Jonathan M. Hess, 1999–2000

Colonizing Diaspora: Debating Jewish Emancipation in Germany, 1781-1815

1999-00

German, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Jonathan M. Hess (Sawyer Seminar Fellow) completed one chapter and finished the research for and began writing another chapter for his book, Colonizing Diaspora: Debating Jewish Emancipation in Germany, 1781–1815. He completed work on an article entitled “Johann David Michaelis and the Colonial Imaginary: Orientalism and the Emergence of Racial Antisemitism in EighteenthCentury Germany,” forthcoming in Jewish Social Studies, and finished an essay, “Memory, History and the Jewish Question: Universal Citizenship and the Colonization of Jewish Memory,” that will be part of an anthology edited by Peter Fritzsche and Alon Confino on The Social Practices of Memory in Germany. Hess is Associate Professor of Germanic Languages, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.