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The Imagined Orient

Lecture Series of the W. M. Blumenthal Academy 2023/24

The lecture series The Imagined Orient introduces ways of understanding German-Jewish and Israeli perspectives on the term “Orient” and explores its contradictory fantasies and realities within the spectrum of modern Jewish experiences.

The series takes us from the 18th century to the present over the course of six events as it presents various biographies, films, photographs, texts and art pieces.

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Lecture Series The Imagined Orient

Current page: Lecture Series The Imagined Orient: Information on the event series
From Yeshiva to Cairo: How Gustav Weil became a Pioneer in the Study of the Qur’an: Lecture with Susannah Heschel, 13 Dec 2023
Information on the events on Jan 23, Feb 14 and Mar 6, 2024 will soon be available here.
Digital Content
“Orient” – A Magic Word? On the German-Jewish History of a Term: Lecture with Kathrin Wittler, video recording from 9 Oct 2023, in German
Approaching the “Orient” through pictures – the Life and Work of Jewish photographer Hermann Burchardt: Lecture with Stefan Litt, video recording from 8 Nov 2023, in German
See also
The W. Michael Blumenthal Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin: A Platform and Laboratory for Diverse Perspectives

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