All posts by Andreas Lehnertz

About Andreas Lehnertz

As a Juniorprofessor of Medieval History specializing in Jewish History at Trier University, I delve into the intricate tapestry of social, cultural, and religious European history. My academic pursuits are centered around the nuanced dynamics of daily Christian-Jewish relations, the exploration of marginal Hebrew and Yiddish charter notes, the study of Jewish as well as general sealing practices, and the profound examination of Jewish craftspeople. I wrote a book about "Jewish Seals in the Medieval German Empire: The Authentication and Self-Representation of Jewish Men and Women" (in German). My expertise has been further honed through my roles as a postdoctoral fellow in the ERC project "Beyond the Elite – Jewish Daily Life in Medieval Europe" at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and as a member of the Martin Buber Society in the Humanities and Social Sciences, also at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Currently, I am writing book that delves into the intriguing world of "Jewish Craftspeople in Medieval Ashkenaz." Through my research and publications, I aim to contribute meaningfully to the academic discourse surrounding medieval history, providing valuable insights into the rich tapestry of European history during this pivotal period.

Jewish History Seminar, Arye Maimon Institut for Jewish History – Mailing List

The Arye Maimon Institute of Jewish History at Trier University holds a regular “Jewish History Seminar” to discuss current research in medieval and early modern Jewish history. It generally takes place in person and online on Mondays between 6 and 8 pm (European time). Its ‘hybrid’ format makes it possible to involve people from all over the globe to take part. If you are interested in joining us, please send an e-mail to cluse [at] uni-trier [dot] de. 

Der „Arbeitskreis Jüdische Geschichte“ des Arye Maimon-Instituts trifft sich regelmäßig online und in Präsenz, um aktuelle Forschungen zur jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit zu diskutieren. Die Diskussionsabende finden in der Regel montags zwischen 18 und 20 Uhr MEZ statt. Das „hybride“ Format macht es möglich, Interessierte aus allen Teilen der Welt zu beteiligen. Wer Interesse an der Teilnahme hat, wende sich bitte per Mail an cluse [at] uni-trier [dot] de. 

New Issue of the Journal Aschkenas

The new issue of Aschkenas 34.1 (2024) has an article by Maria Stürzebecher about “Das Jüdisch-Mittelalterliche Erbe in Erfurt auf der Welterbeliste”: On September 17, 2023, the Jewish Medieval Heritage in Erfurt was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List at the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee chaired by Saudi Arabia in Riyadh. This brought a decades-long process to its provisional conclusion, in which research into the history of the Jewish community in Erfurt in the Middle Ages and its material evidence had been intensified in preparation for the World Heritage application and also during the evaluation, thus leading to a great increase in knowledge. This process should and must continue, but an (interim) conclusion can be drawn in this paper.

Museum employees at the Austrian Jewish Museum in Eisenstadt

The Austrian Jewish Museum was the first Jewish museum to be founded in Austria after 1945. The main aim of the museum is to impart knowledge, to arouse interest in Judaism, but also to reduce misunderstandings and prejudices, to preserve Jewish culture and tradition and to promote new approaches to education and science. To this end, we are increasingly focusing on linking tradition, cultural heritage and living Judaism. If you share our values and would like to contribute to imparting knowledge in an interesting, modern and creative way, you are very welcome to join us.

Wissenschaftliche*n Mitarbeiter*in (m/w/d)(E 13 TV-G-U) im Projekt “Synagogengedenkbuch Hessen I: Forschung und Dokumentation”

Am Fachbereich Evangelische Theologie der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt wird derzeit das vom Hessischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, dem Hessischen Kultusministerium und von den Evangelischen Kirchen und den katholischen Bistümern des Landes Hessen finanzierte Forschungsprojekt „Zerbrechliche Nachbarschaften. Synagogengedenkbuch Hessen“ durchgeführt. Das an der Martin-Buber-Professur für Jüdische Religionsphilosophie und am Buber-Rosenzweig-Institut für jüdische Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte angebundene Projekt wird gemeinsam mit der Jüdischen Akademie Frankfurt, einer Institution des Zentralrats der Juden in Deutschland, und dem Lehrstuhl für Kirchengeschichte der Augustana-Hochschule Neuendettelsau sowie in Kooperation mit dem Hessischen Institut für Landesgeschichte (HIL) in Marburg durchgeführt.