Max and Hilde Kochmann Summer School for PhD Students in European-Jewish History and Culture

Dates: July 2-5, 2017 at the University of Sussex (Brighton, UK)

The Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex ( in cooperation with the Martin Buber Chair in Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Goethe University Frankfurt a. M. ( invite PhD students to apply for the biennial Max and Hilde Kochmann Summer School for PhD students in European-Jewish History and Culture 2017.

The Summer School brings together young researchers who are currently working on topics in Jewish history and culture (e.g. on Jewish religion and inner life, literature, art, ideological and social movements, inter-religious and inter-cultural relations as well as family and everyday life) giving them the opportunity to present and discuss their projects in an informal and friendly atmosphere with leading scholars in the field. In doing so, the Summer School continues the efforts of previous events creating an interdisciplinary network of younger scholars engaged in areas of European-Jewish studies, thought and culture from the early to modern periods.

Candidates are invited to send via email a 3-5-page proposal outlining their PhD project, a short CV and one reference from their supervisor or relevant scholar in the field to Kim Wünschmann:

For other information regarding the summer school please contact: Gideon Reuveni (,

Kim Wünschmann ( or Christian Wiese (

The Centre for German-Jewish Studies will pay the travel and accommodation expenses of accepted candidates. Students from Central and Eastern Europe are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates from non-European countries will be considered, but may be asked to contribute towards their flight costs.

Deadline for applications: January 5, 2017


Successful candidates will be notified at the beginning of March 2017.


We look forward to receiving your applications.

Contact Info: 

Gideon Reuveni

Kim Wünschmann

Centre for German-Jewish Studies

University of Sussex

Falmer, BN1 9QN, UK

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