015), No. 2, p. 312 f.; Dieter Schmidmaier, in: Fachbuchjournal 7 (2015), No. 1, p. 64 f.; Matthias Wolfes, in: Das Historisch-Politische Buch 62 (2014), No. 4, p. 437 f.; Evelyn Adunka, in: Chilufim. Zeitschrift für jüdische Kulturgeschichte 9 (2014), No. 17, pp. 188–190; Michael Brocke, in: Kalonymus. Beiträge zur deutsch-jüdischen Geschichte 17 (2014), No. 3, p. 14].

Edited Books and Special Issues

- with Lutz Fiedler/Elisabeth Gallas/Natasha Gordinsky/Philipp Graf, eds., Ein Paradigma der Moderne. Jüdische Geschichte in Schlüsselbegriffen. Festschrift für Dan Diner zum 70. Geburtstag, Göttingen/Bristol, Conn.: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2016 [19 articles].

- with Susanne Zepp, eds., Sprache, Erkenntnis und Bedeutung. Deutsch in der jüdischen Wissenskultur (Leipziger Beiträge zur jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur; vol. 9), Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag 2015 [16 articles].

- with Ines Prodöhl, eds., Thematic Issue “Kaleidoscopic Knowledge: On Jewish and Other Encyclopedias,” in: Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts/Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook 9 (2010), pp. 231–521 [11 articles].
[Review: East European Jewish Affairs 41 (2011), No. 1/2 [April/August], p. 106 f.].

Refereed Articles and Book Chapters

- Über Bewegung und Stillstand im öffentlichen Raum: Simon Dubnow und die russisch-jüdische Publizistik in den 1880er Jahren, in: Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts/Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook 14 (2015), pp. 423–445.

- Moritz Steinschneider’s Notion of Encyclopedias, in: Reimund Leicht/Gad Freudenthal, eds., Studies on Steinschneider. Moritz Steinschneider and the Emergence of the Science of Judaism in Nineteenth-Century Germany (Studies in Jewish History and Culture; vol. 33), Leiden/Boston: Brill 2012, pp. 109–135. [Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004226456_005 ].

- Divergierende Perspektiven. Zur Rezeption der deutsch-jüdischen Enzyklopädien in der Weimarer Republik, in: Trumah 17 (2007), Thematic Issue “Jüdische Studien und jüdische Identität,” pp. 39–53.

- Palimpsests and Questions of Canonisation. The German-Jewish encyclopedias in the Weimar era, in: Journal of Modern Jewish Studies 5 (2006), No. 3, Special Issue “Jewish Encyclopedias and Dictionaries,” pp. 301–321.
[Online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14725880600957898 ].

Journal Articles

- Diasporisches Schreiben. Über deutsche Sprachkultur in Peter Weiss’ Roman ‘Fluchtpunkt,’ in:
die horen. Zeitschrift für Literatur, Kunst und Kritik 61 (2016), No. 262: Christa Grimm/Christoph Hein/Jürgen Krätzer, eds., Der Wundbrand der Wachheit. Peter Weiss lesen, pp. 220–227.

- The ‘Encyclopaedia Judaica’ (1928–1934): A Cultural Arsenal of Knowledge at an Existential Junction, in: Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts/Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook 9 (2010), pp. 427–457.

- with Ines Prodöhl, Kaleidoscopic Knowledge: On Jewish and Other Encyclopedias. Introduction, in: Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts/Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook 9 (2010), pp. 233–245.

- Ordnungen des Wissens und Kontexte der Selbstdefinition. Zur Besonderheit deutsch-jüdischer Enzyklopädieprojekte im 19. Jahrhundert, in: Leipziger Beiträge zur jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur 3 (2005), pp. 81–100.

Book Chapters

- Bildung und Teilhabe. Moritz Veit als Verleger im Zeitalter der Emanzipation, in: Stephan Braese/
Daniel Weidner, eds., “Meine Sprache ist Deutsch.” Deutsche Sprachkultur von Juden und die Geisteswissenschaften, 1870–1970 (LiteraturForschung; vol. 25), Berlin: Kulturverlag Kadmos 2015, pp. 107–128.

- Koppel S. Pinson (1904–1961). Eine jüdische Intellektuellenbiografie in Amerika, in: Nicolas Berg/
Omar Kamil/Markus Kirchhoff/Susanne Zepp, eds., Konstellationen. Über Geschichte, Erfahrung und Erkenntnis. Festschrift für Dan Diner zum 65. Geburtstag, Göttingen/Oakville, Conn.: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011, pp. 81–101.

- Die ‘Encyclopaedia Judaica.’ Verhandlung von Deutungshoheit und kollektiver Zugehörigkeit in jüdischen Enzyklopädien der Zwischenkriegszeit, in: Paul Michel/Madeleine Herren/Martin Rüesch, eds., Allgemeinwissen und Gesellschaft. Akten des internationalen Kongresses über Wissenstransfer und enzyklopädische Ordnungssysteme, vom 18. bis 21. September 2003 in Prangins, Aachen: Shaker 2007, pp. 225–246.
[Online: http://www.enzyklopaedie.ch/kongress/aufsaetze/engelhardt.pdf ].

- with Nicolas Berg and Anna Lux, Jüdische Teilhabe und antisemitischer Ausschluss. Zum Problem des Konzepts ‘Nationalliteratur’ am Beispiel der Leipziger Germanistik, in: Bausteine einer jüdischen Geschichte der Universität Leipzig, ed. for Simon Dubnow Institute by Stephan Wendehorst (Leipziger Beiträge zur jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur; vol. 4), Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag 2006, pp. 389–423.

Encyclopedia Entries

- “Enzyklopädien,” in: Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur, ed. for Saxon Academy of Sciences by Dan Diner, vol. 2 [Co–Ha], Stuttgart/Weimar: J. B. Metzler 2012, pp. 248–254.
[Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-2845_ejgk_COM_0206 ].

Miscellaneous

- Unbekannte Jahre. Die vernachlässigte Epoche deutsch-jüdischen Aufstiegs, 1848–1880, in: H-Soz-Kult, 05.08.2016. [Online: http://www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-6645 ].

- Modernes Design hebräischer Lettern. Eine neue Ausstellung im “Israel Museum” zu Typographie und Buchkunst, in: Jüdische Rundschau 2 (2015), Nr. 11 [November], p. 26 f.
[Online: http://juedischerundschau.de/modernes-design-hebraeischer-lettern-135910256 ].

- with Dirk Sadowski, Aus Berlin nach Krakau: Judaica-Bestände der Sammlung “Berlinka” in der Jagiellonenbibliothek, in: Bulletin des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts 8 (2006) [2007], pp. 37–43.

- with Susanne Zepp, Die Schocken Bücherei in der Bibliothek des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts, in: Bulletin des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts 8 (2006) [2007], pp. 144–148.

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Dr. Neta Feniger

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Neta Feniger is a landscape architect and holds a Ph.D. in architecture from the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning in the Technion – Israel Institute ofTechnology. She currently teaches at the Technion and is part of several researches. Her research interests include transnational architecture and landscape architecture in the post-war era, modern rural planning, and architecture and landscape architecture in development projects. She take part in the Center's poject Traces and Treasures of German-Jewish History, in the framework of which she arranged the collection of the landscape architect Rut Enis at the Technion's archive.

 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

- Feniger, Neta, and Rachel Kallus, 'Building a 'New Middle East': Israeli Architects in Iran in the 1970s', The Journal of Architecture 18 no. 3 (2013): 381-401

- Feniger, Neta, and Rachel Kallus. “Israeli Planning in the Shah’s Iran: A Forgotten Episode.” Planning Perspectives 30, no. 2 (2015): 231–51 

- Feniger, Neta, and Rachel Kallus. “Expertise in the Name of Diplomacy: The Israeli Plan for Rebuilding the Qazvin Region, Iran.” International Journal of Islamic Architecture 5, no. 1 (2016): 103–34.

Articles in Edited Books

- Feniger, Neta,  and Tal Alon Mozes. “‘The Light, the Air, the Sea: Planning of the Coastal Area as Public Space in Richard Kauffmann’s Plan for Tel Aviv’.” In Richard Kauffmann and the Zionist Project, edited by Michael Levin, Marina Epstein-Pliouchtch, and Tsafrir Fainholtz. Tel Aviv: Ha-Kibbutz Ha-Mehuhad, 2016

- Feniger, Neta, and Kallus, Rachel, ‘The Israeli plan for rebuilding the rural region of Qazvin’, in: European and American architects in late Pahlavid Iran, edited by Mohammad Gharipour, London: Intellect, 2017.

Curated Exhibitions

- with Eran Tamir: Building a ‘New Middle East’ –  Israelis Building in the Shah’s Iran, Exhibition in House of Architect’s Gallery, Jaffa, March-May 2017.

 

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Dr. Ilit Ferber

Research Fellow 2007-8
iferber@tauex.tau.ac.il
16 Hazabar St., Ramot Hashavim

 

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Current Affiliation or Position: Associate Prof. of philosophy, Tel-Aviv University.
Current Research Project: Jean Améry’s Philosophy of Time.

Ilit Ferber was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Rosenzweig Center from October 2007 to June 2008. Her research topic was titled "Manifestations of Pain and Sorrow in Theories of the Origin of Language" and was later under the title: “Herder: On Pain and the Origin of Language,” in: The Germanic Review, Vol. 85.3, pp. 205-223.

 

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Lutz Fiedler

Research Fellow 2004-5

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Lutz Fiedler was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Rosenzweig Center from October 2004 to June 2005. His research topic was titled "Die Universalität des Partikularen – Über jüdische Raum- und Zeitkonzeptionen in der Nationalismusforschung Hans Kohns".

 

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Dr. Elena Fiorletta

Research Fellow 2012

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Elena Fiorletta was a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Rosenzweig Center in 2012. Her research project dealt with the political-philosophical thought of Siegfried Landshut (1897-1968).

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Yodan Fleitman

Yodan Fleitman

Researcher

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Yodan Fleitman is a graduate of the MA Urban Design program in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Archaeologist in profession and an MA student in the department of archaeology at the Hebrew University. Former editor of David's Palace stratigraphy in its late periods. Published the ceramics assemblage of Ha'ophel excavations near the Temple Mount, offering updated typology to the Roman-Byzantine period pottery typology in Jerusalem and its environs. Today works as a field administrator in Horbat Midras archaeology site, and on the publication of the stratigraphy of Ramat Hanadiv excavations. He also works in the archives of the National Library on architectural material behalf of the 'Land Marks' project, and on the Reichman Kahane collection at the Geography Department at the Hebrew University as part of the project Traces and Treasures of German-Jewish History.

 

Publications

- Yodan H. Fleitman, "Area A: Late Roman and Byzantine Pottery", In: E. Mazar, The Ophel Excavations to the South of the Temple Mount 2009-2013, Shoham 2015: 149-159.

- Yodan H. Fleitman & E. Mazar "The Late Roman and Byzantine Pottery from the 2012-2013 Excavation Seasons: Areas Upper A, B, and C.", In: E. Mazar, The Ophel Excavations to the South of the Temple Mount 2009-2013, Shoham 2015: 211-291.

 

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Tom Fogel

Tom Fogel

Researcher

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Tom Fogel was born in 1986 in Yahud, a small town east of Tel Aviv. Today I live with my wife Berenika and our son Tuvia in Givat Yearim close to Jerusalem. He studied Botany and Ecology for 6 years in The Faculty of Agriculture at The Hebrew University campus in Rehovot, and wrote his Master thesis on forest regeneration in Israel. In this field he has worked in some of the leading institutions in Israel – the forest department of the JNF, the INPA (Israel Nature and Parks Authority), The National Herbarium in Jerusalem and The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, where he worked as curator.
While finishing his MA studies, Tom decided to devote his research interest and energies to Folklore studies, a field in which he has always been interested. he began the process in 2013, studying Arabic and theoretical and methodological aspects of Folklore studies, and two years later was accepted as a PhD student.

 

Research Project

Tom's thesis deals with the Yemenite research of Shelomo Dov Goitein – one of the known researchers of the Hebrew University at its early days, and a pioneer in the study of the Jews of Yemen, along with his more famous Geniza studies. Alongside his current research and cataloging in the Goitein Archive at the National Library, he also works at the Goitein Archive in Ben-Zvi Institute in Jerusalem, where he catalogs the materials Goitein had left there after moving to the U.S. This archive contains a vast amount of Folklore materials: folksongs in Yemenite Arabic, proverbs and tales, and equally important, pieces of evidence to Goitein's way of work, correspondences with his informants and research assistances etc. Together with his main work, Tom deal with other fields of research regarding Yemenite culture, such as music and jewellery (both he also practices as a hobby).

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