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* Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History

Hebrew University of Jerusalem
(Established 1990)

Director

Prof. Yfaat Weiss
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Goldsmith Building
Mount Scopus
91905 Jerusalem
Tel.: +972-2-5881-909 oder -686
Fax: +972-2-5811-369
E-mail: yfaatw@mscc.huji.ac.il
Internet: http://sites.huji.ac.il

Chairman of the Advisory Council

Professor Dr. Michael Brenner
Historisches Seminar der LMU
Jüdische Geschichte und Kultur
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München
Tel. 089-2180-5570, Fax 089-2180-5666
E-mail: michael.brenner@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

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* Fields of research/Forschungsgebiete

German-Jewish literature and culture. Interactions between German and Jewish culture.
Deutsch-jüdische Literatur und Kultur. Interaktion zwischen deutscher und jüdischer Kultur.
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* Key Words

Interdisciplinary research: German literature, comparative literature, philosophy, history of ideas, Jewish philosophy, comparative religion, art history, musicology, Jewish history, holocaust research, Yiddish, Hebrew literature, sociology, political science
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* Research activities and aims

Research on cultural interactions between German culture and Jewish culture from the middle ages to the present. Research on German-Jewish philosophers, critics and writers of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Research in special archives and of source materials in Jerusalem. Special coordination with the German department to promote the research of German-Jewish literature. Special focus on the reception of German-Jewish culture as a constituting element of contemporary culture.
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