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Applications invited

 

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

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.