Kerstin von der Krone

Position / Affiliation Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute Washington DC,
DFG research project “Innovation through tradition?”
Office Address German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington DC 20009-2562
Email krone [at] ghi-dc [dot] org
Research Project Educating the Man, the Jew and the Citizen: Transformations in Social Norms and Values in Nineteenth-Century Jewish Educational Media
JBM - Kerstin von der Krone


Kerstin von der Krone is a research fellow at the German Historical Institute Washington since January 2016. Her fields of research include Jewish history in Central Europe in the modern era and the history of Jewish thought; she focuses in particular on communication practices related to knowledge production, education and scholarship as well as the possibilities and limits of political interaction in modern Jewish history.
She studied Jewish Studies, Political Science, and Media and Communication Studies in Berlin and Tel Aviv and holds a master’s degree in Jewish Studies (Freie Universität Berlin, 2004) and a PhD in Religious Studies (University of Erfurt, 2010). She was a fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service, the Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme, the German National Academic Foundation and the FAZIT Foundation.
Between January 2014 and December 2015 she has been a research fellow at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig as part of the first funding period of the Project „Innovation through tradition?”. From 2012—2013 she was the programme administrator of the research network Law in Context and its post-doctoral programme Rechtskulturen: Confrontations beyond Comparison at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.
She is member of the editorial board of the online-journal MEDAON – Magazin für jüdisches Leben in Forschung und Bildung (


  • The Representation and Creation of Spaces through Print Media: Some Insights from the History of the Jewish Press in: Simone Lässig, Miriam Rürup (eds.) Space and Spacelessness in German-Jewish History. Oxford/New York: Berghahn 2016 [Forthcoming].
  • Between History and Re-Orientation: Revisiting Modern Jewish Scholarship in Early Twentieth Century, in: Mirjam Thulin, Christian Wiese (eds.), Wissenschaft des Judentums in Europe: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives (Studia Judaica; 76), Berlin: Walter de Gruyter [Forthcoming].
  • Verein für Cultur und Wissenschaft der Juden [Association for the Culture and Science of the Jews], in: Dan Diner (ed.): Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur, Band 6., Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler Verlag 2015, 256—259.
  • Jüdische Wissenschaft und modernes Judentum: Eine Dogmendebatte, in: Andreas Kilcher, Thomas Meyer (eds.), Die „Wissenschaft des Judentums“: Eine Bestandsaufnahme, Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2015, 115-138.
  • ‘Wissenschaft in Context: A Research Essay on the Wissenschaft des Judentums’, in Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook 58 (2013), 249–280 (with Mirjam Thulin)
  • Wissenschaft in Öffentlichkeit: Die Wissenschaft des Judentums und ihre Zeitschriften [Scholarship in Public. The Science of Judaism and its Journals], Berlin: de Gruyter 2012.