About the Institute
Welcome to the Institute for Jewish Philosophy and Religion!
In April 2014, the University of Hamburg founded a Chair for Jewish Philosophy and Religion with the appointment of Professor Giuseppe Veltri. For the first time in its history, the University has created a framework for the academic study of Judaism, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration across the fields of Jewish Studies, Philosophy, Early Modern Period studies and Manuscript studies.
In October 2016 the Faculty of Humanities introduces a Master’s Program in Jewish Philosophy and Religion, the first subject program of its kind in Germany. Teaching and research are supported by Hamburg’s good library resources in the field of Hebrew and Jewish studies, and specialist collections in Jewish philosophy. The Institute is part of the Department of Philosophy and operates in close cooperation with researchers and fellows based at the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies and with the team of the PESHAT project.