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Congratulations to Dr Daniel Herskowitz

The Leo Baeck Institute London is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize in German-Jewish Studies for his article "Between Exclusion and Intersection: Heidegger’s Philosophy and Jewish Volkism", featured in the 2020 Leo Baeck Institute Year Book.

Dr Daniel Herskowitz's research interests include Modern and Medieval Jewish Thought, and Jewish-Christian relations.

Eine deutsche jüdische Literaturgeschichte (1750–1850)

We are delighted to announce that Morgenländischer Glanz. Eine deutsche jüdische Literaturgeschichte (1750–1850) by Kathrin Wittler has been published recently in the Schriftenreihe wissenschaftlicher Abhandlungen des Leo Baeck Instituts.

The LBI London would like to congratulate their alumna Dana Smith on the publication of her essay Female Musicians and “Jewish” Music in the Jewish Kulturbund in Bavaria, 1934–38  in the volume DREAMS OF GERMANY. Musical Imaginaries from the Concert Hall to Dance Floor, edited by Prof Neil Gregor and Dr Thomas Irvine. 

This volume brings together historians, musicologists, anthropologists, and cultural studies scholars to explore the various ways in which notions of ‘Germanness’ and ‘musicality’ have been sutured together in modern times. 

We are pleased to announce that the Institute for the History of the German Jews in Hamburg is organizing the German-Israeli archival Exchange Colloquium "Encounters" in cooperation with Tel Aviv University. The seminar is aimed at talented junior scholars in the initial phase of their PhD-project. Five German and five Israeli PhD-students will be given the the chance to intently discuss their projects in the research fields of German or German-Jewish history, Holocaust Studies, History of Zionism and of Israel, and history of German-Israeli relations in a workshop-atmosphere.

The LBI London would like to congratulate its alumna Dana Smith, who has just been appointed as Assistant Professor at Keene State College in New Hampshire. 

Dana wrote her PhD under the supervision of the LBI’s director, Daniel Wildmann. She was awarded the John A.S. Grenville Studentship in Modern Jewish History and Culture in 2012 and has passed her viva in 2015. 

Congratulations to Adi Armon

The Leo Baeck Institute London is pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize in German-Jewish Studies for his article The Parochialism of Intellectual History: The Case of Günther Anders, featured in the 2018 Leo Baeck Institute Year Book.