Akademie-Forum: Miriam Rürup

Di19Apr18:00Di20:00Akademie-Forum: Miriam RürupStatelessness in the 20th Century: Individual Experience and Political ChallengeVeranstaltungsartGespräch,Vortrag


Stateless people represent a mirror image of citizens. Over the course of the 20th century, Russians, Armenians, German Jews, and married women, among others, were affected by this situation in individual ways, finding themselves without any legal protection. This evening’s discussion will focus on the impact of these experiences on the people concerned and on how these experiences resonate to this day. Selected historical attempts to overcome statelessness—including the utopia of a world without passports as explored in cinema—will also be addressed.

In German

Miriam Rürup

Born in Karlsruhe in 1973, Miriam Rürup studied history, sociology, and European ethnology in Göttingen, Tel Aviv, and Berlin. She received her Ph.D. from Berlin’s Technische Universität in 2007 with a thesis on Jewish fraternities at German universities from the 1880s to the 1930s. She was an assistant professor at the Department of History at Göttingen University and a research fellow at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C. From 2012 to 2020, she directed the Institute for the History of the German Jews in Hamburg. Since December 2020, she has been the director of the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European Jewish Studies in Potsdam.Akademie-Forum: Program

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19. April 2022 18:00 - 20:00(GMT+02:00)


Französische Str. 33D, 10117 Berlin