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.

Germans or Jews? German-Speaking Jews in Post-War Europe


The LBI London, in cooperation with LBI New York and with the Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences, is holding a workshop at the Center for Jewish History, New York, 24 August 2017.


1.00-2.45: First Session (Chair: David Rechter, University of Oxford)

Andrea Sinn, Elon University
Redefining Home: Jews and the Politics of Rebuilding Post-War Germany

Margarete Feinstein, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Ohne Heimat: German Jews as Displaced Persons in Post-War Germany

Kateřina Čapková, Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague
On the Margins of Communities. German-speaking Christian-Jewish Couples in Post-War Czechoslovakia

2.45-3.15 – Coffee Break

3.15-5.00: Second Session ( Chair: Kateřina Čapková, Institute of Contemporary History, Prague)

Katharina Friedla, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem
Experiences of Stigmatization, Discrimination and Exclusion – German-Jewish Survivors in Wrocław and Lower Silesia, 1945–1946

Natalia Aleksiun, Touro College
The Galician Paradigm? Postwar Experiences of German-Speaking Polish Jewish Survivors

Gaelle Fisher, University of Augsburg, Germany
Between Liberation and Emigration: Bukovina Jews in Post-War Romania

5.15-6.00: Concluding discussion
Commentator: Atina Grossmann, The Cooper Union


Kateřina Čapková, Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences

David Rechter, University of Oxford

Natalia Aleksiun, Touro College, Graduate School of Jewish Studies, New York


For more information, please visit the LBI New York website or refer to our leaflet here.