Call for Articles
From local to virtual. An online edition of Hamburg's Jewish heritage
Call for Papers Date:
The Institute for the History of the German Jews is looking for authors to write for the planned online source edition “From local to virtual. An online edition of Hamburg's Jewish heri-tage”. The bilingual source edition (German/English) is directed mainly at students and re-searchers but should also speak to highschool students and interested non-professionals. During the first phase of the project – for which the institute is currently applying for funding – major aspects of local, regional as well as general German-Jewish history will be highlighted based on approximately 150 key documents of Jewish history in Hamburg. The source material will be accessible as facsimiles and as transcripts in German and English. Furthermore, the sources will be historically contextualised by means of background- as well as interpretive texts. In addition, information will be provided about the source’s historical tradition, its history of reception and scientific controversies about it.
We are now looking for suggestions for key documents of Jewish history in Hamburg which refer to general questions of German-Jewish history and are at the same time examples for bigger bundles of sources. If your suggestion is accepted, the sources shall be supplemented with a short description (150-200 words) as well as an interpretive text (max. 1.500 words). They shall refer to one of the following thematic aspects:
- Leisure and sports
- Organisations and associations
- Social questions and welfare
- Upbringing and education
Please send short suggestions for such texts – which are to briefly outline the source itself and its reference to one of the thematic categories – together with a short CV to Dr. Anna Menny (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 2nd 2014. We are explicitly asking young researchers to apply. We will let you know if your suggestion was admitted by mid-January. In that case you will get further information and a style sheet for the preparation of the texts. The texts in German or English will presumably have to be submitted by mid-April 2014.
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