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Photo: Peter Schmidt (Konstanz)

Prof. Sina Rauschenbach, PhD

Chair of Religious Studies and Jewish Thought

Photo: Peter Schmidt (Konstanz)

Prof. Sina Rauschenbach, PhD

 

Room
01.11.0.Z10 (Campus Neues Palais, building 11)

 

consulting hours
by appointment only

due to a sabbatical term, no regular consulting hour is offered during the winter semester

Curriculum Vitae

Born 1971, 1996 Diploma in Mathematics (FU Berlin), 2000 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD; FU Berlin), 2000-2001 Postdoctoral fellow at the DFG Research Training Group “Interkulturelle Kommunikation in kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive” (Intercultural Communication from a Cultural Studies Perspective) at Saarland University, 2002-2003 Research Assistant at the Historical Institute of Saarland University, 2003-2005 Research stays at Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz and at the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, 2005-2008 Research Assistant at the Institute for History of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (DFG-project “Menasse ben Israel: Biographie eines jüdischen Intellektuellen im 17. Jahrhundert” (Menasseh ben Israel: Biography of a Jewish intellectual in the 17th century), 2008-2009 Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin, 2009-2014 Research Assistant at Konstanz University (Department of History), 2010 Habilitation at Konstanz University (Venia legendi: Early Modern and Modern History), 2010 Visiting Professor at Bern University, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz, 2013 and 2013 Visiting Professor at the Institute for Religious and Jewish Studies at Potsdam University, since April 2014 Professor for Religious Studies and Jewish Thought at Potsdam University and member of the Board of the Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg (ZJS).

 

Ongoing Projects

 Research Projects

  • Jews in America: From the Beginnings until Independence (monograph).
  • Trading Knowledge: Learned Merchants and Conceptions of the Globe in the 17th Century Dutch Republic (monograph).

Spanish-German Academic Conversations

Since 2011 Sina Rauschenbach is the coordinator of the “Spanish-German Academic Conversations” (Spanisch-Deutsche Arbeitsgespräche) which are the result of a joint initiative of the Fundación Xavier de Salas (Trujillo), the Herzog August Bibliothek (Wolfenbüttel) and the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz. In 1993 Prof. Dr. Dietrich Briesemeister (Berlin), Prof. Dr. Friedrich Niewöhner (Wolfenbüttel) and Prof. Dr. Jaime de Salas (Madrid/Trujillo) signed a cooperation agreement for their respective institutions. The goal of this agreement was to promote research of the Spanish-German relations during Early Modern times and to encourage encounters between Spanish and German scholars. To this end, the institutions involved organized a number of joint conferences. With the retirement of Dietrich Briesemeister in 2004 and the sudden death of Friedrich Niewöhner in 2005 the initiative came to a standstill. After a lengthy hiatus it was revived in 2011. Since then the following conferences have been organized: 

  • “Naturrecht und Konfession: Konfessionelle Einflüsse und Religionsfreiheit im Naturrecht”, org. Prof. Dr. Diethelm Klippel and Prof. Dr. Salvador Rus Rufino (Wolfenbüttel, 2011) 
  • “The Castilian ‘Arbitristas’ and the Cultural and Intellectual History of Early Modern Europe”, org. Prof. Dr. Sina Rauschenbach and Prof. Dr. Christian Windler (Trujillo, 2013) 
  • “Religious Plurality and Interreligious Contacts in the Middle Ages”, org. Prof. Dr. Ana Echevarria and Prof. Dr. Dorothea Weltecke (Wolfenbüttel, 2015).

In the future, it is planned to continue the “Spanish-German Academic Conversations” every two years, alternately in Trujillo and Wolfenbüttel. The goal is still to make encounters between Spanish and German researchers possible and to encourage a dialogue about relevant topics of European cultural history, especially of Spain and Germany. 
For further information or proposals, please contact Sina Rauschenbach. 

Verfolgt und Verbrannt – Mexikos geheime Juden 

Uraufführung eines Liederzyklus von Osias Wilenski mit Originaltexten von Luis de Carvajal dem Jüngeren (Pursued and Burned – The Secret Jews of Mexico: Premiere of a song circle by Osias Wilenski with original texts of Luis de Carvajal the Younger).

Former recitals:

29 October 2015, 8 pm, Potsdam, Schinkelhalle, Schiffbauergasse 4A, 14467 Potsdam;

12 November 2015, 8 pm, Steigenberger Inselhotel, Auf der Insel 1, 78462 Konstanz.

Participants: Friedemann Hecht, Tenor; Nikola David, Speaker; members of the modern art ensemble (Klaus Schöpp, flute; Katharina Hanstedt, harp and musical direction); Yoriko Ikeya, piano ; Matias de Oliveira Pinto, violoncello).

Click here to view the flyer (german) 

Current Events

 

Prof. Sina Rauschenbach, PhD

 

Room
01.11.0.Z10 (Campus Neues Palais, building 11)

 

consulting hours
by appointment only

due to a sabbatical term, no regular consulting hour is offered during the winter semester

Prolongation of the ZJS from 2017-2022

Sina Rauschenbach is the director of the ZJS-project "Sephardic Perspectives"