Congratulations to Dana Smith

 

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The LBI London would like to congratulate its alumna Dana Smith, who has just been appointed as Assistant Professor at Keene State College in New Hampshire.

Dana wrote her PhD under the supervision of the LBI’s director, Daniel Wildmann. She was awarded the John A.S. Grenville Studentship in Modern Jewish History and Culture in 2012 and has passed her viva in 2015. Her thesis “The Jewish Kulturbund in Bavaria, 1934-­‐1938” provides a fresh perspective on the only state-approved Jewish cultural organisation in Nazi Germany, and analyses the strategies of Jewish cultural self-representation under Nazism, as expressed (with a regional bent) in the Bavarian Kulturbund’s programme.

We wish Dana all the best of luck for her new position!

2020 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 2020 Year Book Essay Prize. The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book is a fully refereed Oxford University Press journal and covers cultural, social, and economic history. A leading journal in the field, the Year Book has appeared annually since 1956.

The Essay Prize was established in 2011 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 2020 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 28th February 2019.

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.