Prof. Dr. Sina Rauschenbach
Photo: Peter Schmidt (Konstanz)

Prof. Dr. Sina Rauschenbach

Curriculum Vitae


  • 1996 Diploma in Mathematics (FU Berlin)
  • 2000 PhD in Philosophy (FU Berlin)
  • 2010 Habilitation in Early Modern History (Konstanz University)


Prof. Dr. Sina Rauschenbach
Photo: Peter Schmidt (Konstanz)

Prof. Dr. Sina Rauschenbach


01.11.0.Z10 (Campus Neues Palais, building 11)


consulting hours
Telephone or Zoom conferences.
Prior appointment via email requested.

Positions and Rewards (since 2000)

  • 2000-2003 Postdoctoral fellow and Research Assistant at Saarland University
  • 2003-2005 Research fellow at Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel; Leibniz Institute für Europäische Geschichte; Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science
  • 2005-2008 DFG funded position at the Department of History at MLU Halle-Wittenberg
  • 2008-2009 Institute for Advanced Study/Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
  • 2009-2014 Research Assistant at the Department of History of Konstanz University  
  • 2010 Visiting Professor at Bern University
  • 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 Konstanz Institute for Advanced Study/Kulturwissenschaftliches Kolleg Konstanz
  • 2012 and 2013 Visiting Professor at the Institute for Religious and Jewish Studies at Potsdam University
  • Since 2014 Professor for Religious Studies and Jewish Thought at Potsdam University
  • 2018 Dartmouth-German Harris Distinguished Visiting Professor, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Prof. Dr. Sina Rauschenbach


01.11.0.Z10 (Campus Neues Palais, building 11)


consulting hours
Telephone or Zoom conferences.
Prior appointment via email requested.

During the academic year 2020-21, Sina Rauschenbach is the spokesperson of the Selma Stern Zentrum für Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg (ZJS).

Recent publications

Cover: Sephardim and Ashkenazim

Sephardim and Ashkenazim

Jewish-Jewish Encounters in History and Literature

Cover: Judaism for Christians

Judaism for Christians

Menasseh ben Israel (1604-1657)

Cover: Sephardic Atlantic

The Sephardic Atlantic

Colonial Histories and Postcolonial Perspectives

Cover: Poemas y Cartas de Carvajal

Poemas y Cartas de Carvajal

Song Cycle for Tenor, Flute, Harp, Piano and Violoncello

Ongoing Projects

Beyond Ashkenaz

A lecture series

Organisers: Prof. Dr. Sina Rauschenbach, Prof. Dr. Carsten Schapkow, Jonathan Hirsch

International Conference: Convivencia in the Mediterranean

November 21 - 23, 2021. Organized in cooperation with Dr. Susanne Härtel.

Judentum und Psychotherapie

Judentum und Psychotherapie

Conference on 8 November, 2021

Spanish-German Academic Conversations

Since 2011 Sina Rauschenbach is the coordinator of the “Spanish-German Academic Conversations” (Spanisch-Deutsche Arbeitsgespräche). The conversations resulted from a  joint initiative of Prof. Dr. Jaime de Salas (Fundación Xavier de Salas, Trujillo), Prof. Dr. Friedrich Niewöhner (Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel), and Prof. Dr. Dietrich Briesemeister (Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz) in 1993. Between 1993 and 2004, they organized a number of joint conferences to promote research of the Spanish-German relations and to encourage academic encounters between Spanish and German scholars beyond the proper fields of Hispanic/Germanic Studies in Germany and Spain. With the retirement of Dietrich Briesemeister in 2004 and the sudden death of Friedrich Niewöhner in 2005, the initiative came to a standstill. 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).
  • “Eastern Coins in the Early Modern World: Antiquarianism and the Oriental Artifact 1500-1800,” org. Prof. Dr. Martin Mulsow and Prof. Dr. Stefan Heidemann (Trujillo, 2017)
  • “Spanien auf dem Weg zum religiösen Einheitsstaat (15. Jh.) – España en el camino hacia un estado religioso homogéneo – Spain and its way to a Religious Unitarian Country”, org. Teresa Jiménez Calvente (Alcalá de Henares), Klaus Herbers (Erlangen) (Wolfenbüttel, 2019)

We will continue the “Spanish-German Academic Conversations” every two years, alternately in Trujillo and Wolfenbüttel.
For further information or proposals, please contact Sina Rauschenbach.

See also



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minor cosmopolitanisms

Sina Rauschenbach is one of the local supervisors of the DFG-fundet Research Training Group (RTG) "minor cosmopolitanisms".

Kollonade am Neuen Palais, Potsdam


Sina Rauschenbach is one of the spokespersons of the Frühneuzeitzentrum.

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Sephardic Perspectives

Sina Rauschenbach is the director of the Research Project "Sephardic Perspectives" of the UP at the Selma Stern Zentrum für Jüdische Studien.