Ludwig Rosenberg Kolleg: Historical Relations between Labor Movements and Modern Jewry

Social SciencesPolitical scienceHumanitiesHistory and archaeologyPhilosophy, ethics and religion

The Ludwig Rosenberg Kolleg (LRK), named after the chairman of the Confederation of German Trade Unions Ludwig Rosenberg (1903-1977), is an interdisciplinary Doctoral Research Group funded by the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung and affiliated to the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European-Jewish Studies Potsdam. Scholars and fellows will take part in a coordinated course program, a colloquium and specific working groups.


LRK promotes excellent doctoral projects focusing on the historical relations between Labor Movements and Modern Jewry from the mid-19th till the mid-20th centuries. This covers all forms of Jewish labor organizations, Jewish individuals engaged in the respective movements, the specific perception of the “Jewish question” in those movements, as well as their attitude towards anti-Semitism. Fields of research are:

  • Jewish labor organizations, including socialist, national-autonomist and Zionist groups
  • Biographies and collective biographies of activists in the Labor Movements against their Jewish background
  • Debates on Judaism and the “Jewish question” in the respective Labor Movements
  • Anti-Jewish tendencies withinthe Labor Movements, as well as their different reactions and attitudes towards modern anti-Semitism

LKR focuses on History, Jewish Studies, and Cultural History, but is also open to scholars of Sociology, Political Science/Theory, European Anthropology, and other related disciplines.

programme jewish labour organisations  Prof. Dr Julius H. Schoeps Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum

european-jewish studies, laboro movements, modern jewry

Contact Information
Chair: Prof. Dr. Julius H. Schoeps
Coordinator: Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum
Am Neuen Markt 8
14467 Potsdam
Telephone: +49 331 280940
Deadlines: calls and deadlines vary
Places: no fixed number
Scholarships: 8