A seminar in honour of Professor Julius Carlebach, who taught sociology and Jewish studies at Sussex from 1968 to 1989 and who died on 17 April last year, is to take place in the Meeting House on 13 May.
Entitled 'Towards a cultural history of the Jews of Hamburg', the seminar will explore aspects of the history of Hamburg with special reference to German-Jewish cultural life and the achievements of the Carlebach family.
"As Lecturer in Sociology he brought to AFRAS not only a lively sense of humour, but also a rich record of research," says Professor Edward Timms, Director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies. "He epitomized that interdisciplinary approach to education for which Sussex is justly famous."
An exhibition entitled 'The diverse life of Julius Carlebach, 1922-2001' will run from 6-31 May in the Library foyer. The exhibition will reflect his childhood in Hamburg, his experiences as a refugee in London, his time in the British navy, his social work in Kenya and his academic achievements at Cambridge, Bristol, Sussex and Heidelberg.
Professor Carlebach was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1994 and the Distinguished Service Medal of Baden-Württemberg in 1998 in recognition of his pre-eminent role in the revival of Jewish studies.