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GIF Young Scientists’ Meeting 2023

Open Call for Applications

Deadline: 15 December

Connecting Individuals and Communities in Medieval and Early Modern Ashkenaz

May 29 – June 1, 2023

Organizers: Debra Kaplan (Bar-Ilan University), Elisheva Baumgarten (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Lukas Clemens, Christoph Cluse, Stephan Laux (University of Trier, Gesellschaft zur Erforschung der Geschichte der Juden (GEGJ).

GIF Young Scientists’ Meeting: The GYSM (GIF Young Scientists’ Meetings) offer a platform for early-career scientists from Germany and Israel are taking their first steps in academia to meet each other and discuss their ideas with established scientists in their field of research.

Connecting Individuals and Communities: Classic studies of Jewish history in Europe have often focused on the collective experience of Jews as a unit, using the broad conceptual framework of ‘community’ as a ritual and political organization to analyze the experience of medieval and early modern Jews. In parallel, over the past decades, a growing body of research has approached the study of the Jewish past through microhistories, prosopography, and local studies, and thus revealed detailed accounts of individual Jews in specific places that often challenge broader narratives. The two approaches are further complicated by the fact that scholars of Jewish history have varying access, in both linguistic and practical terms, to different genres and archives in Hebrew and Yiddish on the one hand, and in Latin and German, on the other. Our workshop will seek to connect between these ways of studying individual Jews and Jewish communities, and aims to provide tools for bridging the gap between micro-levels of analysis and macro-narratives. We will consider how microhistory can be used to craft metahistorical narratives and how communal situations can help explain personal circumstances. Our focus will be on the broad territories of the German speaking lands (reaching, in terms of Yiddish, into modern-day northern Italy and central Europe) between 1100 and 1750 and on the wide range of sources available for such research.

Location and Format: The workshop will be held in the Rhineland (Speyer) and Alsace (Strasbourg and northern Alsace). The format will include keynote lectures and group study of primary sources led by participants, as well as visits to relevant sites and libraries, where we will discuss sources and methods with a hands-on approach and meet with local experts. Ten participants each from Israel and Germany will take part. Costs of travel and lodging are covered directly by GIF. All food will be kosher/vegan.

Eligibility: The call is open to Israeli and German scholars ranging from doctoral students to early career researchers (up to 8 years after the doctorate) in the fields of medieval and early modern Jewish history. We are encouraging young German and Israel researchers from all disciplines who can relate to the topics raised above in innovative ways. Young researchers who are interested in promoting fruitful German-Israeli cooperation are encouraged to apply.

Application Process: Applications are due December 15, 2022
The application includes the following materials uploaded here:

  1. CV and, if applicable, list of publications
  2. Two-page description of your research, how it connects to the theme of the workshop, and how you expect to benefit from participation in this program.
  3. Doctoral students should have a letter of recommendation sent directly from their dissertation advisor to
  4. Postdoctoral and early researchers can either have their advisors or another senior researcher send a recommendation letter directly to the above address; alternatively, they may include a relevant publication, uploaded to the application link.

Notifications will be sent in late January.

A PDF of this call can be found here.

Neue Gallia-Germania Judaica, Uni Perpignan und DHI Paris richten “Nachwuchs-Atelier” aus

Das Team der Neuen Gallia-Germania-Judaica und die Université de Perpignan richten gemeinsam mit dem Deutschen Historischen Institut Paris einen internationalen Workshop für junge Forscher*innen aus. Er wird an der Universität von Perpignan-Via Domitia, Perpignan und online stattfinden.

Am 20. und 21. Januar 2021 wird sich die Zusammenkunft dem Thema Ventes, échanges, mutations… De la reconfiguration des maisons entre juifs et chrétiens (XIIe-XVIIe siècles) widmen.  

Neue Gallia-Germania Judaica, Uni Perpignan und DHI Paris richten “Nachwuchs-Atelier” aus weiterlesen

Jewish Craftspeople in the Middle Ages

Call for Papers: Research Workshop, Tel Aviv University, 3–4 May 2020

Jewish Craftspeople in the Middle Ages: Objects, Sources and Materials

The significant participation of Jews in medieval European daily life culture is common knowledge in modern Jewish Studies. We know that Jews used the same objects as Christians did – they wore the same clothes and the same jewelry, used the same dishes and lived in the same houses with the same furnishings and equipment. Scholars therefore are speaking of the shared culture of both groups. But in general it is assumed that most of these objects were made by Christian craftspeople, organized in guilds. However, the existence of Jewish craftspeople should be taken into consideration too. Yet, this field has not yet been adequately studied. Sources providing evidence of medieval Jewish craftspeople are rather scarce at first glance, especially in Northern Europe. In the Mediterranean, most regions with Jewish populations have a much broader base of sources.

Jewish Craftspeople in the Middle Ages weiterlesen

Food and Eating – Internationaler Workshop in Erfurt

Food and Eating: Ritual and Social Aspects in Jewish Communities from Antiquity to Early Modern Europe

Am 16. und 17. Mai 2019 findet der internationale Workshop über die religiösen und sozialen Aspekte rund um Speisen, Speisevorschriften und gemeinschaftliches Essen in Erfurt statt.

Food and Eating – Internationaler Workshop in Erfurt weiterlesen

Beyond the Elite: Considering Things

Die von Elisheva Baumgarten geleitete ERC-Forschungsgruppe “Beyond the Elite” lädt ein zu einem Workshop über das Thema

Considering Things: Jewish Material Culture in Context

am 7. und 8. November 2018 im Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies der Hebräischen Universität Jerusalem. Auf dem Programm stehen Beiträge und Diskussionen zu den Themen “Devotional Objects”, “Clothing and Food” sowie “Archaeology and Everyday Life”.

Ein Programm finden Sie hier.

Jüdisches Handwerk und Jüdische Handwerker*Innen im mittelalterlichen Reichsgebiet

Der 5. Workshop der Arbeitsgruppe Mittelalter im “Netzwerk Jüdisches Kulturerbe” findet in Kooperation mit dem  Trierer Arye Maimon-Institut für Geschichte der Juden und der Stadt Erfurt

am 9./10. August 2018 in Erfurt

statt. Gemeinsam werden die Organisatoren Maria Stürzebecher (Kulturdirektion der Stadt Erfurt), Andreas Lehnertz (Trier) und Jörn R. Christophersen (Trier/Frankfurt a. M.) Gäste begrüßen, die Einblicke in Ihre aktuelle Arbeit rund um das bislang vernachlässigte Thema bieten werden.

Jüdisches Handwerk und Jüdische Handwerker*Innen im mittelalterlichen Reichsgebiet weiterlesen