Rebekka Grossmann

rebekka
PhD Fellow

Academic interests:

German-Jewish History, Israeli History and History of Mandate Palestine, Visual Theory and Culture, Holocaust Studies, Jewish Thought

 

Current project: 

Envisioning a Jewish Palestine. The Visual Construction of a National Space in Germany 1933-1948

 

 

Curriculum Vitae: 

2011-2013: University of Oxford, MPhil in Modern Jewish Studies

2007-2011: Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg, BA in Modern History and Political Science

 

 

Awards & Scholarships

 

2017-2018

Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme 

Sponsorship of the PhD-project and living expenses

(DE

/UK)

 

2017

Leo Baeck Research Prize for outstanding doctoral projects

(IL)

 

2016-2017

“Chavruta” Research Initiative Award of the Hebrew University

for co-founding and leading a research initiative on Visual History

(IL)

 

2016

Yad Vashem Research Prize for outstanding doctoral projects

(IL)

 

2014-    

present

George L. Mosse Program in History and Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Full coverage of university fees and living expenses at the Hebrew University including expenses for a one-year stay at the University of Wisconsin Madison

(IL

/US)

 

 

 

Conferences and lectures

 

December

2017

Association for Jewish Studies. The Annual 49th Conference

Washington DC | Speaker and Co-Organizer of a Seminar on the topic of “Jews and Photography”

(US)

 

October

2017

Deutschsprachige Zionismen – Verfechter, Kritiker und Gegner, Organisationen und Medien (1890-1938), organized and sponsored by the Selma Stern Zentrum für Jüdische Studien Berlin Brandenburg

Berlin | Speaker

‘Photographic Orientations. The Intricate Politics of Georg Landauer’s Photobook ‘Palästina. 300 Bilder’’(in German)

(D)

 

August

2017

The 17th World Congress in Jewish Studies

Jerusalem | Speaker

Fascism’s Orientalism. Nazi Germany, Zionism and the Photographic Representation of Palestine’

(IL)

 

July  2017

The Annual Research Seminar of the Forum for Young Researchers in the History of Zionism headed by Professor Anita Shapira, Tel Aviv University

Tel Hai | Speaker

‘Flows and/of Images. The Yishuv of the 1940s in Photographic History’

(IL)

 

June  2017

Symposium “Migrating Images – Images of Migration”

Jerusalem | Speaker

‘Archives of Migration. The Shores of Palestine as Visual Icons of the 1940’

(IL)

 

May  2017

The Annual Graduate Conference, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities

Jerusalem | Speaker

‘Frontiers, Gates and a War. Photography and the Image of Palestine 1939-1945’

(IL)

 

February

2017

Yad Vashem Annual Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Workshop in the Memory of Prof. David Bankier

Jerusalem | Speaker

Imperialist Dreams and Domesticated Exoticism.

‘The Orient in the Nazi German Mind’

(IL)

 

December

2016

Association for Jewish Studies. The Annual 48th Conference

San Diego | Speaker

‘Tobacco and Politics. The Orient, Zionism and the German Consumer’

(US)

 

October

2016

Photographing under Dictatorships of the Twentieth Century: Public Spheres and Photographic Practices, organized and sponsored by the Lehrstuhl für Deutsche Geschichte im 20. Jahrhundert, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Berlin | Speaker

‘Global Visions, Envisioned Mobility and Visual Friction: Agency Photographs and the Contested Nature of a ‘National Socialist Aesthetics’

(DE)

 

July

2016

Annual Conference for the Fellows of the Daat HaMakom Centre for the Study of Cultures of Place in Jewish Modernity at the Hebrew University

Yad HaShmona | Speaker

‘Contested Place - Conflicted Gaze. Palestine in Nazi German Photojournalism’

(IL)

 

June

2016

Ceremony for the receivers of the Yad Vashem Research Prize

Jerusalem | Speaker

‘Political Landscape. Eretz Israel in Nazi Photography’ (in Hebrew)

(IL)

 

June

2016

Association for Israel Studies. 32th Annual Conference

Jerusalem | Speaker

‘The Eastern and the Western Landscape? Photojournalism and the Making of a Jewish National Space’

(IL)

 

June

2016

Exile Photography Workshop, sponsored by the Daat HaMakom Centre for the Study of Cultures of Place in Jewish Modernity at the Hebrew University, and the Koebner Centre for German History, the Department for German, Russian, and East European Studies, the DAAD Walter Benjamin Chair and the Division of German Language and Literature at the Hebrew University

Jerusalem/Yad HaShmona | Speaker

‘On the Different Temporalities of the Palestinian Landscape. Photographs of Transition’

(IL)

 

 

(Photograph by Monika Schuerle)