Lectures Series: Jewish Emigration from Eastern Europe since the 1960s

The lecture series „»Let My People Go!« Jewish Emigration from Eastern Europe since the 1960s“ offered by EEGA member Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow (DI) takes the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Dubnow Institute as an opportunity to examine Jewish emigration from the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe between the 1960s and 1990s in order to highlight the effects and repercussions these waves of migration exerted on Jewish studies, especially in the United States, Israel, and Federal Republic of Germany.

The focus of these broadly contextualizing lectures is on migration processes from an interdisciplinary perspective. Of central interest here is the experience of migration as well as the different disciplinary specializations of the scholars (political science, sociology, history, material culture, literature) in question. The aim of the lecture series is to discern the relationship between knowledge and migration in the respective countries.

Start: 12 November 2020
Time: Thursday, 5.15–6.15 p.m. (every other week)
Venue: Due to the corona pandemic, the lecture series is taking place digitally. Please register at least one day in advance to receive a link to the digital lecture room.

For more information, please see the programme.

During his inaugural visit on September 3, 2020, Science Minister Sebastian Gemkow informed himself about the work and projects of the Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow. Here, around 30 researchers are conducting interdisciplinary research into Jewish life from the Middle Ages to the present day, taking an European perspective.

For the press release, click here.