A fortunate coincidence made it possible that almost the entire research group met on December 1, 2014 in Tel Aviv for the second time. A conference of the German Israeli Textbook committee brought Prof. Dr. Simone Lässig and Dr. Dirk Sadowski to Israel. Together with Dr. Kerstin von der Krone, who was on a research trip in Israel at the same time [post], they met with Prof. Zohar Shavit and Tal Kogman and discussed the further development of the project, including a workshop on cultural translation, which will take place at the Georg Eckert Institute in Braunschweig from May 5-6, 2015 [post].
(picture: gei / Andreas L. Fuchs)
On June 8-9, 2014 the Israeli and German researchers will meet for a workshop at Tel Aviv University. The meetings are not only intended to introduce the researchers to each other, to discuss the leading questions of the project and the respective sub-projects but also to elaborate the further development of the project including plans for a workshop in 2015.
The German researchers will furthermore use the opportunity to visit Israeli archives and libraries which provide access to a wide range of sources crucial to their projects.