We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website presenting the German-Israeli research project Innovation through Tradition? Approaching Cultural Transformations via Jewish educational media.
In January 2014, a transdisciplinary group of researchers from the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research and Tel Aviv University began exploring the highly diverse corpus of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Jewish educational media with the aim of enhancing our understanding of the complex and far-reaching processes of sociocultural transformation that commenced in the mid-eighteenth century and exerted a profound influence on central European Jews.
This website contains information on our research project, the researchers involved and their individual sub-projects, and events which will be organised by the research group; we will also publish information about further projects, such as a database on Jewish educational media, which will be developed within this research project.
The project is funded by the German Research Foundation.