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Aktuelle Veranstaltungen


Forschungskolloquium Jüdische Geschichte
im Rahmen des Oberseminars „Das jüdische Mittelmeer“
Sommersemester 2024

Mittwochs, 10-11.30 Uhr
Philosophikum, Seminarraum S57

8. Mai 2024
Avner Ofrath (Freie Universität Berlin)
A Language of One’s Own: Unearthing Judeo-Arabic political writing in the late
nineteenth-century Maghreb

15. Mai 2024
Tamir Karkason (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle)
Being Turkinos in the 1950s: Turkish Diasporas between Israel and Turkey (a joint project with Aviad Moreno, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

29. Mai 2024
Michal Ohana (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle)
Raphael Moshe Elbaz's Kise ha Melakhim: Merging Jewish, North African and
Universal History

5. Juni 2024
Allyson Gonzalez (Universität Potsdam)
Painting the 'New Woman': Maxa Nordau and the Art of the Intimate


26. Juni 2024

Asya Dördü (Universität zu Köln)
Zionismusgeschichte und postcolonial studies: Versuch einer Verbindung am Beispiel von Max Bodenheimer 

3. Juli 2024
Susanne Härtel (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)
Die rabbinische Autorität des Konstantinopolitaners Eliyahu Mizraḥi in ihren
mediterranen Konstellationen um 1500

10. Juli 2024
Franziska Weinmann (LMU München)
Aspekte einer jüdischen Mittelmeergeschichte in den Werken von Nachum Slouschz

Toledot Yeshu study day on June 27th, 2023


On June 27, 2023, a study day on the Toledot Yeshu will take place at the Martin Buber Institute for Jewish Studies under the direction of PD Dr. Francesco Zanella. International researchers will address the topic from different perspectives in their contributions. Interested parties can still register for participation with Mr. Zanella:

Further information can be found in the flyer.

Dr. Carlo Gentile awarded the Federal Cross of Merit

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On March 15th, 2022, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany Viktor Elbling presented historian Carlo Gentile, research associate at the Martin Buber Institute for Jewish Studies, with the Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon awarded to him by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on December 2nd, 2021 for his "contribution to the German-Italian culture of remembrance".

In his speech, Ambassador Elbling emphasized his outstanding role in researching the Italian-German past. "You have advanced research without polemics, always concretely and soberly in search of the historical truth and its consequences for our coexistence in the present." The ambassador also stated: "We are shocked by the images of the attack on Ukraine, because we thought that the war in Europe was now just a distant memory, unthinkable in our time. And yet, Dr. Gentile, you know very well that historical events cannot be locked up in books, considering them closed, far from our lives and our reality. We must come to terms with them and pass on their significance to future generations. We must strive to understand the dynamics of the past in order to prevent its recurrence. Scholars like you help us in this important task: the defense of peace and democracy, of values built on the ruins of a disastrous war."