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This web site presents the state of affairs in March 2010.

The Project "Communicating Europe" examines the transnational communication patterns of Jewish knowledge cultures in the 19th and 20th centuries. Assuming the diasporic character of Jewish life worlds, historians, Judaists, sociologists, philosophers, philologists, educationalists, and museologists examine the transterritorial networks of Jewish life worlds from an interdisciplinary perspective. They reflect on how Jewish life worlds transmitted knowledge over distances, spaces, and cultural borders, and on how the European concept was practically engraved into Jewish knowledge cultures. The European concept is not regarded as a fixed location, as a homogenous unit, or as a defined territory; rather, the perspective of Jewish knowledge cultures is used to sharpen the perception of the European concept: onto all those attributes that refer to overcoming spatial, religious and cultural isolation. By looking at specific Jewish knowledge cultures, this project seeks to understand the general aspect of the European concept.
Four institutions are in cooperation in attaining this objective:

Conclusion Conference

The conclusion conference of the FMER-Project "Communicating Europe. Jewish Knowledge Cultures beyond the Nation-State" will take place on October 8 and 9, 2009 at the Simon Dubnow Institute Leipzig.

 

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Exhibition "Die Frankfurter Schule"

The Jewish Museum in Frankfurt/Main opens in September 2009 its exhibition Die Frankfurter Schule und Frankfurt. Eine Rückkehr nach Deutschland (The Frankfurt School and Frankfurt. Returning to Germany). The exhibition will be on display from September 16th through January 10th.

 

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Kathrin Hume (Stanford University, USA)

Visiting Scholar September 7 - December 6, 2009 within the FMER-Project "Communicating Europe" at the

Simon Dubnow Institute, Leipzig

Prof. Dr. Yaakov Ariel (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / USA)

Visiting Scholar August 16 - September 15 and  October 1 - 31, 2009 within the FMER-Project "Communicating Europe" at the 

Simon Dubnow Institute, Leipzig

Summer School "Negotiating Europe. Jewish and Non-Jewish Spaces" II July 13 - 17, 2009

The Summer School was held from July 13 - 17, 2009 at Jena Center 20th Century History. Doctoral candidates from the United States, Israel, Czech Republic, Belgium and Germany took part in this event and discussed their research projects with the researchers of the FMER-Project "Communicating Europe. Jewish Knowledge Cultures Beyond the Nation-State".

 
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Lecture series

We are glad to announce the Lecture series Deutsch-jüdische Ideengeschichte in der Nachkriegszeit which takes place this summer in Frankfurt/Main.

Kerstin v. d. Krone (Universität Erfurt)

Visiting Scholar July - Septmeber 2009 within the FMER-Project "Communicating Europe" at the Simon Dubnow Institute, Leipzig

Dr. Kate Sorrels (University of Pittsburgh, USA)

Visiting Scholar July 2009 within the FMER-Project "Communicating Europe" at the Simon Dubnow Institute, Leipzig

Prof. Dr. Haim Goren (Tel Hai Academic College, Israel)

Visiting Scholar April - May 2009 within the FMER-Project "Communicating Europe" at the Simon Dubnow Institute, Leipzig

Summer School “Negotiating Europe. Jewish and Non-Jewish Spaces” I from July 15-19, 2008

The Summer School was held from July 15 - 19, 2008 at the Jena Center 20th Century History. Doctoral candidates from Northern America, Israel, Austria and Germany took part in this event and discussed their research projects with the researches of the FMER-Project "Communicating Europe. Jewish Knowledge Cultures Beyond the Nation-State" alongside questions of transnationality, communication, mobility and transfer of knowledge cultures in 19th and 20th century Europe.

 

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Conference Paper (German)

 

Prof. Dr. David Weinstein (Wake Forest University, USA)

Visiting Scholar June 19 - August 20, 2008 and June 15 - July 15, 2009 within the FMER-Project "Communicating Europe" at the Simon Dubnow Institute Leipzig

Workshop "Europakonzepte" with Amir Marmor (Jerusalem) and Prof. Dr. Hannes Siegrist (Leipzig) May 29, 2008

Simon Dubnow Institute Leipzig

Tobias Metzler (University of Southampton, UK)

Visiting Scholar February 20 - May 19, 2008 within the FMER-Project "Communicating Europe" at the Simon Dubnow Institute Leipzig

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