Jews in Vienna
The aim of the project is to write a history of Jews in Vienna around 1900 that is conceived as an integral component of general history. The project stems from the observation that current narratives regarding the Jewish past, as with any other ethnic-cultural group, are predominantly narratives of particularity. In this project, we, Susanne Korbel and Klaus Hödl, argue that this emphasis on particularity often leads to a one-sided, somewhat distorted, historical account, and we seek to revise and modify this distorted account by writing an “integrative” narrative.
We plan to undertake this project, which is principally located at the intersection of history and Jewish Studies (but is relevant to other related disciplines as well), through the use of new analytical concepts. The central questions posed here refer to the complex network of relationships that have historically connected Jews and non-Jews, taking into account not only their cultural differences but also their similarities.
Project Manager: Univ.-Doz. Dr. Klaus Hödl (klaus.hoedl(at)uni-graz.at)
Gerald LamprechtCentrum für Jüdische Studien
Beate KoneckyCentrum für Jüdische Studien