Leo Baeck Institute MA in European Jewish History
The Leo Baeck Institute MA offered by the School of History at Queen Mary, University of London is the only taught postgraduate programme in the UK focusing on the rich field of European Jewish History. The MA in European Jewish History provides a strong grounding in approaches and theories, which have influenced the ways in which scholars understand Jewish history. The question of emancipation, the quest of equal rights and Jewish identity but also the role of antisemitism are central, as are Jewish intellectual history, focussing on the ideas of eminent Jewish thinkers about the place of Jews and Judaism in pre-modern and modern society.
As we find ourselves in a time when identity and difference are key concepts of our everyday lives, this course helps students to reflect on the way European history affects our self-perception today and how we act upon this knowledge in the future. The MA offers you a forum to discuss and reflect on the repercussions of the dynamics of European Jewish history to this day and reflect critically on contemporary public debates about cultural diversity, power and concepts of state.
Dr Daniel Wildmann is happy to answer any questions you may have about the MA.