Research Projects


Made in Germany: Technology, History and Literature


Celan/1969: Re-Visiting Celan's Poetry (German, the Hebrew/Arabic)Celan/1969: Re-Visiting Celan's Poetry (German, the Hebrew/Arabic)



Re-Orientations: German Detours, the Eastern



German Desires: The Image and The Sound

Principal Researcher: Prof. Galili Shahar

Research Asisstant: Dr. Gal Hertz



Stones in German Literature


Between German and Hebrew

Pricnipal Researchers: Prof. Amir Eshel and Prof. Galili Shahar



Joint project: Dialogical Textures

Principal Researcher: Prof. Galili Shahar

Prof. Sussane Zepp


The Dialectic of Tradition

Principal Researcher: Prof. Galili Shahar

Research Assistant: Dr. Gal Herz

Supported by: Marie Curie International Reintegration Grants


The Globalization of Wiedergutmachung

Principal Investigators:
Prof. José Brunner, Prof. Dr. Norbert Frei, Prof. Dr. Constantin Goschler

Supported by the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF)
Research Period: Januray 2008 - December 2010


Komplizierte Begegnungen.

Jüdische Lebenswelten und deutsche Rechtskategorien im Ringen um Entschädigung nach dem Holocaust

Principal Investigator: Prof. José Brunner

Research Fellow: Iris Nachum
Supported by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung
Research Period: April 2010 - April 2012


The Meaning of Things:

Human-Thing Relations in German Philosophy, History and Memory

Principal Investigator: Prof. José Brunner

Supported by Minerva Foundation
Research Period: October 2011 - December 2012


Austria-Israel (1997/98 and 2002/03)

"Austria-Israel": Political and Cultural Relations since 1945
A joint research project of:
The Minerva Institute for German History, Tel Aviv University, Israel
The Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
The results of the research undertaken by the Austrian and the Israeli partners is being documented in the series Österreich-Israel-Studien, StudienVerlag Innsbruck
The Institute for Contemporary History, Leopold-Franzens University, Innsbruck, Austria

Funded by the Austrian Ministry of Culture, Science and Transportation, via the University of Innsbruck.