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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Faculty of Humanities
Department of History
 
Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture
University of Leipzig
Goldschmidtstraße 28
04103 Leipzig, Germany

Tel.: 0049 (0)341/217 35 50
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Academic History


  • Editor of the Simon-Dubnow-Yearbook.
  • Editor of the Bulletin of the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture (Leipzig).
  • Editor of the Leipzig Contributions for Jewish History.
  • Coeditor of Babylon. Beiträge zur jüdischen Gegenwart, Frankfurt/M.
  • Coeditor of Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik
  • Coeditor of Constellations. An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory
  • Coeditor of  History & Memory. Studies in Representation of the Past (1988–1998)
  • Coeditor of Jewish History Quarterly (Warsaw)
  • Coeditor of Leo Baeck Institute Year Book
  • Coeditor of Naharaim. Zeitschrift für deutsch-jüdische Literatur und Kulturgeschichte / Journal of German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History
  • Coeditor of  Storia della Shoah. La crisi dell'Europa, lo sterminio degli ebrei e la memoria del XX secolo
  • Coeditor of Tabur. Yearbook for European History, Society, Culture and Thought
  • Coeditor of Tel Aviv Yearbook for German History (1994–1999)
  • Since 2002, Professor of Modern European History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
  • Since April 2000 a regular member of the Saxon Academy of Sciences, Leipzig, Division of Humanities.
  • Since 1999 Director of the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at the University of Leipzig.
  • 1994-1999 Director of the Institute for German History at Tel Aviv University.
  • 1980 Second Doctorate (Habilitation).
    Professor at the Universities of Odense/Denmark; Essen/Germany; Tel Aviv/Israel.
  • 1973 Ph.D.

Publications


Professor Dan Diner is author of numerous articles and books on the history of the 20th century, the Near East and German history, especially the history of National Socialism and the Shoah as well as Jewish history.

A selection of his last books:

  • Zeitenschwelle. Gegenwartsfragen an die Geschichte, München 2010.
  • Porzumět dvacátému století, Pavel Váňa 2010. Czech translation of: Das Jahrhundert verstehen. Eine universalhistorische Deutung, Munich 1999.
  • Yüzyılı Anlamak. Evrensel Bir Tarih Yorumu, Istanbul 2009. Turkish translation of: Das Jahrhundert verstehen. Eine universalhistorische Deutung, Munich 1999.
  • Zrozumiec stulecie, Warszawa 2009. Polish translation of: Das Jahrhundert verstehen. Eine universalhistorische Deutung, Munich 1999.
  • Lost in the Sacred. Why the Muslim World Stood Still, Princeton, N. J., 2009. English translation of: Versiegelte Zeit. Über den Stillstand in der islamischen Welt, Berlin 2005.
  • Shever zman [Time Fracture], Tel Aviv 2009. Hebrew translation of: Das Jahrhundert verstehen. Eine universalhistorische Deutung, Munich 1999.
  • Disseminating German Tradition. The Thyssen Lectures, Leipzig 2009 (ed. with  Moshe Zimmermann).
  • Aufklärungen. Über Varianten von Moderne, Zürich 2008.
  • Cataclysms. A History of the Twentieth Century from Europe’s Edge, Madison, Wis., 2008. English translation of: Das Jahrhundert verstehen. Eine universalhistorische Deutung, Munich 1999.
  • Gegenläufige Gedächtnisse. Über Geltung und Wirkung des Holocaust, Göttingen 2007.
  • Restitution and Memory. Material Restoration in Europe, New York/Oxford 2007 (ed. with Gotthard Wunberg).
  • Synchrone Welten. Zeitenräume jüdischer Geschichte, Göttingen 2005 (Ed.).
  • Il tempo sospeso. Stasi e crisi nel mondo musulmano, Milano 2007. Italian translation of: Versiegelte Zeit. Über den Stillstand in der islamischen Welt, Berlin 2005.
  • Versiegelte Zeit
    Über den Stillstand in der islamischen Welt, Propyläen, Berlin 2005.
  • Gedächtniszeiten. Über jüdische und andere Geschichten. Verlag C. H. Beck, München 2003.
  • Feindbild Amerika. Über die Beständigkeit eines Ressentiments. Propyläen Verlag Berlin, 2002.
  • Raccontare il Novecento. Una Storia Politica, Garzanti Libri Milano, Italy, s.p.a. 2001.
  • Beyond the Conceivable. Studies on Germany, Nazism, and the Holocaust,
    Berkeley 2000.
  • Hans Kelsen and Carl Schmitt. A Juxtaposition, (Hrsg. mit Michael Stolleis),
    Gerlingen 1999.
  • Das Jahrhundert verstehen. Eine universalhistorische Deutung, München 1999.
 

Acting Professorships


  • 1982–1984 - Acting Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Marburg
  • 1984/85 - Acting Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Osnabrück
 

Guest Professorships


  • 1978/79 - Guest Professor, Gesamthochschule Kassel
  • 1981/82 - Guest Professor, Gesamthochschule Kassel
  • 1997 - Guest Professor, University of Munich  
  • 1997/98 - Guest Researcher, Professor, International Research Center in the Cultural Sciences Vienna
  • 2001 - Research Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign          
  • 2003 - Guest Professor, Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies, University of Lucerne                 
  • 2003 - Visiting Professor, Mansfield College, Oxford University
  • 2004/05 - Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
  • 2008 - Research Fellow, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University
  • 2010/2011 - Research Fellow City of Vienna at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies

Prizes and Awards


  • 2006 - Ernst Bloch Prize of the city of Ludwigshafen am Rhein
  • 2007 - Premio Capalbio for Il tempo sospeso. Stasi e crisi nel mondo musulmano, Milano 2007

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