Category Archives: Conferences

“Inside and Outside the Home: Childhood, Nature and the Animal World” – Workshop at Tel Aviv University, May 8, 2018 [Hebrew]

Together with their colleagues of Tel Aviv University’s Youth Culture Studies Program Zohar Shavit and Tal Kogman are organizing an annual workshop on May 8th, 2018 that will discuss how Children encounter the nature and the animal world, placing this workshop at the intersection of a cultural history of childhood and new approaches from animal studies.


Upcoming Conference: “Religious Knowledge and Position Taking in the 19th Century” – May 22-23, 2018 (Frankfurt am Main)

Simone Lässig, Zohar Shavit, Kerstin von der Krone and Tal Kogman will participate in the conference “Religious Knowledge and Position Taking in the 19th Century: The Case of Educational Media” that will take place at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main on May 22-23, 2018. The Conference is organized by David Käbisch and Christian Wiese (Goethe University Frankfurt) as part of the research focus Religious Positioning: Modalities and Constellations in Jewish, Christian and Muslim Contexts.

For a detailed program see here.

“Entangling Jews and Germans: The Early 19th Century Revisited” – Paper and Panel Series at the 132nd AHA Annual Meeting 2018

AHA 2018The German Historical Institute Washington (Simone Lässig) organized, in collaboration with the Central European History Society (Karen Hagemann), a four-panel series with the title “Crossing Boundaries: Rewriting Nineteenth-Century Central European History” for the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington DC from January 4th-7th, 2018. The panel series aimed at exploring the current state and the future of the historiography on nineteenth-century Central European history in an age of transdisciplinary, transnational, and global research.
Her paper with the title “Entangling Jews and Germans: The Early 19th Century Revisited” focused on early nineteenth-century Jewish history and its role as an analytical lens for and as an integral part of Central European History. The paper concluded with three central dimensions of the “Jewish Sattelzeit” that could be of interest to historians for future research.

Session at the 49th Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, December 17–19, 2017

Kerstin von der Krone organized a panel session on Jewish Thought in Social Context for the upcoming Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies that will take place from December 17–19, 2017 in Washington DC.

The session will feature presentations by Alexandra Zirkle, a fellow at the Leibniz Institute for European History in Mainz (Germany), Yaniv Feller, Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University and Kerstin herself. Abigail Gillman, Boston University will serve as chair.

Further information on the panel session can be found here