Note from Director
I am delighted to introduce the final LBI London newsletter of 2023. I joined as Director of the Institute in September.
It’s been a busy year at the LBI London. We’ve held talks with Prof Cathy Gelbin about Gender, Sex and Jewishness in Weimar Cinema’s Monsters, and with John Hilary about German Jews and the English Gentry, to name just two. Last month we hosted our Biennial Lecture with Prof Simon May about The Shoah and the Tragedy of Assimilation.
In this newsletter, you can find news about our current projects and events, and links to recordings of any lectures you may have missed.
The Institute will be closed from 21st December 2023. We look forward to welcoming you back when we reopen on 8th January 2024.
Wishing you all the best for the holiday season and a good start to 2024.
Dr Joseph Cronin
The Secret Paths of Provenance – Stories Beyond the Text
Ground Floor Exhibition Space, Mile End Library, London E1 4NS
November 20, 2023 - January 31, 2024
The Leo Baeck Institute London, in partnership with Queen Mary Library Services, has launched its exhibition “The Secret Paths of Provenance – Stories Beyond the Text”.
LBI London 2024 Lecture Series
Dates for our 2024 Lecture Series will be announced as soon as they are finalised - stay tuned.
Lecture Series podcast recordings
Recordings from all lectures in the LBI London 2023 Lecture Series are available on all podcasting platforms. Please listen using the links below.
All of our recordings are available at https://www.leobaeck.co.uk/podcast and on all major podcast providers.
Gender, Sex and Jewishness in Weimar Cinema’s Monsters
Prof Cathy Gelbin
The Virtuous Jewess
Prof Nadia Valman
Marked Off in the Eyes of the Public: Anti-Jewish Imagery and the Politics of Prejudice
Prof Sara Lipton
What a shayna punim!: Cute Jews, Photography, and Jewish Regeneration
Prof Daniel Magilow
Dressing Eve: Re-drawing Biblical Women through Comics
Dr Sarah Lightman
Recordings of LBI Special Lectures
If you missed our Summer Lecture in June or our Biennial Lecture in October, you can listen to them online below.
LBI London Biennial Lecture: The Shoah and the Tragedy of Assimilation: Lessons from one German-Jewish family
Prof Simon May
LBI London Summer Lecture: German Jews, English Gentry: The Messel Family and the Cultural Expression of a Changing Identity
Prof John Hilary
The Library of Lost Books
The Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem together with Leo Baeck Institute London and the association Freunde und Förderer des Leo Baeck Instituts are pleased to announce the launch of our hybrid exhibition project centred on the Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judentums and the remnants of its library:
This exhibition project aspires to engage broad international audiences in joining the search for the library’s lost books as citizen scientists.
LBI Year Book Essay Prize winner 2024: Matthew Johnson
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2024 Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize is Matthew Johnson for his article Off-Translation: Bertha Pappenheim’s Yiddish-German.
2025 Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize
We are now inviting submissions for the 2025 Year Book Essay Prize in German-Jewish Studies.
Our regular Snapshots series aims to give you an insight into interesting items from our collection of rare books and historical pamphlets.
The Secret Life of Anna O. – Bertha Pappenheim’s Gender Revolution, Religion, and Modernity
International Women’s Day at the LBI London