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Leo Baeck Fellowship Workshops

Leo Baeck Fellowship WorkshopsThe Leo Baeck Seminar takes place twice a year and brings together professors and doctoral fellows from various universities and subdisciplines to discuss their work in progress. The first seminar, which takes place during the autumn, enables the fellows, who are at different stages of their writing, to share their work for the first time in this context and receive feedback in a safe, constructive and stimulating academic environment. When meeting for the second seminar during the summer, the participants are already familiar with each other’s work. This enables the group to dive into a more thorough and detailed discussion on every dissertation project and to assist each fellow in further developing and improving his or her work. In addition, the seminar program usually consists of outdoors activities which are related to the history and culture of the location in which the seminar takes place. These activities are not only refreshing and insightful, but they also provide the participants with the opportunity to get to know each other on a personal level, thus, creating a strong network of scholars and encouraging future cooperation.

2023

Monday, 12 June 2023

 

Programme

Session 1
16.00-18.30 Berlin time

16.00-16.15 Opening Remarks

One slot takes 35 minutes: the 5 minute presentation is followed by a 2 minute commentary delivered by one of the other fellows attending, 15 minutes of general discussion, max. 5 minutes of commentary by Elisabeth Gallas, Caroline Jessen or Miriam Rürup and finally a response to this last commentary by the original speaker.

2022

Monday, 14th November 2022

 

Programme

Session 1

4.00-5.50 Berlin time

4.00-4.30 Opening Remarks

One slot takes 35 minutes: the 6 minute presentation is followed by a 2 minute commentary

delivered by one of the other fellows attending, 15 minutes of general discussion, max. 5

minutes of commentary by Stefanie Fisher or Caroline Jessen and finally a response to this

Wednesday, 15th June 2022

 

Programme

Session 1
15.00-17.00 Berlin time

15.00-15.15 Opening Remarks

One slot takes 35 minutes: the 6 minute presentation is followed by a 2 minute commentary delivered by one of the other fellows attending, 15 minutes of general discussion, max. 5 minutes of commentary by Daniel Wildmann or Elisabeth Gallas and finally a response to this last commentary by the original speaker.

2021

Wednesday, 10th November 2021

 

Programme 

Session 1
16.00-17.50 Berlin time

16.00-16.30 Opening Remarks

One slot takes 35 minutes: the 6 minute presentation is followed by a 2 minute commentary delivered by one of the other fellows attending, 15 minutes of general discussion, max. 5 minutes of commentary by Daniel Wildmann or Elisabeth Gallas and finally a response to this last commentary by the original speaker.

Online Workshop, 22nd, 29th, 30th of June 2021 

Chaired by Dr Elisabeth Gallas and Dr Daniel Wildmann   

 

Programme   

Session 1 

Opening Remarks Annika Funke: Organisationsformen ländlicher Judensiedlungen zwischen Zentralität und Dispersion. Ein Vergleich regionaler Netzwerke im Elsass und in der Wetterau im ausgehenden Mittelalter 

2020

Online Workshop, 8th – 9th December 2020
(originally scheduled for Leipzig in June 2020, postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and staged as a Zoom conference)
Chaired by Dr Peter Antres and Dr Daniel Wildmann

 

Programme

Session 1

Opening Remarks

Alisha Meininghaus: Jewish birth-amulets as an indicator for changing concepts of ‘religion’, ‘magic’ and gender roles in past and present

Online Workshop, 10th, 11th, 18th and 19th November 2020 

Chaired by Dr Elisabeth Gallas and Dr Daniel Wildmann   

 

Programme   

Session 1 

Opening Remarks 

Annika Funke: Organisationsformen ländlicher Judensiedlungen zwischen Zentralität und Dispersion. Ein Vergleich regionaler Netzwerke im Elsass und in der Wetterau im ausgehenden Mittelalter 

2019

Workshop in Brighton, 3rd – 6th November 2019
Chaired by Dr Peter Antres and Dr Daniel Wildmann

 

Programme

Guided Tour at Brighton Pavilion

 

Session 1

Opening Remarks

Aviya Doron: Economic interactions between Jews and Christians – Trust and Risk in Medieval Urban Environment. (response: Zarin Aschrafi)

The Leo Baeck Institute is happy to announce the second workshop of the Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme 2018/19 from 23rd - 26th June 2019 in Leipzig. 

The Leo Baeck Institute is happy to announce the second workshop of the Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme 2018/19 from 23rd - 26th June 2019 in Leipzig. 

Venue: Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow 

Chaired by Dr Peter Antres and Dr Daniel Wildmann 

23. – 26. June 2019 

 

Programme 

Guided tour through the permanent exhibition on “Dictatorship and Democracy after 1945” in the “Zeitgeschichtliches Forum”. 

 

Session 1 

2018

Workshop at the University of Sussex, England 

Chaired by Dr Elisabeth Gallas and Dr Daniel Wildmann 

 

Programme

Session 1 

Josef Northmann: Futures’ Past: Commerce, Capital and the Rise and Fall of the Commodity Exchange in German Economic Life, 1870 – 1935 (response: Felix Hempe) 

Chaired by Dr Miriam Rürup and Dr Daniel Wildmann 

Guest speaker: Baroness Julia Neuberger 

 

Programme

Session 1 

Film ‘Jud Süß’, with an introduction by Daniel Wildmann 

 

Session 2 

Ahuva Liberles Noiman: Das Leben von Konvertiten im Spätmittelalter (response: Sara Halpern) 

2017

The Leo Baeck Institute is happy to announce the first workshop of the Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme 2017/18 from 15th – 18th October 2017 in Brighton

Workshop at the University of Sussex, England 

Chaired by Prof Dr David Rechter, Dr Andrea Schatz and Dr Daniel Wildmann 

 

Programme

Session 1 

Miriam Fenton: Everyday Life, Identity, and Communal Relations: A Comparison of Khehilot Shum and Aragon, c. 1200-1347 (response: Alexander Walther) 

Chaired by Prof Dr Sharon Gillerman, Prof Dr David Rechter, and Dr Daniel Wildmann 

 

Programme

Session 1 

Agnes Kelemen: The Migration of the Numerus Clausus Exiles. Hungarian Jewish Students in Interwar Europe (response: Lucia Linares) 

Felix Schölch: Zuhause zwischen Isar und Jordan. Leben und Werk Schalom Ben-Chorins (response: Omer Michaelis) 

2016

 Workshop at the University of Sussex, England

Chaired by Prof Dr Sharon Gillerman, Prof Dr David Rechter, and Dr Daniel Wildmann

 

Programme

Session 1

Tuvia Singer - Nationalism, Regionalism and Cosmology: Minorities and Foreigners in German Folk-Narratives in the Nineteenth Century (response: Lotte Houwink ten Cate)

Workshop Brighton 2016 2Workshop at the University of Sussex, England 

Chaired by Prof Dr Sharon Gillerman, Prof Dr David Rechter, and Dr Daniel Wildmann

 

Programme

Session 1

Chaired by Prof Dr Sara Lipton, and Prof Dr Christhard Hoffmann   

 

Programme 

Session 1 

Miriam Szamet - Immigration and Education: Pedagogues and the Pedagogical Discourse in the Modern Jewish community in Palestine, 1900 - 1930 (response: Ido Harari) 

Chaired by Prof Dr Sara Lipton, and Prof Dr Christhard Hoffmann

 

Programme

Session 1

Miriam Szamet – Immigration and Education: Pedagogues and the Pedagogical Discourse in the Modern Jewish community in Palestine, 1900 – 1930 (response: Ido Harari)

Nisrine Rahal – A Garden of Children and the Education of Citizens: The German Kinder-garten Movement from 1837-1880 (response: Julia Lange)

2015

Chaired by Prof Dr Sara Lipton, Prof Dr David Rechter, and Dr Daniel Wildmann   

 

Programme 

Session 1 

Annegret Oehme - Adapting Arthur The Transformations and Adaptations of Wirnt of Grafenberg’s Wigalois (response: Tally Gur) 

Yakov Mayer - The Reception of the Jerusalem Talmud in the Early Modern Period (response: Marie Sophie Graf)   

 

Chaired by Prof Dr Elisabeth Hollender and Dr Daniel Wildmann   

 

Programme 

Session 1 

Lina Nikou - Vergangenheitstouristen - Tourists of the Past. The Influence of Official Invitations for Jewish Refugees of the Nazi Regime by the Senate of Hamburg on the City’s Historiography (response: David Pruwer) 

2014

Workshop at the University of Sussex, England 

Chaired by Prof Dr Raphael Gross, Dr Claudia Prestel, and Dr Daniel Wildmann   

 

Programme 

Session 1 

Dorothea Kies - History and Knowledge: Jews in the Christian Historiography of the 13th Century (response: Lina NIkou) 

Andreas Lehnertz - Jewish Seals in Late Medieval Ashkenaz (response: Adam Stern)   

Programme 

 

Session 1 

Yael Almog - Hebrew Reminiscences – the Secular Readership of Modern Hermeneutics (response: Anna Koch) 

Alexandra Zirkle - “Was ist nun ein Gotteshaus“: The Temple Cultus in Nineteenth-Century German Jewish Scriptural Hermeneutics (response: Kevin McNamara) 

2013

Workshop at the University of Sussex, England 

Chaired by Miriam Rürup, and Daniel Wildmann   

 

Programme 

Session 1 

Yael Almog – Hebrew Reminiscences – the Secular Readership of Modern Hermeneutics (response: Anna Koch) 

Chaired by Marion Kaplan, Raphael Gross, and Daniel Wildmann  

 

Programme 

Lecture Prof. Marion Kaplan - Lisbon is Sold Out! The Daily Lives of Jewish Refugees in Portugal during World War II   

 

Session 1 

Nicholas Baer – Dialectics of Jewish Renewal: The Promised Land in Early Zionist Cinema (response: Daniela Bartáková) 

2012

Chaired by Marion Kaplan, Raphael Gross, and Daniel Wildmann   

 

Report by Nicholas Baer 

Chaired by Elisabeth Hollender, Raphael Gross, and Daniel Wildmann   

 

Report by Lisa Schoß 

2011

Workshop at the University of Sussex, England 

Chaired by Vivian Liska, Raphael Gross, and Daniel Wildmann   

 

Report by Joshua Teplitsky 

Chaired by Cathy Gelbin, Raphael Gross, and Daniel Wildmann  

Report by Oren Roman 

2010

Workshop at the University of Sussex, England 

Chaired by Cathy Gelbin, Raphael Gross, and Daniel Wildmann   

 

Report by Roy Ben-Shai 

Workshop at Kleineich 

Chaired by Cathy Gelbin, Raphael Gross, and Daniel Wildmann   

 

Report by Sophie Zimmer 

The second Leo Baeck Fellows workshop, held in Kleinich in the country house «Arnoth» (30 May – 2 June 2010), was characterized by the diversity not only of the research topics, but of the extra-curricular activities and evening discussions. 

2009

Workshop at the University of Sussex, England 

Chaired by Cathy Gelbin, Raphael Gross, and Daniel Wildmann   

 

Report by Iris Idelsohn Shein 

The Workshop was held at the Centre canadien d’études allemandes et européennes, Université de Mon- tréal, December 7/8, 2009.

Chaired by Liliane Weissberg and Raphael Gross   

 

Report by Daniel Jütte 

2008

Workshop at the University of Sussex, England 

Chaired by Liliane Weissenberg and Raphael Gross   

 

Report by Kerry Wallach 

Chaired by Stefanie Schüler-Springorum­ and Raphael Gross   

 

Report by Amalia Kedem 

The second workshop of the 2007/8 Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme took place in Prague on 5–8 May 2008. The main purpose of the workshop was to give the fellows an additional opportunity to exchange ideas and learn from each other’s thoughts and projects. 

2007

Workshop at the University of Sussex, England 

Chaired by Yfaat Weiss and Raphael Gross   

 

Report by Dr Yaacov Deutsch 

Chaired by John Grenville and Raphael Gross   

 

Report by Kai Drewes 

2006

Chaired by John Grenville and Raphael Gross