Dubnow Institute Visiting Research Fellowship Program 2023/24

The Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow (DI) offers up to five fellowships to external researchers for a visit in Leipzig during the academic year 2023/24. The fellowship’s duration is one to three months.

The DI is an interdisciplinary institution dedicated to scholarly research on Jewish history and culture in Central and Eastern Europe from the Middle Ages through to the present. Its research activities adopt a pan-European perspective, including spaces of Jewish emigration, especially Israel as well as North and Latin America. The institute includes a specialist library that supports its research activities and reflects the institute’s research interests in its collections.

Deadline: 15 December 2022.

About Andreas Lehnertz

I focus on social, cultural, and religious European history during the High and Late Middle Ages. My interests lie in daily Christian-Jewish relations, marginal Hebrew and Yiddish charter notes, Jewish as well as general sealing practices, and Jewish craftspeople. In 2018, I completed my PhD at the Trier University entitled "Jewish Seals in the Medieval German Empire: The Authentication and Self-Representation of Jewish Men and Women”, under the supervision of Prof. Alfred Haverkamp and Prof. Lukas Clemens at the Arye Maimon Institute for Jewish History. Under Prof. Elisheva Baumgarten I was a postdoctoral fellow in the European Research Council Project "Beyond the Elite – Jewish Daily Life in Medieval Europe“ at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Martin Buber Society in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, completing my second book on Jewish craftspeople in Medieval Central Europe.