Supported by Stiftung Deutsch-Israelisches Zukunftsforum.
The Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem and the Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft of the Leo Baeck Institute in Germany (WAG) held a seminar for postdoctoral students of German-Jewish and Central-European Jewish History.
The rational of the seminar is to offer postdoctoral students of GermanJewish and Central-European Jewish History the opportunity to present and thoroughly discuss their current research projects, and provide them with feedback and academic guidance. Apart from the scholarly debate itself, the
scholars from both countries have the opportunity to learn more about the scholarly traditions and research contexts of their colleagues, and to meet
senior scholars of the respective countries. The format of the seminar with its meetings in both Germany and Israel allows for the contribution to a more
thorough and comprehensive scholarly exchange and debate. The initial event in Berlin allowed candidates to present their projects and was followed by
a several months-long period of continued informal discussion. During the second meeting in Jerusalem, the participants presented revised versions or
new insights resulting from the feedback they received. The extended period of personal encounters, of dialogue with other researchers in the field, and
of intensive exchange is meant to promote the quality and interdisciplinary character of the candidates’ scholarly output.
Berlin: 9 – 13 July 2012 ; Jerusalem 3 – 8 February 2013, Supported by Stiftung Deutsch-Israelisches Zukunftsforum.