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Brenner, Michael

Prof. Dr. Michael Brenner

Principal Investigator

Responsibilities

— Professor of Jewish History and Culture (LMU Munich)
— Chair of the Center for Israel Studies (LMU Munich)
— Seymour and Lillian Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies and Director of Center for Israel Studies (American University, Washington, D.C.)

Contact

Historisches Seminar der LMU
Jüdische Geschichte und Kultur
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 Munich
Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 5570
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 5666

Website: Webprofile (LMU Munich)

Main Research Areas

  • Jewish History and Culture in Europe
  • Zionism and Israel
  • Historiography

Curriculum Vitae

Michael Brenner is Professor of Jewish History and Culture at LMU Munich as well as Seymour and Lillian Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies at American University in Washington, D.C., where he directs AU’s Center for Israel Studies. He received his PhD at Columbia University and taught previously at Indiana and Brandeis Universities. Since 1997 he has been Professor of Jewish History and Culture at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich. He had visiting appointments at numerous universities, including Haifa, Paris, Budapest, Stanford, Berkeley, and Johns Hopkins. Professor Brenner is an elected fellow of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, the American Academy for Jewish Research and the Accademia Nazionale Virgiliana in Mantua. He is the International President of the Leo Baeck Institute and serves on many academic boards.

Editorships

  • Jüdische Geschichte, Religion und Kultur (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht)
  • Studien zur Jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur in Bayern (Oldenbourg)
  • Münchner Beiträge zur jüdischen Geschichte und Kultur

Positions, Assignments and Memberships

  • Principal Investigator of the Graduate School of East and Southeast European Studies
  • Chair of the Zentrum für Israel-Studien (ZIS) at LMU Munich
  • International President of the Leo Baeck Institute
  • Director of the Center for Israel Studies at American University in Washington, D.C.
  • Member of the American Academy for Jewish Research
  • Member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • Member of the Accademia Nazionale Virgiliana in Mantua
  • Chair of the Advisory Board of Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Awards

Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande