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 Grossmann –  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

Announcement of the 2018/2019 Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme

The Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme is an international fellowship programme for doctoral candidates pursuing research into the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry. The Fellowship is jointly organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Every year, the programme offers up to 12 junior researchers the opportunity to spend a year working on research at the location of their choice. During the course of the year’s programme the fellows get together for two seminars at which they discuss their work with eminent academics.

The deadline for applications for the academic year 2018/2019 is the 1st February 2018.

For more information click here or refer to the announcements below.

Announcement Leo Baeck Fellowship 2018