Conference: The Humanities between Germany and Israel (Van Leer, Jerusalem Nov 1-2, 2015)

We are glad to invite you to the colloquium:

The humanities between Germany and Israel. Historical Perspectives

This is the opening event of the research project “German-Israeli Research Cooperation in the Humanities (1970-2000),” which focuses on studying this cooperation in the field of German Literature and History. The project is a joint initiative of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute with the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center, and the Fritz Bauer Institute in Frankfurt.

The participants are scholars in the fields of History, German Literature and the History of Science. Their research lies at the interface between the German and Israeli scientific communities.

The aim of the colloquium is to discuss major questions of the research project: why and how were German literature and language as well as history made part of the Israeli university curriculum? Did the cooperation between the two countries, which has gathered pace since the 1970’s, exert an influence on the disciplines and their canon in both countries?

What were the political implications of the German-Israeli cooperation, and were there also political consequences? The link between politics and academia is one of the questions to be addressed. Moreover, methodological questions of transfer of knowledge and migration of knowledge will be discussed.

The colloquium will take place on November 1-2, 2015 at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, 43 Jabotinsky Street, Jerusalem

Please see enclosed the complete program. Hope to see you there!

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