Jewish Culture and History

Jewish Culture and History is an inter-disciplinary journal which brings together the best of current research in Jewish social history with innovative work in Jewish cultural studies. The journal includes cutting-edge research by younger scholars as well as established specialists, reviews of recent publications, and a documents section in each issue reproduces selected primary materials from archives and lesser-known resources for the study of Jewish culture and history. The journal explores previously neglected areas of the Jewish experience from a range of different perspectives including Jewish popular culture, social and political history, literary and cultural representation of Jews, and the global contexts of Jewish culture and history.

Publishes 3 issues a year. 

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Latest articles

Volume 17 (3)

Editorial Board
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Jewish Studies at the University of Graz and in Austria
Gerald Lamprecht, vol. 17 (3): 183-188
Viennese newspapers and Jewish reading habits around 1900
Klaus Hödl, vol. 17 (3): 189-202
‘Der König rief, und alle, alle kamen’ Jewish military chaplains on duty in the Austro-Hungarian army during World War I
Dieter J. Hecht, vol. 17 (3): 203-216
A time of upheaval in an anti-Semitic environment – the representation of the Jewish population in Austria in the parliamentary debates from 1917–1919
Thomas Stoppacher, vol. 17 (3): 217-232
From Vienna to New York: migration, space and in-betweenness in Im weißen Rößl
Susanne Korbel, vol. 17 (3): 233-248
The emergence of scientific literature in Hebrew for children and youth in the nineteenth century: preliminary directions for research
Tal Kogman, vol. 17 (3): 249-263
From melting pot to multiculturalism: Eshkol Nevo’s Ashkenazi comedy
Gideon Nevo, vol. 17 (3): 264-281
The image and its prohibition in Jewish antiquity
Natalie Lantz, vol. 17 (3): 282-285
The modernity of others: Jewish anti-Catholicism in Germany and France
Olaf Blaschke, vol. 17 (3): 285-287
Roads Taken. The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way
Kristoff Kerl, vol. 17 (3): 287-289
The Music Libel Against the Jews
Judah M. Cohen, vol. 17 (3): 289-292
Jewish Contiguities and the Soundtrack of Israeli History
Miranda L. Crowdus, vol. 17 (3): 293-295

Volume 17 (1-2)

Behind the Screens: Immigrants, émigrés and exiles in mid twentieth-century Los Angeles
Jeffrey Fear, vol. 17 (1-2): 1-21
Final crossings: Carl Laemmle between Laupheim and Los Angeles
Cristina Stanca-Mustea, vol. 17 (1-2): 22-44
‘The antithesis of the film magnate’: Irving Thalberg and the politics of ethno-religious identity in early Hollywood
Kathleen A. Feeley, vol. 17 (1-2): 45-58
Liberties and constraints: émigré producers in Hollywood Motion Pictures from the 1930s to the early 1950s
Margrit Frölich, vol. 17 (1-2): 59-80
Illuminated Darkness: Exiles and Émigrés in the Golden Age of Hollywood
Doris Berger, vol. 17 (1-2): 81-93
Anti-fascist theater and dance in Californian exile: “For the time being a row of palm trees is nothing but a nice façade”
Marion Kant, vol. 17 (1-2): 94-114
Werner Richard Heymann in Hollywood: a case study of German-Jewish emigration after 1933 as a transnational experience
Joachim Schlör, vol. 17 (1-2): 115-132