Dr. Arnold Paucker, OBE, 1921-2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Arnold Paucker. Dr Arnold Paucker, OBE, born in Berlin in 1921, was Director of the Leo Baeck Institute London from 1959 – 2001, and editor of the Leo Baeck Institute Year Book from 1978 – 1992. His many years of dedicated service have profoundly shaped the Institute and its Year Book and he will be deeply missed.

2018 Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize in German-Jewish Studies

The Leo Baeck Institute for the Study of the History and Culture of German-speaking Jewry is delighted to announce its 2018 Year Book Essay Prize. The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book is a fully refereed Oxford journal and covers cultural, social, and economic history. Appearing annually since 1956, it has become the field’s central and most comprehensive publication.

The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book Essay Prize was established to

• Stimulate new research on the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry

• Promote young researchers in the field

The essay can be on any topic on the history and culture of German-speaking Central European Jewry from early modern times through to the present.


The prize

The winner will receive:

• Publication of the winning essay in the 2018 volume of the Leo Baeck Institute Year Book

• A cash prize of £500

• A free year’s print and online subscription to the Leo Baeck Institute Year Book


How to enter

Entries of 5-7,000 words should be submitted through our online submission system. Please refer to http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/lbaeck/for_authors for instructions on how to prepare and submit your manuscript. All entries will be peer reviewed anonymously. The winner will be selected from all entries recommended for publication by our peer reviewers.

The closing date is 15 January 2017.


Competition rules

The competition is open to recent PhDs and Postdocs who have received their PhD no more than 5 years ago. The entry must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

See http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/lbaeck/prize_submissions.html for the full competition rules.

Holiday Closure

The LBI will be closed on Monday, 3rd of October 2016 for Rosh Hashanah and on Wednesday, 12th of October for Yom Kippur.

Best wishes for the holidays!

Recording of the third lecture of the European Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series 2015/16

We are happy to announce that the recording of the third lecture in the series, Prof. Yfaat Weiss ‘Political Sovereignty and Cultural Property: The Mount Scopus Enclave in Jerusalem’ is now online.

To listen, please click here. http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/2016/07/yfaat-weiss-political-sovereignty-and-cultural-property-the-mount-scopus-enclave-in-jerusalem/



Annual Workshop of the Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme 2015/16

The Leo Baeck Institute is happy to announce its second workshop of the Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme 2015/16 from 10th – 13th July 2016 in Freudental, Germany. 

The Leo Baeck Fellowship is an international fellowship programme aimed at PhD candidates researching the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry. Every year, in cooperation with the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, the Leo Baeck Institute London offers to up to twelve doctoral candidates the opportunity to spend a year working on research at the location of their choice. In addition to financial support, the fellowship programme offers its young researchers academic assistance through regularly held workshops, seminars and conferences.

For more information on the workshop in Freudental click on the leaflet below.

Leo Baeck Fellowship 2016 – Workshop Freudental

For more information on the Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme, click here.