Based on the broader research question of the project Simone Lässig and Kerstin von der Krone in collaboration with Hedwig Röckelein (Göttingen University) arranged a session for the 51st Biennal Meeting of German Historians in Hamburg (September 20—23, 2016) under the title „The Dynamics of Religious Knowledge: Resilience and Innovation in the Face of Modernity“.
Simone Lässig and Kerstin von der Krone will participate in the conference Navigating Diversity, Narratives, Practices and Politics in German-Speaking Europe in Montreal, Quebec (Canada), April 13—15, 2016. Kerstin von der Krone will present a research paper on „Diversity as a Necessity and a Challenge? The Quest for Emancipation and the Transformation of Nineteen-Century German-Jewish Education“.
Kerstin von der Krone will attend the 4. Nachwuchstagung Judaistik/Jüdische Studien – Frankfurt am Main, November 15-17, 2015.
Janina Wurbs will participate in the conference ‘Yiddishism: Mythologies and Iconographies’ in Warsaw, November 15-16, 2015, where she will give a talk in Yiddish based on research she conducted for her Master’s thesis with relevance to her future dissertation project.
In addition, she will visit the Jewish Historical Institute and the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews for research purposes for the project.
Kerstin von der Krone will participate in the research seminar ‘Revisiting the Case of Nathan: Religion and Religious Identity in Nineteenth-Century German Europe (1800-1914)’ as part of the German Studies Associations Annual Conference in Washington, DC, October 1-4, 2015.
In addition, she will visit the Center for Jewish History and the New York Public Library for research purposes.
Andreas L. Fuchs will visit the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati for a second time to work with material from the Eduard Birnbaum Collection.
From July 20-30, 2015 Tal Kogman visited the Georg Eckert Institute and its research library supported by a Guest Scholars grant of the GEI. In addition she visited the Herzog-August-Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.
On July 21, 2015 Andreas L. Fuchs gave a talk on ‘Reform im Spiegel der Musik. Der Beitrag Braunschweigs zum synagogalen Gesang des 19. Jahrhunderts’ at the Jewish community in Braunschweig.
Zohar Shavit and Tal Kogman took part in the Symposium The Library of the Enlightenment Movement, Tel Aviv University, May 25, 2015, organized in cooperation with the Leo Baeck Institute.
Zohar Shavit gave a talk on ‘Secrets of the Archive: Biographies and Autobiogrpahies of the Jewish Republic of Letters’ [Hebrew], Tal Kogman gave a talk on ‘Isaac Satanow’s work as a test case of the Jewish Republic of Books and of the Jewish Republic of Books’
On May 5-6, 2015 a workshop on “Educational Media and Cultural Translations” took place at the Georg Eckert Institute in Braunschweig (Germany). [post]
Third Project Meeting in Braunschweig
4. Mai 2015, GEI
The research group meet for an intense and fruitful discussion on mutual research questions and first insights form the individual research projects to elaborate the most significant aspects in preparation for the application for a second funding period. [post]
Kerstin von der Krone visited the Center for Jewish History and the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City and participated in the 21st Annual Gruss Colloquium in Judaic Studies on ‘Doing Wissenschaft: The Academic Study of Judaism as Practice, 1818-2018’, organized by the Herbert Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, Philadelphia, April 27-28, 2015, Philadelphia.
Andreas L. Fuchs took part in the Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, April 1-5, 2015, New Orleans, and gave a paper on ‘Lewandowski Superstar. Jewish Music as Part of 19th Century Berlin Culture’ (on April 3, 2015).
Andreas L. Fuchs visited the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati to work with the Eduard Birnbaum Collection, one of the most important collections for Jewish liturgical music in the 19th century.
Zohar Shavit participated in the conference Les Trois Temps de L’émancipation Xviiie-Xxe Siècle, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, Februray 26, 2015, and gave a paper on ‘Emancipation – between public sphere and private sphere’.
Zohar Shavit gave a keynote at the conference Children’s Literature and Childhood in Literature at Haifa University, on December 22, 2014, with the title ‘On the Place of Child Culture’s Research in Human Studies’
Dirk Sadowski participated in an International Workshop of the Galician Jewry Project on December 4, 2014 in Tel Aviv, organized by the Herzl Institute for the Study of History and Zionism at Haifa University, and gave a paper on ‘The Jewish German schools in Galicia, 1782–1806: Structures, textbooks and school attendance‘.
On December 1, 2014 a second project meeting took place at Tel Aviv University. The Israeli and German researchers met to discuss the further development of the project [post].
With the generous support of the Minerva Stiftung, Dr. Kerstin von der Krone, post-doctoral research fellow at the Georg Eckert Institute, was able to spend one month in Israel for research purposes. [post]
Follow-up Meeting for the database project at the University Library Frankfurt am Main, on September 22, 2015.
Andreas L. Fuchs visited the British Library and the Jewish Music Institute in London.
During a sabbatical Zohar Shavit was able to visit the archive and library of the Alliance Israélite Universelle (AIU) and the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, and the University Library Frankfurt am Main.
Zohar Shavit participated in The Xth Congress of the EAJS on ‘Jewish and Non-Jewish Cultures in Contact: New Research Perspectives’, La Sorbonne et ENS, Paris, June 21-24, 2014, and gave a paper on ‘Jewish networking in the European Enlightenment: The case of Shimon ben Zacharia’ (on June 21, 2014).
On June 8-9, 2014 the Israeli and German researchers met for a workshop at Tel Aviv University. [post]
After the project meeting at Tel Aviv University Andreas L. Fuchs and Kerstin von der Krone visited Israeli Archive and Research Libraries such as the National Library of Israel and the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem and the Feher Jewish Music Center at Beth Hatefutsoth in Tel Aviv.
Andreas L. Fuchs visited the library of the Institut für die Geschichte der deutschen Juden in Hamburg.
On 22th May 2014 the new website jbm.gei.de was launched. [post]
Tal Kogman participated in the joint King’s-UCL international workshop Language, Nation, and Modernity: Hebrew in Europe, 1800 to the present, London, Mai 11-13, 2014, and gave a talk on ‘Hebrew for the Young Generation: The educational Reform of the German-Jewish Haskalah’ (on May 12).
In addition, she visited the British Library in London.
Andreas L. Fuchs took part in the Popular Culture Association Annual Conference in Chicago, April 16-19, 2014, and gave a paper on ‘The Songs I am Dancing. Song, Dance and Identity in Ashkenazi Jewish Culture of 19th Century Europe’ (on April 18).
In addition, he visited the Asher Library at Spertus and the University of Chicago Library.
On April 30, 2014 Simone Lässig gave a talk on ‘Religion und Innovation: Zum Wandel jüdischer Lebenswelten während der Sattelzeit’ as part of the lecture series Leibniz-Vorträge organized by the Leibniz-Gesellschaft and the Leibniz Universität Hannover.
On 4 March 2014 the German members of the research group met with librarians and digital humanities experts from the Georg Eckert Institute and Dr Rachel Heuberger, head of the Judaica Collection held by the Frankfurt University Library, to elaborate the conceptual framework of the planned database. [post]
Kerstin von der Krone visited the Judaica Collection at the University Library Frankfurt am Main.
After attending a conference in New York Simone Lässig visited the Center for Jewish History in New York.
After the approval by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft ) the project was launched on 1st January 2014.
On December 8-9, 2013, Zohar Shavit and Simone Lässig, Dirk Sadowski and Tal Kogman meet in Tel Aviv to prepare the launch of the new research project.
In addition, Simone Lässig and Dirk Sadowski visited the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem.