This latest Snapshot offers a brief introduction to the extraordinary life and work of a most remarkable German-Jewish woman, the feminist, writer, social pioneer and founder of several associations and welfare organisations for Jewish women and girls in Germany, Bertha Pappenheim (1859-1936).
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2023 Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize is Sam Shonkoff for his article Gender in Martin Buber’s Hasidic Tales. The article will be published in the 2023 volume of the Leo Baeck Institute Year Book.
Professor Sam Shonkoff is the Taube Family Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and his research interests include Jewish thought and theology.
We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the international Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme 2023/2024 (German academic year October 2023-September 2024).
We invite applications from PhD students who carry out research related to the history and culture of the German-speaking Jewry. The programme is jointly organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. Our programme is open to PhD candidates worldwide. The deadline for application is February 1st, 2023.
The Leo Baeck Institute is offering a Career Development Award as a personal grant to a scholar or professional in an early career stage, e.g. before gaining tenure in an academic institution or its equivalent, whose proposed work would deal with topics within the Leo Baeck Institute’s mission, namely historical or cultural issues of the Jewish experience in German-speaking lands.
The award of up to $25,000 will cover the period July 1 – June 30 of the following year and, at the discretion of the reviewing board, may be renewed for a second year.
Congratulations to Stefan Boberg.
The Leo Baeck Institute London is pleased to announce the winner of the 2022 Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize in German-Jewish Studies for his article Implementing the Reichsbürgergesetz: Registration, Statistics, and the Deportations of German Jews, published in the 2022 Leo Baeck Institute Year Book.
Congratulations to Susanne Korbel.
The Leo Baeck Institute London is pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize in German-Jewish Studies for her article Spaces of Gendered Jewish and Non-Jewish Encounters: Bed Lodgers, Domestic Workers, and Sex Workers in Vienna, 1900–1930, featured in the 2021 Leo Baeck Institute Year Book.