Leo Baeck Institute / Wiener Library Lecture Series 2003/2004

The Leo Baeck Institute/Wiener Library Lecture Series 2003/2004 has been most successful, drawing capacity audiences of up to 150 people. Among the contributors were Steven Aschheim, Robert Wistrich, Ignacio Klich, Ute Deichmann, Joanna Bourke, Cilly Kugelmann, Alistair Davidson, Nicolas Berg, Sigrid Weigel and Carlo Ginzburg.

11 September 2003

Professor Steven Aschheim (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Locating Nazi evil: the contrasting visions of Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt and Victor Klemperer

26 November 2003

Professor Robert Wistrich (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Chair: Professor Peter Pulzer
The last testament of Sigmund Freud

9 December 2003

Dr Ignacio Klich
Commission of Enquiry into the activities of Nazism, Buenos Aires, Argentine

13 January 2004

Dr Ute Deichmann (Leo Baeck Institute London and University of Cologne)
From pre-eminence to decline in German biomedical research, 1900-1950. The impact of politics, anti-Semitism and isolation

12 February 2004

Professor Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck College, London)
Memory in an age of trauma

22 February 2004

Dr Michael Ignatieff (Carr Professor and Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University)
The Lesser Evil: Human Rights and the War of Terror

9 March 2004

Cilly Kugelmann (Jewish Museum, Berlin)
Like a bridge over troubled water – the Jewish Museum, Berlin, between traditional and commercial challenges

27 April 2004

Professor Alistair Davidson (Swinburne University, Melbourne)
Human rights; history and the ‘sparrow’s eye view’: in homage to Noberto Bobbio

11 May 2004

Dr Nicholas Berg, (Simon Dubnow Institute, Leipzig)
West German historians and the Holocaust: research and memory

29 June 2004

Professor Sigrid Weigel (Technical University and Zentrum fuer Literaturforschung, Berlin)
Walter Benjamin’s critique of political theology