Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG)
Ariel and Joshua Weiner Family Fellowship

Research Topic

French Jews, Legal Practice, and the Construction of Empire


Noëmie Duhaut is a member of the History Department at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz, Germany. She specializes in the history of Jews in modern Europe, Jewish politics, and legal practice. While at the Katz Center, she will examine the role of French Jewish legal actors in imperial expansion.

Duhaut received her PhD from University College London with a dissertation on French Jewish internationalism in the nineteenth century. Her doctoral research was supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Posen Foundation. She has previously held fellowships at the German Historical Institute in Paris, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Central European University in Budapest, and Dartmouth College.

Selected publications

  • “‘A French Jew Emancipated the Blacks’: Discursive Strategies of French Jews in the Age of Transnational Emancipations,” French Historical Studies 44.4 (2021)
  • “L’Alliance israélite universelle, les Juifs roumains et l’idée d’Europe,” Archives Juives 53.2 (2020)



Studying law between the eighteenth and twenty-first centuries, an age of transition from a world of empires to the modern age of the nation-state and international law.