Simone Lässig

Director

German Historical Institute Washington
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW | Washington DC 20009
Phone +1.202.387.3355

prolaessig@ghi-dc.org

Biographical Summary

Simone Lässig is a cultural and social historian of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her research has focused on Jewish history, religion and religiosity, philanthropy and patronage, and memory cultures and the politics of memory. Simone Lässig has done work on educational media and she is particularly interested in digital history.

Main Areas of Interest

  • History of knowledge
  • German social and cultural history
  • Jewish history
  • The history of religion and religiosity
  • Family and kinship in modern history