Volovice, Marc

About Me

In my dissertation, I examine the image and status of the German language in modern Jewish history. I am particularly interested in the ambiguous role of German in Jewish national discourse since the late 19th century. 

Academic Background


Princeton University, PhD program (History)


Visiting Student, University of Freiburg

2007-2009 Hebrew University, MA (DAAD Center for German Studies)

Hebrew University, BA (General Studies, Political Science)

Research Interests

  • Modern Jewish History
  • Modern European History
  • Intellectual History

Scholarships and Grants

2014-2015 Doctoral Fellowship from the Israel Institute
2014 Lapidus Summer Fellowship for archival research at the Center for Jewish History, New York

Conference Presentations

  • October 2012. “George’s Steiner “Hollow Miracle” and the Contamination of the German Language”, Conference on the German Language in Jewish Culture, Organized by the Simon Dubnow institute in Leipzig and the Dahlem Humanities Center at the Freie Universität, Berlin.
  • June 2009. “Green Politics in the Service of Forming a Common European Identity” (with Michal Goren). International conference on “1989–2009: Taking Stock of East-West EUnification,” European Forum at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • April 2009. “‘The Officer Entered the House without Taking his Hat off’: Hermeneutics of Politeness under the Nazi Regime.” The International Graduate Students’ Conference for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University


  • “Theodor Herzl”, “Volksgemeinschaft”, Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Stephen Ross (ed.), Routledge Press (forthcoming)
  • “Heroism with an Appeal: On Sophie Scholl: The Last Days, and the Resistance to the Third Reich in German Memory” (in Hebrew), Slil: Online Journal for History, Film and Television, Vol. 3 (Summer 2009): 75–86.