Call for Articles

Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook/

Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts

17 (2018)


The editor and editorial staff invite submissions for the

Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook/

Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts

17 (2018).


The Yearbook is assisted by an advisory board of respected scholars in the field. Its scientific format and careful preparation are distinguishing features of the Yearbook, putting it in the best tradition of established series in the humanities. Its chief editor is the director of the Simon Dubnow Institute, Professor Yfaat Weiss. All manuscripts submitted will be peer-reviewed.


Proposed articles should match the thematic foci of the Yearbook. Please consider the preview, following below. For further information see  characteristics and contents on this website as well as the general website of the Simon Dubnow Institute.


The deadlines are:

Submission of abstract for paper + short CV: until 31 October 2017

Submission of completed manuscript: by 31 January 2018


Abstract + short academic CV

Interested authors are invited to submit a one-page abstract on their planned topic. The abstract should contain name, working title, some sentences on the content, and, if applicable, on method or sources. On a second page, please note brief biodata, i. e. academic position and recent publications.

These should be forwarded to:




Receipt will be acknowledged immediately, and a detailed response will be sent a few weeks thereafter. All proposals will be treated confidentially.


Preview vol. 17 (2018)

The Yearbook/Jahrbuch of the Simon Dubnow Institute, with articles in English and German, addresses an international scholarly readership. The volumes center on topics in the history and culture of the Jews in East and West, as part of universal history. Of especial interest are the Jewries within the old continental empires of Russia, the Habsburgs and the Ottomans, whose history is instructive for revealing transitions from the pre-modern era to modernity. The Yearbook/Jahrbuch brings together a variety of methods and sub-fields in historiography, ranging from diplomatic and political history to social and legal history, the history of science and history of memory.


Essays should be in the range of 20–25 pages, some 60,000–70,000 single characters. Proposals should be in abstract form (see above). Essays are acceptable to be included in the following parts and regular sections:


1. General Part

Articles not forming part of a specific thematic focus.


2. Thematic foci 2018

Articles on related topics are presented as parts of thematic foci; for the vol. 2018, these foci are not fixed yet.  


3. Regular Sections


a) Portraits of Historians and Scholars

Contributions on the life and work of a Jewish scholar or group of scholars, the importance of a specific scholarly/scientific school, or questions regarding the method and theory of Jewish historiography.


b) Research Projects

Essays (by one or multiple authors) which present new research projects and approaches to the history of the Jews.


c) Dubnowiana

Essays on the life, work and thought of Simon Dubnow (1860–1941).


d) Literature Reports
Detailed reports and discussion on publications relevant to the thematic foci of the given volume.  




Contact: Dr. Petra Klara Gamke-Breitschopf



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