Former Associates

William Hiscott M.A. (Lecturer and Project Assistant)

Research Associate in the externally funded project "The Emergence of the Modern Jewish Book Culture 1750-1812" (funding from German-Israeli Foundation, 2008-2011)

  • Born 1974 and raised in East Stroudsburg /USA.
  • 1996 Bachelor of Arts, Dickinson College, Carlisle/USA in political sciences and German studies
  • 2003 Magister Artium, Humboldt-University Berlin in philosophy, political sciences and gender studies
  • From 2002 work as freelancing publicist, translator and lecturer
  • From May 2005 doctorate on “Saul Ascher: Leben, Werk, Wirkung, Rezeption” (“Saul Ascher: Life, Work, Influence, Reception”) at the Department of Philosophy at University of Potsdam
  • From 2008 Research associate in the GIF Project “The Emergence of the Modern Jewish Book Market and its Creators 1755-1812”
  • From 2009 Lecturer at the Department of Philosophy at University of Potsdam
  • Died in February 2013

Dr. Andreas Kennecke (Project Assistant until 2007)

2004-2007 Research assistant in the project “The Library of the Haskalah 1750-1825”, sponsored by the German-Israeli-Foundation

Currently head of publishing and digitalization / field librarian of religious studies, Jewish studies/Jewish theology, education, psychology and music at the university library of University of Potsdam

Visit Mr. Kennecke’s website on and his field librarian website on the pages of the University library of Potsdam, here (both in German)