“Civilizing the other and civilizing the self” – Simone Lässig at Yale‘s Jewish History Colloquium

Simone Lässig presented her recent research on nineteenth-century German-Jewish history at Yale‘s Jewish History Colloquium on May 2nd, 2017.

Her talk “Civilizing the other and civilizing the self: Religion, social knowledge, and cultural practices in Jewish sermons of the early 19th century” looked at the work of preachers and rabbis such as Eduard Kley, Gotthold Salomon and Salomon Pleaser and highlighted the importance of sermons and religious speeches as a means of guiding and educating in times of fundamental social and cultural change.

Hamburg: Eduard Kley, Gotthold Salomon, Naftali Frankfurter.
B. A. Bendixen, crayon lithograph. Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte

Reports: Session on “Religious Knowledge” at the 51st Biennial Meeting of German Historians

H-Soz-Kult published two reports on our session Dynamiken religiösen Wissens / Dynamics o Religious Knowledge, 51st Biennial Meeting of German Historians (Historikertag), September 20-23, 2016.

Lisa Gerlach (Braunschweig) reports in detail on the the session. In addition, Katharina Stornig (Giessen) discusses our sessions  in a report on “History of Religion” at the Historikertag which features all together four sessions.