Second Project Phase approved – New Affiliation: German Historical Institute Washington DC

We are delighted to announce that the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) approved a second project phase from January 2016 to December 2018, which enables us to continue our research and deepen the fruitful collaboration we experienced in the last two years.
Beginning with January 2016 the project group will continue it’s work under the auspices of the German Historical Institute in Washington DC and carry on the research cooperation with the Tel Aviv University. This new institutional affiliation will contribute to our intention to broaden the perspective by extending our research focus towards English-speaking Jewry and Jewish History in Tsarist Russia. As intended this will include comparative perspectives and approaches from cultural transfer which shall enable us to highlight how Jews in different historical settings coped with fundamental social and cultural change, what role religion and tradition played, and to what extant their actions where shaped by the respective political and socio-economic conditions they were living in.
Further information will follow soon.