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Substitute Dr. Susanne Härtel (summer semester 2022)

Short CV

  • 2017-2022: Research assistant and head of a research group on the thematic area of "Jewish-Jewish encounters in Ottoman Europe" at the University of Potsdam (Institute for Jewish Studies and Religious Studies) and at the Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg
  • 2015-2017: Research assistant (Jewish history) in the project "FOUNDMED - Foundations in Medieval Societies. Cross-cultural Comparisons" at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Institute for Historical Sciences)
  • Doctorate in Medieval History at the University of Konstanz
  • Studied medieval history, philosophy and political science in Berlin (HU), Jerusalem and Warsaw

You can find a detailed curriculum vitae with a list of publications [HERE...]

Main areas of research

  • medieval Ashkenaz
  • jewish-Christian relations
  • Relations between Jewish cultures
  • jewish life in the Ottoman Empire

Publications (selection)

  • The Authority to Define a Jew. The Controversy about Levirate Marriage between Jacob Ibn Ḥabib and Elijah Mizraḥi at the Beginning of the 16th Century, in: European Judaism (forthcoming 2023).
  • A Question of Competition? How to Deal with Inner-Jewish Diversity in Cities of the Ottoman Empire at the Turn of the 16th Century, in: Hamsa. Journal for Judaic and Islamic Studies 8 (2022),
  • The Jewish Cemetery of Cologne in the Middle Ages. Insights into the everyday urban life of a bygone society, in: Geschichte in Köln 68 (2021), 51-76.
  • "Everything the hail left behind". The Expulsion of the Jews from the Iberian Peninsula and the Rescue of the Books, in: Yearbook of the Selma Stern Center 8 (2021), 73-87.
  • Jewish cemeteries in the medieval empire (Europa im Mittelalter, vol. 27), Berlin 2017.