Goethe University, Germany
Louis and Bessie Stein Term Fellowship
Albert J. Wood Fellowship

Research Topic

The Role of Graves of Sainted Individuals in the Religious Lives of Individual and Community

Minhag and Migration: Jewish Books of Customs Beyond the Borders of Historical Ashkenaz


Lucia Raspe is currently Visiting Professor at the University of Potsdam. Her publications include Jüdische Hagiographie im mittelalterlichen Aschkenas (Jewish Hagiography in Medieval Ashkenaz) (2006) as well as numerous articles on medieval and early modern memory and identity in Ashkenazi Culture. Raspe’s research at the center will focus on minhagim, or Jewish books of customs, in the German-Jewish diaspora in Italy during the Early Modern era.



Challenging the methodological divide between history and anthropology in the study of Jews and Judaism.