Senior Lecturer in Jewish Studies
Hannah Holtschneider joined the University of Edinburgh in 2005, following a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations and the University of Cambridge. She is a cultural historian of twentieth-century Jewish history, with a particular focus on the impact of the Holocaust on Jewish/non-Jewish relations.
Hannah is the author of 'The Holocaust and Representations of Jews: History and Identity in the Museum' (Routledge 2011) and 'German Protestants Remember the Holocaust: Theology and the Construction of Collective Memory' (Lit. Verlag 2001), as well as numerous articles on Jewish/non-Jewish relations. She is currently PI of a major AHRC-funded project on Jewish migration to Scotland.
MPhil PgDip PhD
Committee Member of British Association for Jewish Studies.
Co-editor of Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History.
Member of the Weinstein Holocaust Symposium, held biannually at Wroxton College, Fairleigh Dickinson University.
I welcome applications from students with a strong academic background in Jewish Studies or another relevant Humanities discipline.
My own expertise primarily lies in the following areas:
In addition to these areas of expertise, joint supervision with colleagues in other Subject Areas in the School of Divinity is possible, as well as co-supervision arrangements with colleagues in parts of the University. For a list of staff with a research interest in Jewish Studies, see the Jewish Studies Network webpage. The Jewish Studies Network offers opportunities for graduate students to network within the University of Edinburgh, and with staff and students at other Scottish and northern English universities, and participate in a series of events across the academic year.
For more information please see the Jewish Studies research area page.
Maria Güther, MSc by Research, Cultural Studies, 2013 (assistant supervisor).
Sami Helewa, PhD Religious Studies, 2012 (assistant supervisor).
Ritske Rensma, PhD Religious Studies, 2008 (assistant supervisor).
Hannah researches in the following areas:
You can find regular updates about my research and knowledge exchange/impact activities here: http://jewishmigrationtoscotland.is.ed.ac.uk/
2015-2018: 'Jewish Lives, Scottish Spaces: Jewish Migration to Scotland, 1880-1950' (PI, AHRC funded)