Associated and Visiting Research Fellows

Noah

Dr. Noah Benninga

Associated Research Fellow
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Noah Benninga is a postdoctoral fellow at the Richard Koebner Minerva Center at the Hebrew University. His PhD, ‘The Material Culture of Prisoners in Auschwitz’ (Hebrew University), uses witness testimony to study the material culture and everyday life of prisoners in the ‘Metropolis of Death’.

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He is the author of a number of scholarly publications, including ‘The First Person Inversion: Conscious Engagement and the Practical Past’ (Holocaust Studies: A Journal of History and Culture, 2015); ‘Jean Amery and the Negative Materiality of Language in Auschwitz’ (in: Ulrich Bielefeld and Yifaat Weiss, eds., Jean Améry: Als Gelegenheitsgast, ohne jedes Engagement, Wilhelm Fink, 2013); as well as the entry on ‘Auschwitz’ in Dan Diner’s prestigious Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur (2011).  His co-edited volume Personal Engagement and the Study of the Holocaust (Vallentine Mitchell, 2015) includes contributions from Hayden White, Otto Dov Kulka and Aleida Assmann, among others. His prizes and honors include the President’s Fellowship, the Wolf Prize for graduate students, and the Franz Rozenzweig Minerva Fellowship.

 

Education

06/2017 – current: Postdoctoral Research, The Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History, Hebrew University and the Saul Kagan Claims’ Conference Fellowship. Project Title: Fashion in Auschwitz: a Study of the Social World of the Metropolis of Death.   

09/2009 – 07/2016:  PhD, Department of History, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.  Dissertation title: Materiality at the Zero Degree: The Material Culture of Häftlinge in Auschwitz. Thesis advisor: Professor Moshe Zimmermann. Academic committee: Prof. Aleida Assmann, University of Konstanz, Prof. Hannan Hever, Hebrew University.

10/2005 – 12/2007:  MA, Department of History, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. Summa cum laude (December 2007). Thesis: Material Culture as Documentation of the Historical Unconscious – the Umbrella and Industrialization in Victorian England (final grade: 99). Thesis advisor: Professor Moshe Zimmermann. Overall grade average: 96.81.

10/2001 – 09/2005:  BA, Department of History, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. Summa cum laude (May 2006). Valedictorian. Second major: School of History (honors program for outstanding students in history and associated fields). Minor in Psychology. Overall grade average – 96.44.

 

Scientific Publications

1. Edited Volumes

1. Personal Engagement and the Study of the Holocaust, eds. Noah Benninga and Katrin Stoll, (London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2015).

Forthcoming Edited Volumes

  • Everyday Life in Nazi Germany 1933-1945: A Sourcebook, eds. Ofer Ashkenazi, Noah Benninga and Guy Miron, (Jerusalem: Carmel Publishing, forthcoming); [Hebrew].

 

2. Peer Reviewed Articles

1. “Studying the Material Culture of Prisoners in Auschwitz: Sources, Approaches and the Israeli Research,” Zmanim: Historical Quarterly 136, (2016): 116-125; [Hebrew].

2. “The First-Person Inversion: Conscious Engagement and the Practical Past”, Holocaust Studies: A Journal of History and Culture 20, no.1-2 (2015): 219-248.
Also published in: Personal Engagement and the Study of the Holocaust, eds. Noah Benninga and Katrin Stoll, (London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2015), 197-224.

3. (with Katrin Stoll), “Personal Engagement and the Study of the Holocaust: Redressing the Missed Conversation,” Holocaust Studies: A Journal of History and Culture, vol. 20 no. 1-2 (2015): 1-16.
Also published in: Personal Engagement and the Study of the Holocaust, eds. Noah Benninga and Katrin Stoll, (London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2015), 1-14.

4. “Holocaust Testimony as Sources for (a) Cultural History of the Holocaust: the Anecdote as an Analytical Tool”, Kwartalnik Historii Zydow (Jewish History Quarterly), no. 2 (2013): 414-432.

Accepted for publication in Peer Reviewed Articles

  •  “Kautsky, Light and Shadow: Reading Benedikt Kautsky in 2018,” Medaon: Magazin für jüdisches Leben in Forschung und Bildung 12, (2019).
  • “Jean Améry and the German Youth Movement (1968): Rectification and its Impossibility,” Comprender Actuar Trasender, Universidad Hebraica, Mexico.

 

3. Chapters in Peer Reviewed Edited Volumes

1. “The Bricolage of Death: Jewish Possessions and the Fashioning of the Prisoner Elite in Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1942-1945”, in Objects of War, eds. Leora Auslander and Tara Zahra, (Ithaka: Cornell University Press, 2018), 252-287.

2. “The Cut of Language: Jean Améry and the Negative Materiality of Language in Auschwitz,” in Jean Améry: Als Gelegenheitsgast, ohne jedes Engagement, eds. Ulrich Bielefeld and Yfaat Weiss,) Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink, 2014), 31-50; [German].

3. “Auschwitz”, in Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur, vol. 1, ed. Dan Diner, (Stuttgart/Weimar: J.B. Metzler, 2011), 192-202; [German].

4. (with Moshe Zimmermann), “Baseball”, Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur, vol. 1, ed. Dan Diner, (Stuttgart/Weimar: J.B. Metzler, 2011), 264-267; [German].

Accepted for publication as Chapters in Peer Reviewed Edited Volumes

  • “The Materiality of Writing in Auschwitz: the Zalmen Gradowzki Inscriptions of Life and Death”, in Aurelia Kalisky, ed., The Sonderkommando, New Histories (forthcoming, 2019); [German].
  • “New World Adulterant, Courtly Metal, Industrial Product: Unlocking Platinum in Europe”, in New World Impacts on Europe, eds. Martina Kaller and Frank Jacob, (Routledge, 2019).

 

Fellowships, Scholarships, Prizes

2018: The Claims Conference Saul Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies.

2013: Yad Vashem Research Scholarship, from the Norbert and Leiza Schechter Fund.

2013: Erich Kulka Prize, Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University.

2013: Warburg Prize, the Mandel Institute for Jewish Studies, Hebrew University.

2013: Phyllis Greenberg Heideman and Richard D. Heideman Fellowship, USHMM Washington, four month research fellowship (July 2013; declined due to personal circumstances).

2012: Shimon Wiesenthal Prize from the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University.

2012: Six-month scholarship from the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University.

2011: Lakritz Foundation Research Grant, Hebrew Universit.

2011: Research Fellowship, The Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center, Hebrew University.

2010: Travel Fellowship, Deutsches Historisches Institut, Warsaw.

2010: Ya’akov Talmon Prize for Ph.D. students, Department of History, Hebrew University.

 2010: Yad Vashem, the Dr. Avraham Margaliot and the Aya Kri’el bat Yekuti’el and Aliza Beharav Research Scholarship for Ph.D. students.

2010: Wolf Foundation Scholarship for Outstanding Doctoral Students.

2010: Six-month scholarship from the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University.

2009:  Travel grant from Authority for Research Students, Hebrew University.

2008-2012:  President’s Fellowship for Ph.D.

2008:  Meir Hephetz prize for outstanding research paper, Department of History, Hebrew University (granted for M.A. thesis).

2005-2007:  Faculty of the Humanities scholarship for M.A.

2006:  Rector’s prize for academic achievement in M.A.

2005:  George Mosse prize for outstanding work during undergraduate studies, Department of History, Hebrew University.

2005:  German scholarship, Center for Austria Studies, Hebrew University (2-month summer course in Austria).

2004:  Yehushua Arieli prize for outstanding undergraduate work, Department of History, Hebrew University.

2002 - 2004:  School of History scholarship, Hebrew University.

2003:  German scholarship, Center for Austria Studies, Hebrew University (2-month summer course in Austria).

2002/3:  Dean’s Award, Faculty of Humanities, Hebrew University.

2001/2:  Dean’s Award, Faculty of Humanities, Hebrew University.

 

Teaching Experience

 

 

 

2018

“An introduction to the Sociology of Education in Israel”, Ono Academic College.

 

 

 

 

2018

“From Wilhelm Marr to Auschwitz: the Jewish Question in Germany”, The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies.

 

 

2016/2017

“Introduction to Cultural Studies”, Western Galilee College.

“The Nazi Rise to Power”, Western Galilee College.

“Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany: 1933-1945”, Western Galilee College.

“Key Documents on the Holocaust and WWII”, Western Galilee College.

 

 

2013

“Victims of Nazi Germany”, Department of History, Hebrew University.

 

2013-2007

“Writing Skills in Hebrew,” Faculty of Humanities, Hebrew University.

 

2010/2009

“Seeing Auschwitz,” Department of History, Hebrew University (with Prof. Moshe Zimmermann).

 

2010/2009

“Academic Literacy,” Preparatory Division, Ahva College.

 

2009

“Business Writing,” Ahva College (academic supervision: Ben-Gurion University, School of Management).

 

2009/2008

“Material Culture in Victorian England,” Department of History, Hebrew University.

 

2009-2007

“Introduction to World History", School of History, Hebrew University.

 

2007/2006

“Scientific Writing,” Hebrew University Preparatory School.

 

2007-2005

Teaching Assistant, Department of History, Hebrew University (with prof. Moshe Zimmermann, Prof. Michael Toch, and Prof. Moshe Sluhovsky).

 

Academic Research projects

2017:    (with Dr. Ofer Ashkenazi and the Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History) Everyday life in Nazi Germany 1933-1945.

2008-12: Enzyklopaedie der juedischen Kultur, with Prof. Moshe Zimmermann in cooperation with the Saxonian Academy of Sciences, Leipzig.

20011-12 Der juedische Sport zwischen Inklusion und Exklusion. A project supported by the Government of Niedesachsen, Prof. Moshe Zimmermann in cooperation with the University of Hannover.

2009/10:  World History, with Prof. Yuval Harrari.

2004:       Material Culture in Early Statehood Israel, with Dr. Anat Helman.

 

Conferences and Projects Organized

November 2014: Organization of the international conference “Ein Jahrhundert Krieg: Historiker debattieren über Deutsche Geschichte seit 1914”, on behalf of the Richard Koebner Minerva Center Jerusalem.

June 2013: With Dr. Katrin Stoll of the DHI Warsaw, organization of international conference, “Sine Ira et Studio? Personal Engagement, Historical Distance and the Study of the Holocaust”. Funding, Richard Koebner Minerva Center and the Deutsche Historisches Institut Warsaw. Jerusalem, Israel.

August 2012:  Organizing committee, 18th Workshop on the history of concentration camps: Forced Labor, Exploitation and War Production, Bunker Valentin, Bremen, Germany.

January 2012:  Concert organization “Cinco Canciones Tragicas – Five Tragic Songs,” Commemoration of the International Holocaust Day, the National Library, Jerusalem. Poems by Moshe Liba, set to music by Leon Biriotti, performed by the 21st Century Ensemble.

December 2011:  Editor, exhibition (with Robert Sommer), “Camp Brothels: Forced Sex Labor in Nazi Concentration Camps,” Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück/Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten, Fürstenberg/Havel 2011.

May 2010:  Organizing committee, the 2nd Annual Conference of the President’s Fellows on Creativity, Connections and Interpretation, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

 

Languages

Hebrew (mother tongue) English (mother tongue); German (fluent reading, proficient writing and speaking); Arabic (fluent reading and speaking, proficient writing); French (proficient reading); Dutch (proficient reading); Latin (basic proficiency).

 

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Dr. Rebekka Grossmann

Associated Research Fellow

Academic interests:

Jewish Cultural and Political History, Migration, Israel & Palestine, German & European History, Photo History

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Current Project:

 Post Doc Research: Moving Worlds: Jewish Humanitarian Activism beyond the Imperial Age, 1930-1970

Education
Ph.D         Hebrew University, History, 2014-2020
                 Committee: Ofer Ashkenazi (chair), Moshe Zimmermann, Eli Lederhendler, Amos Morris-Reich
                University of Wisconsin-Madison, George L. Mosse Program in History Fellow, 2015-2016
M.Phil     University of Oxford, Modern Jewish Studies, 2013, MA-Advisors: David Rechter, Derek Penslar    
B.A.         University of Freiburg, Contemporary History, 2011
                University of Haifa, DAAD Exchange Program, 2011    

Book Manuscript (based on dissertation): The Unsettled Gaze: Photography, Mobility and Nation in Mandate Palestine

PUBLICATIONS
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Forthcoming    “The Aesthetic of Encounter. Photography’s Visions of Statehood in Mandate Palestine”, Israel Studies.
2019                “Image Transfer and Visual Friction. Staging Palestine in the National Socialist Spectacle”, Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook 2019, 19-45.
2018                 “Negotiating Presences. Palestine and the Weimar German Gaze“, Jewish Social Studies 23.2 (2018), 137-172.
Peer-Reviewed Articles in Volumes & Anthologies
Forthcoming    “South-East of Berlin. A German-Jewish Photojournalist in India”, Skye Doney & Sunny Yudkoff (eds), Mosse’s Europe: New Perspectives in the History of German
           Jews, Fascism and Sexuality.
Encyclopedia Entries
2020    “Alice Schalek”, Luce Lebart, Marie Robert (eds), World History of Women Photographers.
2018    “Mother Borchardt” – a Jewish Shipping Company Owner (in German and English). Key Documents of German-Jewish History. A Digital Source Edition. Institut für die       Geschichte der Deutschen Juden (IDGJ), Hamburg. Jewish-History-Online.net.
2017    “The Henry Jones Lodge. Jewish Self-confidence and the Path into the Modern Age” (in German and English). Key Documents of German-Jewish History. A Digital Source        Edition. Institut für die Geschichte der Deutschen Juden (IDGJ), Hamburg. Jewish-History-Online.net.
Book Reviews
2010    Grossmann, Rebekka, Schröter, Karl Martin, Review on Sari Nusseibeh: Once Upon a Country. A Palestinian Life. New York 2007, (in German), Liberal. Vierteljahrshefte für Politik und Kultur 3 (2010), 84-86.
2011    Review on Fanny Englard: Vom Waisenhaus zum Jungfernhof. Deportiert von Hamburg nach Riga: Bericht einer Überlebenden. Gine Elsner (ed.), Hamburg, VSA: 2009 (in   German), Yakinton. Journal of the Association of Israelis of Central European Origin.
Online Publications
Forthcoming    “Displacement in Stills: German-Jewish Photographers on the Move”, Sheer Ganor, Rebekka Grossmann, https://migrantknowledge.org/, Research Blog of the GHI     Washington and the GHI Pacific Regional Office in Berkeley.
Manuscripts in Preparation
Book manuscript, “The Unsettled Gaze: Photography, Mobility and Nation in German-Jewish Migratory History”.
Book manuscript, Ofer Ashkenazi, Rebekka Grossmann, Shira Miron, Sarah Segev: “Still Lives. Jewish Photography in Nazi Germany”.
Peer-Reviewed Articles in Preparation
“Following Jewish Explorers into the Unknown: Knowledge and Movement in German-Jewish Travel Photography”, Ofer Ashkenazi and Thomas Pegelow Kaplan (eds), Rethinking Modern Jewish History and Memory through Photography.
“Eye Contact: Jewish Cameras in the Nazi German Street”.
“The Currency of the Cameratic: Photographs in International Rescue Campaigns during World War II”.
Outreach
2013    “‘How will I hate?’ Israeli Intellectuals and the German Problem”. Wadham College Journal (Michaelmas Term), 16-20.

AWARDS, GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS 
2020-2021    Postdoctoral Fellow, Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History
2020             Salo Baron New Voices in Jewish Studies Award, Columbia University and Fordham University
2020              AJS Professional Development Grant for young scholars
2019- 2020    Binational Visiting Fellow in the History of Migration at GHI West, University of California, Berkeley
2017-2018    Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme, Leo Baeck Institute, London & Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
2014- 2019    George L. Mosse Program in History, University of Wisconsin-Madison & The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Hebrew            University, Jerusalem
2018    Conference Travel Grant of the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS)
2017    Leo Baeck Institute Dissertation Prize, Leo Baeck Institute, Jerusalem
2016    Conference Travel Grant of the Hebrew University
2016    Yad Vashem Dissertation Prize, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem
2016    “Chavruta” Research Initiative Award, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
2012    Research Grant, Wadham College, University of Oxford    
2012    Research Grant, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
2011-2013    M.A. Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2011-2013     M.A. Scholarship, Cusanuswerk Foundation
2011    Language and Research Fellowship in Haifa, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

EMPLOYMENT
2016- 2020    Research Associate, “Still Lives. Jewish Photography in Nazi Germany”, ISF & GIF-Funded Project headed by Ofer Ashkenzi
2018             Instructor, Department of History, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
2016               Teaching Assistant, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2014- 2015    Research Associate, Daat HaMakom Center for the Study of Cultures of Place in Jewish Modernity, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
2014-2015    Research Assistant, Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
2011-2012    Research Assistant, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford
2010-2011    Research Assistant, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)

INVITED TALKS
2021        “On Turning Local Sites into Global Sights: When Zionist Politics Met  Photography”, Columbia University, January 19.
2018       “Mandated Aesthetics? The Photographic Economy of Interwar Palestine,” Modern German History Colloquium, Cologne University, December 10.
2016       “Political Landscape. Eretz Israel in Nazi Photography” (in Hebrew), Yad Vashem, the Annual Scholarship Ceremony, Jerusalem, June 27.
2016       “Camera Politica: Palestine in Nazi German Photojournalism,” Center for Jewish Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 14.

PUBLIC TALKS
2020    „Jüdische Positionierungen. Zionismus und Fotografie in der Weimarer Republik zwischen Ost und West”, Rotary Club Bonn, August, 11.
2015    “Documents of Hope. Jewish Nationalism in Photography and Film” (in German), Toldot & Tarbut – Jewish History and Culture Lecture Series, Bonn University, June 25.

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
Conferences Co-Organized

2017    “International Symposium on German-Jewish Culture” the Richard Koebner Minerva Centre for German History, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, June 25-26.
Panels Organized & Chair or Discussant
2020    “Israeli History as Global History: Crossing Borders, Extending Narratives”, Association for Jewish Studies 52th Annual Conference, Online, December 13-17.
2019    “Photoscapes in Jewish History. Locations and Topographies of Jewish Visual Culture”, Association for Jewish Studies 51th Annual Conference, San Diego, December 15-17.
2018     “Photographs as Objects, Photographs as Thoughts. On the Materiality and the Ethics of Photography in Jewish Contexts,” Association for Jewish Studies 50th Annual     Conference, Boston, December 16-18.
2017    “Jews and Photography,” Association for Jewish Studies 49th Annual Conference, Washington, December 17-19.
Conference Papers
2020    “Following Jewish Explorers into the Unknown: Visual Culture, Knowledge, and Movement in Weimar German Travelogues”, Association for Jewish Studies 52th Annual    Conference, Online, December 13-17.
2020    “Thresholds of Photographic Contact: (Post-)Colonial Imaginations and the Modern Jewish Experience of Displacement, 1933-1945”, Con:Tact! Photography and Agency,   Museum Folkwang Essen/Online, October 16-17.
2020    “Side-Seeing. International Photography and Local Identity in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War”, 53. Deutscher Historikertag, Munich, September, 8-11 (postponed due to Covid-19).
2020    “Reality’s Alternatives. International Photography and German-Jewish Politics”, German History Society Annual Conference. Hosted Virtually, September 1-3.
2020    “Photo/Agencies. International Angles and Local Perspectives on 1940s Mandate Palestine”, Association for Israel Studies 36th Annual Conference, New Orleans, June 29-July 1 (cancelled due to Covid-19).
2020    “On the Truth of Visual Fictions. Hans Kohn Between Propaganda and Politics”, West Coast Germanists Workshop, GHI West, University of California, Berkeley, April 23-24 (postponed due to Covid-19).
2020    “Sights of Division. Jewish Photojournalists and the 1948 Arab-Israeli War”, Western Jewish Studies Annual Conference, Las Vegas, March 29-30 (postponed due to Covid-19).
2019    “South-East of Berlin. A German Jewish Photojournalist in India", "Mosse's Europe: New Perspectives in the History of German Jews, Fascism and Sexuality", Berlin, June 6-9.
2019    “Crossing Visions. Photography in Mandate Palestine as Multi-National and Transdisciplinary Encounter”, Transdisciplinary Perspectives in the Field of Jewish Cultural Studies, Simon-Dubnow-Institute, Leipzig, February 25-26.  
2019    “Kodak Conversations. The Cultural Dynamics of Mandate Palestine’s Photographic Economy”, Israeli Forum for the Research of the History of Zionism, Tel Aviv, January, 11.
2017    “Photographic Orientations. The Intricate Politics of Georg Landauer’s Photobook ‘Palästina. 300 Bilder’” (in German), Deutschsprachige Zionismen, Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg, Berlin, October 25-27.
2017    “Fascism’s Orientalism. Nazi Germany, Zionism and the Photographic Representation of Palestine,” 17th World Congress in Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 6-10.
2017    “Flows and/of Images. The Yishuv of the 1940s in Photographic History,” Israeli Forum for the Research of the History of Zionism Annual Conference, Tel Hai, July 3-4.
2017    “Imperialist Dreams and Domesticated Exoticism. The Orient in the Nazi German Mind,” Yad Vashem Annual Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Workshop, Jerusalem, February 23.
2016    “Tobacco and Politics. The Orient, Zionism and the German Consumer,” Association for Jewish Studies 48th Annual Conference, San Diego, December 18-20.
2016    “Global Visions, Envisioned Mobility and Visual Friction: Agency Photographs and the Contested Nature of a ‘National Socialist Aesthetics’”, “Photographing under Dictatorships of the Twentieth Century,” Humboldt University, Berlin, October 26-28.
2016    “The Eastern and the Western Landscape? Photojournalism and the Making of a Jewish National Space,” Association for Israel Studies 32th Annual Conference, Jerusalem, June 20-22.
2015    “Antagonist Optics. Photographs of Jewish Palestine and the Nazi German Gaze,” Association for Jewish Studies 47th Annual Conference, Boston, December 13-15.
2015    “Creating a Zionist Aesthetics. The Role of Weimar Photography in Zionist Education,” Midwest Jewish Studies Association 27th Annual Conference, Lawrence, October 17-18.
2015    “Tailored Heimat: Hadassah America and the Creation of an Israeli ‘National Optics’ for the American Eye,” Spiritual Homelands, Wahlheimat, Elective Exiles, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, October 7-9.
2013    “New Spirits – Old Wounds. Israeli Intellectuals and the German Problem,” EAIS Annual Conference: Israel between International Relations and Domestic Policies, SOAS, London, September 15-16.

CAMPUS TALKS
2017    “Archives of Migration. The Shores of Palestine as Visual Icons of the 1940s,” Migrating Images – Images of Migration, Center for German Studies, Hebrew University,   Jerusalem, June 11.
2017    “Frontiers, Gates and a War. Photography and the Image of Palestine 1939-1945,” Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Hebrew University, Annual Graduate Conference, Jerusalem, May 28-29.
2016    “Contested Place - Conflicted Gaze. Palestine in Nazi German Photojournalism,” Daat HaMakom Centre for the Study of Cultures of Place in Jewish Modernity, Annual Conference, Yad HaShmona, July 3-4.
2016    “On the Different Temporalities of the Palestinian Landscape. Photographs of Transition,” Photography in Exile, The Richard Koebner Minerva Centre for German History, Jerusalem, June 19-20.
2015    “The Other Palestine. The Visual Construction of a National Space in Germany and North America,” Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center Colloquium for German Jewish History, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, April 30.
2015    “The Political Eye. The Role of Visual Culture in the Construction of Palestine as a Jewish National Space,” The Richard Koebner Minerva Centre for German History Lecture Series, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, January 19.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Hebrew University, Sole Instructor    
The History of Photography and Photography as History, Spring 2018 (in Hebrew)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Teaching Assistant
The History of the Holocaust, Spring 2016

TEACHING AREAS
History of the Holocaust
Modern Jewish History
European History
The History of Photography
Israeli History

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Co-Founder and Organizer, International Research Initiative on the Intersections of Jewish History and the History of Photography, with Maya Benton, Curator, International Center of Photography, New York, 2017-present
Organizer, Research Group on Visual Culture, Hebrew University, 2016-2017
Program Assistant, Oxford Lecture Series “Israel – Historical, Political and Social Aspects,” 2011-2013
Graduate Student Representative, Search Committee, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford 2011-2013

LANGUAGES
German, native
English, fluent (reading, writing, speaking)
Hebrew, fluent (reading, writing, speaking)
French, proficient (reading, writing, speaking)
Yiddish, proficient (reading)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Association for Jewish Studies
Kollegium Jüdische Studien des Selma Stern Zentrum für Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg
Postdoc Netzwerk für Jüdische Studien der Wissenschaftlichen Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Leo-Baeck-Instituts in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Association for Israel Studies
European Association for Jewish Studies
World Union of Jewish Studies
Israeli Forum for the Research of the History of Zionism

 
 
 
   

 

(Photograph by Monika Schuerle)

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Dr. Tibor Shalev-Schlosser

Visiting Research Fellow

Tibor Shalev-Schlosser is writing his PhD on the subject of Israeli – German relations since the reunification of Germany and their impact on the national interests of the state of Israel, supervised by Prof. Moshe Zimmermann.

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He also works at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

 

 

Academic Qualifications:

1985            B.A. in Philosophy, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

1985-7         Research Assistant, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

1987/8         Philosophy Teacher at the “Leyada” High school, Jerusalem

1988/9         Studies and Research in Heidelberg University, Germany (scholarship)

1990           M.A in Philosophy with Thesis, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

2014           M.A. in Political Science, University of Haifa

2014           Graduate, National Defense College, Israel

2014-          Research Student (PhD), Hebrew University, Jerusalem

 

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Dr. Sarah Wobick-Segev

Associated Research Fellow

Sarah Wobick-Segev is a Minerva Postdoctoral Fellow at the Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of Homes away from Home: Jewish Belonging in Twentieth-Century Paris, Berlin, and St. Petersburg (Stanford University Press, 2018) and, together with Dr. Gideon Reuveni, co-editor of The Economy in Jewish History: New Perspectives on the Interrelationship between Ethnicity and Economic Life (Berghahn Books, 2011).

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She has recently published articles in Jewish Social Studies and German History. Presently, she is working on her second monograph, an investigation of several prominent Central European Jewish women who, through their work and writings, served as public producers of Judaism and Jewish religious culture.

 

Education:

2002-2010       University of Wisconsin-Madison                                      

PhD., History, May 2010

M.A., History, May 2004


2006-2008       Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Jerusalem, Israel)

Visiting Graduate Research Fellow


1996-2000       University of Toronto (Toronto, 

B.A. honours with High Distinction, History

 

 

Academic Appointments:

2017-2018       Minerva Postdoctoral Fellow, The Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2016-2017       Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2014-2016       Limited-term (visiting) Assistant Professor and Director of Jewish Studies, Department of History, The University of Western Ontario

2012-2014       Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History and the Center for Jewish studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2010-2012       Postdoctoral Fellow, Judaic Studies, Syracuse University

 

 

Publications:

Books:

Homes Away from Home: Jewish Belonging in Twentieth-Century Paris, Berlin, and St. Petersburg (Stanford University Press, 2018).

The Economy in Jewish History: New Perspectives on the Interrelationship between Ethnicity and Economic Life edited by Gideon Reuveni and Sarah Wobick-Segev (Berghahn Books, 2011).

 

Articles:

“Negotiated Places: Making Jewish Space in post-war East Berlin.” German History 37:4 (2019).

“Looking for a Nice Jewish Girl... Personal Ads and the Creation of Jewish Families in Germany before and after the Shoah.” Jewish Social Studies 23:3 (2018).

“’The Religion We Plant in Their Hearts’: A Critical Exploration of the Religiosity of a German-Jewish Family at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century”, Jewish History 28:2 (2014): 159-185.

“Buying, Selling, Being, Drinking; Or, how the coffeehouse became a site for the consumption of new Jewish identities” in The Economy in Jewish History New Perspectives on the Interrelationship between Ethnicity and Economic Life edited by Gideon Reuveni and Sarah Wobick-Segev (Berghahn Books, 2011), 115-134.

“German-Jewish Spatial Cultures: Consuming and Refashioning Jewish Belonging in Berlin, 1890–1910”, in Jewish Longings and Belongings in Modern European Consumer Culture edited by Nils Roemer and Gideon Reuveni (Brill Publishers, 2010), 39-60.

“Une place pour l’amour? Le mariage juif à Paris et à Berlin dans une ère transitionnelle, 1890-1930” in Expériences croisées. Les juifs de France et d'Allemagne aux XIXe et XXe siècles edited by Heidi Knörzer (Éditions de l’éclat, 2010), 178-207.

“Interdit de café. L’influence de la révolution de Juillet sur la condition des Juifs de Hambourg” in Les Cahiers du Judaïsme 26 (2009): 14-23.

Mädchenhandel between Antisemitism and Social Reform: Bertha Pappenheim and the Jüdischer Frauenbund,” in Sophie Journal (2005) (online publication: http://sophie.byu.edu/sophiejournal/index.html).

 

Reviews:

“Review of Philipp Lenhard, Volk oder Religion? Die Enstehung moderner jüdischer Ethnizität in Frankreich und Deutschland 1782-1848.” H-France Review Vol. 16 (June 2016), No. 89.

“A Strong Brew. Review of Liberles, Robert, Jews Welcome Coffee: Tradition and Innovation in Early Modern Germany.” H-Judaic, H-Net Reviews (July, 2013).

“Hofjuden und Kulturbürger (Review).” German History. 30(1): 2012.

“Kaffeeklatsch: Tales from the Central European Coffeehouse and beyond. Review of Torberg, Friedrich, Tante Jolesch: or, The Decline of the West in Anecdotes.” H-German, H-Net Reviews (March, 2009).

“Life in the Global Ghetto. Review of Laguerre, Michel S.,
Global Neighborhoods: Jewish Quarters in Paris, London, and Berlin.” H-German, H-Net Reviews (November, 2009).

 

Fellowships, Grants and Awards:

2016                Award of Excellence, For Excellence in Teaching in History, Western University, London, ON, Canada

2015                International Curriculum Fund Grant, for Project “Diasporas in Dialogue,” The University of Western Ontario

2012-2014       The Frances and Laurence Weinstein Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Modern European Jewish History in the Center for Jewish Studies and the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

2012                The Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship (awarded but did not accept)

2010-2012       Postdoctoral teaching fellowship in Judaic Studies at Syracuse University (Jim Joseph Foundation and the Foundation for Jewish Culture)

2008-2009       George L. Mosse Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate 

2007-2008       Paul J. Schrag Fellowship in German Jewish
                        George L. Mosse Graduate Exchange Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2006-2007       George L. Mosse Graduate Exchange Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
                         Mazursky Graduate Research Grant
                         Research fellowship at the Simon-Dubnow-Institut, University of Leipzig

2005-2006       Vilas Travel Fellowship for International Research Travel
                        Schrag Prize in German-Jewish History

2004-2005       George L. Mosse Distinguished Graduate Fellowship

2003-2004       Schrag Prize in German-Jewish History

2002-2003       George L. Mosse Distinguished Graduate Fellowship

 

Conferences and Presentations:

“Prayer and Practice in a Socialist State: Being Jewish in East Berlin, 1950s-1960s.” Presented at the “17th World Congress of Jewish Studies,” Jerusalem, Israel, August 6, 2017.

 

And you shall teach them to your children... or send them camping: Strategies for the ‘Rejudaization’ of children in post-war France, 1945-1950s.” Presented at “Child Survivors in the Immediate Post-War Period Workshop,” Jerusalem, Israel, July 5, 2017.

 

“Jewish ‘Thirdspace’ in East Germany from the late 1940s until the early 1960s.” Presented at “Spaces and Places in German Jewish Culture: An International Workshop,” Jerusalem, Israel, June 26, 2017.

 

“Serving a higher power: Spaces for Jewish religion and practice in East Germany in the 1950s and early 1960s.” Presented at workshop “Lived, perceived and conceived space,” Zikhron Ya’akov, Israel, May 29, 2017.

 

“Looking for a Nice Jewish Girl... Personal Ads and the Creation of Jewish Families in Germany during and after the Shoah, 1938-1953.” Presented at conference “The Holocaust and Its Aftermath from the Family Perspective,” Prague, Czech Republic, March 16, 2017.

 

“Having a Ball: Confronting Intermarriage in Paris and Berlin, 1890-1930.” Presented at the international workshop, “The Jewish Family Confronting Crisis in Modern Times (1800-2017): Divorce, Agunot and Inter-Marriage,” Akko, Israel, March 8, 2017.

 

“Diversity and the Individualized Jewish Community of Berlin, 1890-1930.” Presented at the conference “Navigating Diversity: Narratives, Politics & Practices,” Montreal, QC, Canada, April 13, 2016.

 

“Love is in the Air: The Role of New Places and Emotions in the Jewish Marriage Market in Berlin.” Invited lecture at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Koebner Center), Jerusalem, Israel, December 7, 2015.

 

“Finding a Way Home in a Modern-Day Nineveh: Friendship and Fraternity among Immigrant Jews in Berlin during and after World War I” presented at the German Studies Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. October 3, 2015.

 

Commentator for panel “The Corporality and Materiality of Emotions: Architecture, Body, and Language in the 20th-Century Imagination.” German Studies Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. October 2, 2015.

 

“How should we speak about the religion of ‘secular’ German Jews?” presented at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. April 25, 2013.

 

“Sites and Celebrations: Judaism and the Jews of Berlin after 1945” presented at the Association of Jewish Studies Annual Conference, Chicago. December 16, 2012.

 

“Leisure, selfhood and Jewish education: Sites of Sociability for Children and Youth” presented at conference The Experiences of Modern European Jews: National, Transnational and Comparative Perspectives, NYU. March 21-23, 2012.

 

“All fun and Games? Fostering Identity among Jewish Children in Paris, Berlin, and St. Petersburg, 1890s-1950s” presented at the Humanities Faculty Fellow Lecture Series, Syracuse University. February 23, 2012.

 

“German-Jewish Belonging: Community, Space and Faith, 1850-1950” presented at the “Second Junior Scholars Conference on the Future of German Jewish history” at the German Historical Institute, Washington DC. June 14-15, 2011.

 

“From the Mouths of Babes” presented at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. March 12, 2008.

 

“L’amour et le Mariage à Paris et à Berlin (1890-1910)” presented at the conference  “L’histoire des minorités juives d’Europe : une histoire comparable? Espaces publics et identités en France et en Allemagne” Institut historique allemand, Paris. December 7, 2007.

 

“Praying to Goethe, and other misadventures of three Jewish children in Breslau” presented at the conference “Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism and the Jews of East Central Europe” Central European University, Budapest. May 27-29, 2007.

 

“Consuming Jewish Life in Berlin” presented at the conference “Longings and Belongings in Modern European Consumer Culture” University College London. June 19-21, 2006.

 

“In their place: Jewish everyday life in Berlin, 1890-1970” presented at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Univeristät München. May 23, 2006.

 

“Consuming Jewish Culture in Berlin, Paris and St. Petersburg, 1890-1970” presented at the annual graduate student colloquium of the Simon Dubnow-Institut. March 30, 2006.

 

“Creating the Jewish Public: Nineteenth-Century Hamburg Coffeehouse Life” presented at the annual conference of the Association for Jewish Studies. December 19, 2005.

 

“The Hep! Hep! Riots and the Jewish Push into the Public Sphere” presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Jewish Studies Association. September 18-19, 2005.

 

“Buying, Selling, Being, Drinking; Or, how the coffeehouse became a site for the consumption of new Jewish identities”, presented at the conference “Jewish History encounters Economy”, the University of Wisconsin-Madison. April 15-16, 2005.

 

“The Place of Jews in the German Coffeehouse: early nineteenth-century encounters” presented at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Student Forum: “Jews in the Eyes of Others”. March 9, 2005.

 

Courses Taught:

The University of Western Ontario

  • “The Holocaust”
  • “Jewish History from Abraham to the Modern Era”
  • “The Religion, History, and Culture of the Jewish People: An Introduction to Jewish Studies”
  • “Cities, Spaces and Minority Identities in Modern Europe: The Experiences of Jews and Muslims”
  • “Israel: People, Politics and Culture”

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • “Jewish life in the age of secularization”
  • “Cities, Public Sphere and Minority Identities”
  • “Introduction to modern Jewish History”

 

Syracuse University

  • “Zionism and its Discontents”
  • “Contemporary Jewish Identity through Culture and Film”
  • “Jews in the City: Imagination and Reality”
  • “People of the Memoir: Jewish Narratives of the Self in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe”
  • “Introduction to modern European Jewish History”

 

Foreign Languages:

French, German, Hebrew, Russian (reading knowledge), Yiddish (reading knowledge)

 

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