Simone Lässig gave two Lectures as part of the Dorit & Gerald Paul Lectures for the Study of Germans & Jews. The lecture held at the Indiana University Bloomington (April 9, 2019) was titled: “Knowing What’s Best for the Jews: Knowledge, Authority, and Social Change in an Age of Upheaval”. The other lecture was about “German Cities, Jewish Spaces: Belonging, Sociability, and Cultural Transformation in the Early Nineteenth Century”, and was given on April 10 at the IUPUI Campus Center in Indianapolis.
The German Historical Institute Washington (Simone Lässig) organized, in collaboration with the Central European History Society (Karen Hagemann), a four-panel series with the title “Crossing Boundaries: Rewriting Nineteenth-Century Central European History” for the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington DC from January 4th-7th, 2018. The panel series aimed at exploring the current state and the future of the historiography on nineteenth-century Central European history in an age of transdisciplinary, transnational, and global research.
Her paper with the title “Entangling Jews and Germans: The Early 19th Century Revisited” focused on early nineteenth-century Jewish history and its role as an analytical lens for and as an integral part of Central European History. The paper concluded with three central dimensions of the “Jewish Sattelzeit” that could be of interest to historians for future research.
Based on the broader research question of the project Simone Lässig and Kerstin von der Krone in collaboration with Hedwig Röckelein (Göttingen University) arranged a session for the 51st Biennal Meeting of German Historians in Hamburg (September 20—23, 2016) under the title „The Dynamics of Religious Knowledge: Resilience and Innovation in the Face of Modernity“.