Joseph Carlebach Prize
In commemoration of the life and work of Dr. Joseph Carlebach (1883–1942) Universität Hamburg awards the Joseph Carlebach Prize. The award honors young researchers from greater Hamburg for their outstanding academic contributions to Jewish history, religion, and culture, in particular excellent course papers, degree theses, and doctoral dissertations.
Prior to his deportation to Riga in 1941, Dr. Joseph Carlebach was the last chief rabbi of the parishes Altona and Hamburg. Introduced in 2004, the Joseph Carlebach Prize aims to keep Carlebach's name alive. At the same time the award is dedicated to the rabbi's daughter Prof. Dr. Miriam Gillis-Carlebach for her unrelenting efforts to encourage understanding, cooperation, and collective remembrance.
Target group: students and doctoral students
Prize amount: EUR 3.000 (The amount may be graded according to the number of prize winners and the type of contribution)
Regulations: More about prize and conditions you learn in the "Förderrichtlinie" (unfortunately only in German)
Call for Proposals: The current call (PDF) is open now until 31.03.2023.
Previous prize winners
- 2010: Arne Offermanns (Department of Languages, Literature and Media II) for his master's thesis: "The correspondence between Ernst Lissauer and Walter A. Berendsohn 1935-1937; introduction, edition, commentary." („Der Briefwechsel zwischen Ernst Lissauer und Walter A. Berendsohn 1935-1937; Einführung, Edition, Kommentar")
- 2008: Katharina Kraske (Department of Languages, Literature and Media II) for her master's thesis: „Remembering Auschwitz. Representations of the Shoah in Italian literature. („Auschwitz erinnern. Shoah-Darstellungen in der italienischen Literatur.")
- 2006: Dr. Christine Müller (Department of Education) for her doctoral dissertation: On the meaning of religion for Jewish youths in Germany. („Zur Bedeutung von Religion für jüdische Jugendliche in Deutschland".)
Dr. Sandra Konrad (Department of Psychology) for her doctoral dissertation: "Everybody has one’s own Holocaust." An international study on the repercussions of the Holocaust on three generations of Jewish women." („Everybody has one’s own Holocaust". Eine internationale Studie über die Auswirkungen des Holocausts auf jüdische Frauen dreier Generationen.)
- Self application is not possible.
- Recommendations for academic works have to be sent in by academic staff of Hamburg University.
- Proposed works must have been finished within the last two years.
- Proposals need to be thoroughly explained by the proposing scientists, naming also personal data of the candidate. The academic work recommended, a CV with current contact data, and the letter of recommondation have to be added.