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Last update 07-11-2016
HU Credits: 2

Degree/Cycle: 2nd degree (Master)

Responsible Department: history of jewish people & contemporary jewry

Semester: 1st Semester

Teaching Languages: Hebrew

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Prof. Yfaat Weiss

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: Monday 12:00-14:00

Teaching Staff:
Prof Yfaat Weiss

Course/Module description:
The seminar offers a forum for the fellows of the FRMRC, affiliated researchers and research students from the Hebrew University to present and discuss their research projects.

Course/Module aims:

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
write research proposals and start their own research project

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Guest lectures, oral presentations

Course/Module Content:
German History; Modern Jewish-German Literature; German-Jewish Thought; Cultural Property

Required Reading:
Reading materials will be chosen by the presenters and sent 2 week before each meeting.

Additional Reading Material:
Monday, 07.11.2016
Dr. Rafi Tsirkin-Sadan and Dr. Samuel Barnai
Presentation of the GIF project:
"At their Surroundings: Localizing Modern Jewish Literatures in Eastern Europe"

Sunday-Monday, 13-14.11.2016
International Conference:
"Universities and Nation Building"

Monday, 21.11.2016
Guest Lecture:
Prof. Dr. Daniel Weidner (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin)
"Total Democracy". Hermann Broch, Totalitarianism and Human Rights

Monday, 28.11.2016
- Ahuva Liberles-Noiman (FRMRC)
"'Almost Antonious Margaritha': Being a Covert in Late Middle Ages"
- Tzafrir Barzilay (Postdoctoral fellow, ERC Beyond the Elite, HUJI)
"Well-poisoning accusations against Jews in 1349 - why did they take place mostly in the German Empire?"

Wednesday, 30.11.2016
Book launch
"In Three Landscapes: Lea Goldberg's Early Writings" by Natasha Gordinsky
in Hebrew)

Monday, 05.12.2016
Ann-Kathrin Pollmann
"Fragemts from the End of Times. Günther Anders on the loss of History"

Wednesday-Thursday, 7-8.12.2016
"1976: Zwischen Exodus und Ausbürgerung"

Sunday-Monday, 11-12.12.2016
A reading and a seminar with Zafer Senocak

Monday, 19.12.2016
- Andrea Kirchner (FRMRC)
"Like an Island in the Stormy Sea. Richard Lichtheim in Geneva (1939–1946)"
- Maja Krüger (FRMRC)
"Vom "jüdischen Juden" zum Kritischen Theoretiker. Eine intellektuelle Biographie Leo Löwenthals"

Thursday, 29.12.2016
International Conference in Honor of Prof. Dan Diner

Monday, 09.01.2017

Wednesday-Thursday, 11-12.01.2017
"Die Zeitschrift 'Die Kreatur' als intellektuelles Netzwerk und Diskursmedium"

Monday, 16.01.2017
- Miriam Szamet (FRMRC)
"Practice Versus Theory in the Hebrew Education Discourse in Palestine, 1900 - 1935"
- Silja Behre (FRMRC)
"German-Jewish Intellectual Relations beyond the 'Icons of the Weimar Republic' - The example of Jochanan Bloch (1919-1979) between Berlin and Beer Sheva"

Monday, 23.01.2017
Guest Lecutre:
Anne-Kathrin Reulecke (University of Graz)
"Walter Benjamin's Berlin Childhood around 1900"

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 30 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 40 %
Project work 30 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.