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2016
The MBSF spent November 20-21st in what has become its traditional fall study excursion. This year we headed to the area of Nitzana in the Negev. We toured the remains of the Nabbatian cities Shivta and Tel Nitzana. We hiked around Gevei Yamin in the Machtesh Hagadol area, and we also stopped for a short visit in Dimona, a town which used to be a neglected remote area, and now going through an...
2016
The Martin Buber Society of Fellows explore how individuals, groups, and societies in a variety of cultural contexts, political settings, and time periods respond to the perpetration of injustices. Approaching the concepts of revenge, retribution, and reconciliation from interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives, it opens a fruitful discussion among scholars of history, literature,...
2016
The international workshop “From Ionia to Jena” Franz Rosenzweig and the History of Philosophy, organized by the Martin Buber Society of Fellows at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Research Program “Imaginatio” (Project B03), hosted at the Philosophy Department of the Freie Universität Berlin, focused on the relation between the work of Franz Rosenzweig and his reception of the history...
2016
On June 27-28, 2016, representatives of the Buber Society of Fellows and of the Zukunftskolleg of Konstanz University met to discuss "Mobility: a concept and a way of life," held in the Museum of Art and Cars in the town of Singen. The workshop opened with Ruth HaCohen's general typology of mobility as a concept, which was followed by two intensive days of talks and discussions about mobility in...
2016
September 5th: "Franz Rosenzweig’s approach toward the history of philosophy was, if anything, profoundly ambivalent. No other thinker has so often declared the end of the classical metaphysics, from Parmenides to Hegel and from Ionia to Jena, and, simultaneously, drawn so much from the history of philosophy for his own philosophical project. Kant’s critical philosophy, Schelling’s conception...
2016
We are mourning the untimely death of our dear colleague and friend, and the first Chair of the Martin Buber Society of Fellow's board, Professor Gerhart von Graevenitz. Born 1944, he studied both German and English Language and Literature as well as History of the Arts. His research focuses on History of literature from the 17th to the 19th century, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Theodor Fontane,...
2016
This international workshop seeks to tease out and bring forth these methodological problems by raising questions such as: what makes a primary source? How do we use non-traditional sources to conduct historical research? How can historians use material culture, music, art and other non-traditional sources to work within the discipline of history? What can they learn from other scholars that...
2016
In the early sixth-century eastern Roman Empire, anti-Chalcedonian leaders Severus of Antioch and Julian of Halicarnassus debated the nature of Jesus's body: Was it corruptible prior to its resurrection from the dead? Viewing the controversy in light of late antiquity’s multiple images of the ‘body of Christ,’ Yonatan Moss reveals the underlying political, ritual, and cultural stakes and the long...