Tauber News

The Tauber Institute is currently accepting applications from PhD students for Graduate Research Awards. More information can be found on the Research Grants page. Applications are due December 8, 2017 and winners will be announced by February 15, 2018.

Rawidowicz Memorial Lecture

The 54th Annual Simon Rawidowicz Memorial Lecture was delivered by Elisheva Baumgarten, the Yitzak Becker professor of Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The lecture, "Matchmaking and Medieval Family Dynamics: Did Parents Ever Have the Final Word?" explored the myth of arranged marriages in the time before modernity, and the reality of matchmaking and marriage in the medieval Jewish world during the High Middle Ages within Jewish and Christian cultures. To watch the complete lecture, visit the Tauber lectures page. 


The Tauber Institute is devoted to the study of modern European Jewish history, thought, culture and society. It has a special interest in studying the Holocaust and its aftermath within the context of modern European intellectual, political and social history.

The institute is organized on a multidisciplinary basis with the participation of scholars in Jewish studies, history, philosophy, political science, sociology, literature and other disciplines.

The institute was founded in 1980 as a result of a major benefaction by Dr. Laszlo N. Tauber and is named in honor of his parents.