2012/2013 Fellows

LBI New York continues to support new scholarship in German- Jewish History during 2012–2013 through the administration of the following grants and fellowships.

David Baumgardt Memorial Fellowship:

This fellowship provides financial assistance to scholars whose research projects are connected with the writing of Professor David Baumgardt or his scholarly interests, including Ethics, Wissenschaft des Judentums and the Modern Intellectual History of German-speaking Jewry.

  • 2012 Catherine E. R. Potter
    “ The New Jewish Woman in the First World War and Modernity in Weimar Germany, 1900–1930”
  • 2013 Amy Hill Shevitz
    “ Mother, Wife, Lover: Three Women in the Life of Franz Rosenzweig”

Gerald Westheimer Career Development Fellowship:

This fellowship supports scholars in an early career stage, (i.e., before gaining tenure in academic institutions) or its equivalent, whose proposed work would deal with topics within the Leo Baeck Institute’s mission, namely historical or cultural issues of the Jewish experience in German-speaking lands.

  • 2012 Aya Elyada, Lecturer, Department of History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    “From Yiddish to German: A Cultural History of Translation”
  • Stefan Vogt, Martin-Buber-Chair for Jewish Philosophy of Religion, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
    “German Zionism’s Confrontation with German Nationalism: Political Interaction and Intellectual Transfer, 1890–1933”

Fred Halbers Fellowship:

This fellowship supports graduate students enrolled in a Ph.D. program whose research projects are connected with the culture and history of German-speaking Jewry.

  • 2012 Abraham Rubin, Doctoral Candidate in Comparative Literature at CUNY
    “Kafka’s German-Jewish Reception: A Contested Literary Legacy”
  • Jason Lustig, Doctoral Candidate in History at UCLA “Making History:
    The Proliferation and Impact of Modern Archives for Jewish History

For more information about LBI’s fellowships, including application guidelines and deadlines, visit: lbi.org/fellowships

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