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Dr. Louise Hecht

Dr. Louise Hecht

Research Associate at the Research Project "Haskala im Dialog" (Haskalah in Dialouge), funded by the DFG

 

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Positions

2007 to present: Senior Lecturer, Kurt and Ursula Schubert Center for Jewish Studies, Palacký University, Olomouc, CZ; coordinator of Jewish History, Israeli culture and politics, Hebrew section; research projects and international relations

January - June 2013: Fulbright visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Dept. for Germanic Languages & Literature

May 2012 to Dec 2013: Research fellow, Dept. of Legal and Constitutional History, University of Vienna

Oct 2010 - Feb 2011: Senior Fellow at the IFK-International Research Center for Cultural Studies, Vienna

2008 - Aug 2011: Senior Lecturer, Jewish Studies Dept., University of Vienna, Austria

2009: Senior Lecturer, German Dept., University of Erlangen, Germany

2005 - 2006: Lecturer, History Dept., University of Vienna, Austria

2004 - 2010: Lecturer, German Dept., University of Klagenfurt, Austria

2003 - 2004: Lecturer, German Dept., Hebrew University, Jerusalem; teaching German/Austrian literature and history

1995 - 2002: Assistant, German Dept., Hebrew University, Jerusalem; teaching German language, literature and history

 

Academic Background

Summer 2012: Summer Institute for Israel Studies, Brandeis University

Summer 2007: Summer Institute for Slavic Languages, intensive Czech language course, Palacký University, Olomouc, CZ

2003 - 2004: Postdoctoral fellow at the Nevzlin Center for Russian and Eastern European Jewry, Hebrew University and Leo Baeck Institute, Jerusalem

1997 - 2002: PhD-Program at the Dept. of Jewish History, Hebrew University

1995 - 1997: Visiting Research Fellow at the Hebrew University, Rothberg School for Overseas Students

1990   1994: MA Program in Jewish Studies and Spanish Literature (University of Vienna)

1982   1986: German and Spanish Literature (University of Vienna)

 

Research Projects

2014-2015: Coordination of research project Jewish Printing Culture between Brno, Prague and Vienna in the Era of Modernization, 1750-1850

2012-2014: Moderní hebrejština, elektronické skriptum, interactive online textbook for Modern Hebrew, together with Lenka Uličná and Simona Malá

2012 - 2016: Transfer of Good – Transfer of Culture: The tobacco monopoly and the rise of modern Jewish intellectuals in the Habsburg Monarchy

2010 - 2011: Translating Jewish Tradition: Bertha Pappenheim and religious writings for women

2009 - June 2013: Coordination of research project Challenging the Narrative of Czech-Jewish History in the Early Modern and Modern Period at the Kurt and Ursula Schubert Institute of Jewish Studies, funded by Rothschild-Foundation, Europe

2008 - 2010: Cooperation in international research project The Library of the Haskalah, with Prof. Shmuel Feiner (Bar Ilan University), Prof. Zohar Shavit (Tel Aviv University), Prof. Christoph Schulte (University of Potsdam)

2005 - 2007:   Textbooks in Context: Narratives of Jewish Textbooks in the Habsburg Monarchy (1781-1867/1914), funded by the Anniversary Fund of the Austrian National Bank

2003 - 2004: Postdoctoral editing project Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry, Hebrew University and Leo Baeck Institute, Jerusalem The Juedisch-deutsche Monatschrift

2002 - 2005: Advisory function in Oral History-project Mutterland – Vatersprache: Eine Dokumentation des Schicksals von ehemaligen ÖsterreicherInnen in Israel, guided by Dr. Dieter J. Hecht (ÖAW) and Prof. Albert Lichtblau (Universität Salzburg)

1996 - 2001: Participation in a joint German-Israeli editing-project of documents on German Jews under the National Socialist Regime, under the guidance of Prof. Dov Kulka (Hebrew University) and Prof. Eberhard Jäckel (University of Stuttgart)

 

Conference and Summer School Organization (and co-organization)

Sept. 7-9, 2014: Central European Studies: The Students' Voice; 5th international workshop for advanced graduate students; held at the Kurt-and-Ursula-Schubert Center of Jewish Studies, Olomouc, CZ

Aug. 9-22, 2014: Judentum in der Renaissance – Renaissance des Judentums, 6th Summer Academy of the research-cluster The Jewish Holy Roman Empire, held at the Université de Fribourg, in cooperation with Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen and Univ. of Vienna

Sept. 8-10, 2013: Central European Studies: The Students' Voice; 4th international workshop for advanced graduate students; held at the Kurt-and-Ursula-Schubert Center of Jewish Studies, Olomouc, CZ

Aug. 10-23, 2013 Juden und Militär, 5th Summer Academy of the research-cluster The Jewish Holy Roman Empire, in cooperation with Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen and Jewish Museum Franken; held in Fürth and Gießen, Germany

Nov. 18-20, 2012:      'The Land in Between – Three hundred years of Jewish migration to and from Moravia, 1648-1948', international conference at the Kurt-and-Ursula-Schubert Center of Jewish Studies, Olomouc, CZ, in cooperation with Central European University, Budapest 

Sept. 9-11, 2012:  Central European Studies: The Students' Voice; 3rd international workshop for advanced graduate students; held at the Kurt-and-Ursula-Schubert Center of Jewish Studies, Olomouc, CZ

July 17-31, 2012: Jewish Spaces as Spaces 'in between', 4th Summer Academy of the research-cluster The Jewish Holy Roman Empire, in cooperation with the Hebrew University, Jerusalem; held at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Dec., 11-12, 2011: Jewish History as Conceptual History, international workshop (together with Stephan Wendehorst and Dieter Hecht), held at the Institut für Rechts- und Verfassungsgeschichte, Universität Wien

Nov. 17-19, 2011: Women and Holocaust in Central Europe: New Perspectives and Challenges, Gender Studies Programme of the Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Science (Warsaw) in cooperation with Kurt and Ursula Schubert Institute of Jewish Studies (Olomouc), Institute of History, Slovak Academy of Sciences (Bratislava), Department of Gender Studies, CEU (Budapest)

Oct., 14-16, 2011: Central European Studies: The Students' Voice; 2nd international workshop for advanced graduate students; held at the Kurt-and-Ursula-Schubert Center of Jewish Studies, Olomouc, CZ

Jul 30-Aug 12, 2011: Jews Without Money, 3rd Summer Academy of the research-cluster The Jewish Holy Roman Empire, in cooperation with Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen and Jewish Museum Franken; held in Fürth and Gießen, Germany

Dec. 12-14, 2010: L. A. Frankl (1810-1894): Entrepreneur of Culture and Education, international conference, held at the Kurt-and-Ursula-Schubert Center of Jewish Studies, Olomouc, CZ

Sept. 12-14, 2010: Central European Studies: The Students' Voice; international workshop for advanced graduate students; held at the Kurt-and-Ursula-Schubert Center of Jewish Studies, Olomouc, CZ

Aug. 15-22, 2010: The Jews in the Holy Roman Empire and its Successor States, 2nd Summer Academy of the research-cluster The Jewish Holy Roman Empire, in cooperation with the Hebrew University, Jerusalem; held at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem

July 19-31, 2009: The Jews in the Holy Roman Empire and its Successor States, 1st Summer Academy of the research-cluster The Jewish Holy Roman Empire, in cooperation with Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and Jewish Museum Franken; held in Fürth, Germany

May 18-21, 2008: Haskalah – Aufklärung – Osvícenstcví: Jewish Enlightenment in the Bohemian Lands in a European Perspective, international conference at the Kurt-and-Ursula-Schubert Center of Jewish Studies, Olomouc, CZ

 

Fellowships and Awards

Oct 2008 - Jan 2014: Teaching post grant by Rothschild Foundation, Europe

January - May 2013: Fulbright research fellowship at University of Pennsylvania, Germanic Languages & Literature

2012/13: Fellowship by the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, New York

Oct 2011 - Oct 2012: Fellowship by the International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center, Hebrew University

July - Oct 2011: Mobility grant by the Czech Ministry of Education

Oct 2010 - Feb 2011: Senior Fellowship at the IFK-International Research Center for Cultural Studies, Vienna

2008/09: MOEL, Fellowship by the Austrian Research Foundation, to enhance international research cooperation with Central and Eastern Europe

2007/08: Teaching Fellowship by Hanadiv Charitable Foundation, London

2005/06: Ignatz Bubis postdoctoral scholarship, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

2004/05: Postdoctoral fellowship by the Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

2003/04: Postdoctoral fellowship of Leo Baeck Institute, Jerusalem

2003: Pridan-Prize for the best PhD-thesis in the field of Jewish history, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

2000 - 2003: Enhanced Fellowship for Excellence - Rector's Office, Hebrew University

2001/02: Fellowship by the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, New York

2001: Warburg-Prize, Hebrew University (turned down)

1999: Margarita Pazi-Prize for studies in the field of Bohemian Jewry

1998: Mendoza-Prize by the Institute of Jewish Studies, Hebrew University

1997: Erich Kulka-Prize by the Hebrew University, Jerusalem

1996: Max Grünwald-Prize of Leo Baeck Institute, Jerusalem

1995/96: Golda Meir-Scholarship for Graduate Studies at the Rothberg School for Overseas Students, Hebrew University

 

Publications

Books

Ein jüdischer Aufklärer in Böhmen: Der Pädagoge und Reformer Peter Beer (1758-1838), Köln: Böhlau, 2008 (= Lebenswelten osteuropäischer Juden, Ed. Heiko Haumann, vol. 11).

Louise Hecht (ed.), Jewish Enlightenment in the Czech Lands, guest-edited issue of Jewish Culture and History 13, 2-3 (2012).

Moderní dějiny českých Židů 1648-1848 (Modern history of Czech Jews, 1648-1848, peer reviewed textbook), Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2013.

Israeli Film (peer reviewed multimedia reader, together with Jakub Rališ), Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2013.

Modern Hebrew for Beginners (interactive online textbook for Czech students, together with Alžběta Drexlerová, Lenka Uličná, Simona Malá), 2012.

Handbook of Jewish Studies (textbook, co-author), Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2013.

Dieter Hecht, Louise Hecht, Stephan Wendehorst, Quellen zur jüdischen Geschichte im Heiligen Römischen Reich und seinen Nachfolgestaaten: Judendeutsch, Jiddisch, Hebräisch, Judenspanisch, 16.-20. Jahrhundert, Wien: Böhlau, 2014.

Andrea Petö, Louise Hecht, Karolina Krasuska (eds.), Women and Holocaust: New Perspectives and Challenges, Warsaw: Polish Academy of Sciences, 2015. 

Louise Hecht (ed.), Ludwig August Frankl (1810-1894): Eine jüdische Biographie zwischen Okzident und Orient, Weimar: Böhlau, 2015.

Otto D. Kulka, Eberhard Jäckel, Anne Birkenauer, Andrea Fiedermutz, Georgia Hauber, Louise Hecht, Stefan Kley, Dorthe Seifert (eds.), Die Juden in den geheimen NS-Stimmungsberichten 1933-1945, Schriftenreihe des Bundesarchivs 62, Düsseldorf 2004.

Die Anfänge der deutsch-jüdischen Presse in Mitteleuropa ( = Die jüdische Presse – Kommunikationsgeschichte im europäischen Raum, Eds. Susanne Marten-Finnis, Michael Nagel, vol. 14), Bremen: edition lumière (to be published 2016/17).

 

Editing

Judaica Olomucensia, peer reviewed online journal for Jewish Studies in Central Europe (English), since 2013

http://jjo.judaistika.cz/ (included in EBSCO in 2013 and the list of peer-reviewed scholarly journals by the Council for Research, Development and Innovation of the Czech Government, in January 2014).

 

Articles

"Eine polyphone Biographie - Einleitung" in Louise Hecht (ed.), Ludwig August Frankl (1810-1894): Eine jüdische Biographie zwischen Okzident und Orient, Weimar: Böhlau, 2015, p. 11-45.

“‘Durch Wort und That‘: Motto und Credo“ in Louise Hecht (ed.), Ludwig August Frankl (1810-1894): Eine jüdische Biographie zwischen Okzident und Orient, Weimar: Böhlau, 2015, p. 291-321.

“Introduction“ (together with Karolina Krasuska and Andrea Petö), in Andrea Petö, Louise Hecht, Karolina Krasuska (eds.), Women and Holocaust: New Perspectives and Challenges, Warsaw: Polish Academy of Sciences, 2015, p. 9-24. 

“Appropriation of Jewish Space: Palais Schey and its Tenants,“ in Ringstrasse: A Jewish Boulevard, ed. by Gabriele Kohlbauer-Fritz, Vienna: Amalthea, 2015, p. 243-268.

"Das Hotel Excelsior in Velden" (gemeinsam mit Dieter J. Hecht), in Im besten Einvernehmen: Antisemitismus und NS-Politik im Bezirk Villach, ed. by Werner Koroschitz/Alexandra Schmidt, Klagenfurt: Heyn Verlag, 2014, p. 162-171.

"Re-evaluation of the Jewish Pantheon: Josephus Flavius and Jewish Historical Writings in Bohemia" in Jewish Studies in the 21st Century: Prague – Europe - World, ed. by Marcela Zoufalá, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2014, p. 95-111.

"Czech, German, Jewish, Cosmopolitan? The Writer Ludwig August Frankl" in A View from Elsewhere, ed. by Marcel Arbeit/Roman Trušník, Olomouc: Palacký University Olomouc, 2014, p. 119-134.

"'Hours of Devotion': Fanny Neuda's prayer book for women" in Bet Deborah Journal (2013), English/German, p. 34-41.

"Übersetzung jüdischer Tradition: Bertha Pappenheims religiös-feministische Schriften" in Hofmannsthal-Jahrbuch. Zur europäischen Moderne 20 (2012), p. 288-344.

"Teaching Haskalah – Haskalah and Teaching: Jewish Education in the Czech Lands (A Power Play)" in Jewish Enlightenment in the Czech Lands, guest-edited issue of Jewish Culture and History 13, 2-3 (2012) ed. Louise Hecht, p. 93-107.

"Haskalah und jüdische Erziehung in den Ländern der Böhmischen Krone" in Judaica Bohemiae XLVI Supplementum (2011), p. 19-35. 

"Mezi Haskalou a Chederem. Školy a židovská výchova v zemích Koruny České", Judaica Bohemiae XLVI Supplementum (2011), p. 337-352.

"The Haskalah in Bohemia and Moravia – a gendered perspective" in The Enlightenment in Bohemia: Religion, morality and multiculturalism, Ivo Cerman, Rita Krueger, Susan Reynolds (eds.), Voltaire Foundation, Oxford 2011, p. 253-272.

"Tabak Barone und Trafikanten: Aspekte einer jüdische Kulturgeschichte des Tabaks in Böhmen und Mähren" in brücken: Germanistisches Jahrbuch 18/1-2 (2010), p. 203-223.

"Konzepte und Praxis der jüdischen Erziehung in der Habsburger Monarchie: von Isaak Euchel bis Peter Beer" in Isaac Euchel (1756-1804): Kulturrevolutionär der jüdischen Aufklärung, Marion Aptroot/Andreas Kennecke/Christoph Schulte (eds.), Hanover: Wehrhahn Verlag, 2010, p.197-214.

"'Um die Judenschaft in Böhmen...der bürgerlichen Bestimmung immer näher zu bringen'

Jüdische Schulen und Schulbücher in Böhmen" in Kommunikation und Information im 18. Jahrhundert: Das Beispiel der Habsburger Monarchie, Johannes Frimmel/Michael Wögerbauer (eds.), Wien 2009, p. 243-258.

"Kreative Geschichtsschreibung: Die Ramschak-Chronik und die Geschichte der Juden in Böhmen" in Zwischen Graetz und Dubnow: Jüdische Historiographie in Ostmitteleuropa im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert, François Guesnet (ed.), Leipzig 2009, p. 33-62.

“Jüdische Frauen zwischen Haskalah und Emanzipation” (gemeinsam mit Dieter Hecht) in Salondamen und Dienstboten: Jüdisches Bürgertum um 1800 aus weiblicher Sicht, St. Pölten 2009, p. 28-39. 

"'Geschichte der Großen Israels': Die historiographische Bedeutung von Biographien in der frühen jüdischen Presse" in Deutsch-jüdische Presse und jüdische Geschichte, 2 vols., Eleonore Lappin/Michael Nagel (eds.), Bremen 2008, vol. 1, p. 85-109.

"Jüdische Frauen zwischen Emanzipation und Tradition" in Beste aller Frauen: Weibliche Dimensionen im Judentum, Gabriele Kohlbauer-Fritz/Wiebke Krohn (eds.), Wien 2007, p. 144-157.

"'Die Söhne sollt ihr unterrichten und nicht die Töchter' (bT Kidd 59b): Zur Ambivalenz des Frauenbilds in der jüdischen Presse um 1800" in Frauen und Frauenbilder in der europäisch- jüdischen Presse von der Aufklärung bis 1945, Eleonore Lappin/Michael Nagel (eds.), Bremen 2007, p. 17-34.

"Das 'Phänomen' Rachel Luzzatto/Morpurgo (1790-1871): Die erste moderne Dichterin hebräischer Sprache" in Trumah 16 (2006), p. 105-130.

"The Beginning of Modern Jewish Historiography: Prague – A Center on the Periphery" in Jewish History, Haifa 19 (2005), p. 347-373.

"Modern Jewish Education between Ideological Premises and Political Interests" in The Varieties of Haskalah, Shmuel Feiner/Israel Bartal (eds.), Jerusalem 2005, p. 91-119 (Hebrew).

"'Gib dem Knaben Unterricht nach seiner Weise' (Spr. 22,6): Theorie und Praxis des modernen jüdischen Schulsystems in der Habsburger Monarchie" in Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Gesellschaft zur Erforschung des 18. Jahrhunderts, vols. 18/19 (2004), p. 117-134.

"'The Jew who inquires about the past...will learn and know': Peter Beer and the Beginning of Modern Jewish Historiography in Bohemia in Proceedings of the 13th World Congress of Jewish Studies (2002).

"'How the power of thought can develop within a human mind' – Salomon Maimon, Peter Beer, Lazarus Bendavid: Autobiographies of Maskilim Written in German" in LBI-Year Book XLVIII (2002), p. 21-38.

"Die Prager deutsch-jüdische Schulanstalt 1782-1848" in Jüdische Erziehung und aufklärerische Schulreform. Analysen und Kontroversen, Britta L. Behm, Ingrid Lohmann, Uta Lohmann (eds.), Münster 2002, p. 213-252.

Louise Hecht – Albert Lichtblau – Michael L. Miller, "Österreich: Alpenländer – Böhmen – Mähren 1648 bis 1918" in Handbuch zur Geschichte der Juden in Europa, 2 vols., Elke-Vera Kotowski, Julius H. Schoeps und Hiltrud Wallenborn (eds.), Darmstadt 2001, vol. 1, p. 101-134. 

"The Clash of Maskilim in Prague in the Early 19th Century: Herz Homberg Versus Peter Beer" in Proceedings of the 12th World Congress of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem 2000), Division B (History of the Jewish People), p. 165*-174*.

"Un marido entre dos mužeres. - Ein Roman in Judeo-español zwischen Tradition und Moderne" in Kairos XXXVI/XXXVII (1994/95), p. 149-165.

 

Entries in Encyclopedia

"Peter Beer", "Normalschulen", "Jeitteles Family" in The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, Gershon D. Hundert (ed. in chief), 2 vols., Yale Univ. Press 2008.

“Toleranzpatente”, in Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur, ed. by Dan Diner, Leipzig: J.B. Metzler Verlag (to be published 2016).

Dr. Louise Hecht