Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series 2017/18

The LBI is pleased to announce our upcoming lecture series for 2017/18,  in collaboration with the German Historical Institute. This season’s topic is ‘The Dangers of Writing Family History’, in which we shall discuss the challenges which arise when writing a German Jewish family history set in the historically and politically charged period of the late 19th to mid 20th century.

This season’s speakers will be:

 

Thursday, 7th December 2017

Dr Lisa Appignanesi – Losing the Dead – Before and After

 

Thursday, 1st March 2018

Thomas Harding – ‘You’re doing what?’ – My family’s response to my trying to save the house stolen by the Nazis

 

Thursday, 8th March 2018

Prof. Atina Grossman –  Trauma, Privilege, and Adventure in the “Orient”: A Refugee Family Archive

 

Thursday, 12th April

Dr Martin Doerry –  Lifting a taboo: The story of a holocaust victim which has never been told before.

 

Thursday, 17th May 2018

Prof. Philippe Sands (East West Street: A Personal History of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity) in conversation with Katrin Himmler (The Himmler Brothers: A German Family History)

 

We hope that you will mark the dates in your calendars. More information to follow closer to the individual events.

Annual Workshop of the Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme 2017/18

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

Pictured: The 2017 Fellows with Dr. Guy Tourlamain (2nd left) and Dr. Daniel Wildmann (front right).

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 Brighton click on the leaflet below.

Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme 2017/18- Workshop Brighton

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

2019 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 2019 Year Book Essay Prize. The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book is a fully refereed Oxford journal and covers cultural, social, and economic history. A leading journal in the field, the Year Book has appeared annually since 1956.

 

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 2019 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 5-8,000 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 1 February 2018.

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.