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. For more information on the this season’s lecture series please refer to the leaflet here.

Panel Discussion : Cosmopolitanism – Jewish and Postcolonial Perspectives

The Leo Baeck Institute London in collaboration with the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism

are pleased to announce the panel discussion:

Cosmopolitanism – Jewish and Postcolonial Perspectives.

The panel discussion will be held at:

Birkbeck, University of London, Clore Lecture Theatre, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7JL (view map),

on 11 December 2017, 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

Panellists are Prof Gurminder Bhambra (University of Sussex), Prof Bryan Cheyette (University of Reading), Dr Cathy Gelbin (University of Manchester) and Prof Sander Gilman (Emory University). The panel will be chaired by Dr Daniel Wildman and Dr Brendan McGeever.

Admission is free but we would kindly remind you to reserve your seats in advance.

Please book here

For further information, please have a look at the complete event announcement here

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.