Cooperation and International Projects

As an associated institute, Steinheim Institute is closely linked to the University of Duisburg-Essen. The management and the staff of the Institute are regularly engaged in teaching assignments at the University. Students are offered a range of courses that are often practice-oriented, some taking place at the Steinheim Institute, and also includes excursions.

Another essential asset is the library with its vast collections on German-Jewish intellectual and cultural history available to students and teachers for research work.

Steinheim Institute is a founding member of the Johannes Rau Research Association NRW (JRF) cooperating with other members of JRF, six of which are affiliated institutes of our university. Joint events, projects and publications pair up scientists from a wide range of disciplines, aiming to contribute to the growing international prominence of North Rhine-Westphalia’s diverse research landscape.

Cooperation regarding conferences and publications also exists with other universities especially in NRW, with the Rhineland Regional Council and not least with the neighbouring “Alte Synagoge – House of Jewish Culture Essen”.

The distinguished expertise of the Institute is deployed in the field of the material Jewish heritage of a millennium, in particular in the field of Hebrew and Hebrew-German epigraphy (synagogues, cemeteries, spolia), within regional, national and international collaborations, including the EU-funded portal Judaica Europeana.

The Institute is also internationally networked in the field of digital humanities, where as a small institution it enjoys an exceptionally high reputation. As a long-standing consortium partner of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research-funded DARIAH-DE infrastructure project, Steinheim Institute is involved in the humanities efforts (Text+Consortium) of the new Initiative for the National Research Data Infrastructure (Nationale Forschungsdateninfrastruktur, NFDI).