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The summer academy on the history of the Jews in the Holy Roman Empire and its succesor states was established in 2009 as spin-off product of the research-cluster „The Jewish Holy Roman Empire“. From ist inception the main objective of the summer academy has been to acquaint students and early career scholars with an intensive, critical, interdisciplinary, research-oriented and source-based training in the history of the Jews and their relations with the non-Jewish environment in Central Europe from the late 15th century to the present. The programme of the summer academy is focused on, but not limited to the Holy Roman Empire.

It comprises altogether five components, each of which consists of at least thirteen teaching units of 90 minutes each.:

  • Background Knowledge and Discussion
  • In-depth teaching units on the special topic
  • Excursions
  • Paleography Courses
  • Historical Moot Courts on the Ius Commune and Historical Jewish Law Moot Court

Palaeography courses are offered in six different languages giving the participants the opportunity to acquire or enhance reading skills in orginial German, Hebrew, Yiddish, Judaeo-German and Judaeo-Spanish sources on different levels.

University of Vienna
Department for Legal and Constitutional History
Research Cluster
Jewish Holy Roman Empire (JHRE)

University Campus
Altes AKH, Court 1.1.2
Spitalgasse 2
A - 1090 Vienna
T: +43-1-4277-345-80
F: +43-1-4277-9345
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