Salo Wittmayer Baron Lectures

4th Salo Wittmayer Baron Lectures

14 March 2022
6.00-7.30 p.m.

University of Vienna
Juridicum, Schottenbastei 10-16

Emancipation Reconsidered: 1550–2000

Prof. Dr. David Sorkin, Universität Yale

In the mass of scholarship on the process of the Jews'
"emancipation," that is, gaining the equality of citizenship,
there has not been a comprehensive synthetic study that accounts for
the entirety of Europe let alone the Ottoman Empire and the Atlantic
world.  In this lecture David Sorkin will present a typology of
emancipations, including the "three regions" of Europe and a
fourth pattern in the Ottoman Empire.  He will also highlight the
singular characteristics of emancipation in Central Europe, namely,
the states of the German Federation, the Habsburg Empire and Wilhelmine