Yiddish in the new millennium

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The University of Ottawa's Vered Jewish Canadian Studies Program presents:

Yiddish in the new millennium: A Symposium on New Yiddish Language and Culture

University of Ottawa, Canada
November 5-6, 2016

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

You are warmly invited to take part in a symposium devoted to new developments in Yiddish language and culture.

“Yiddish in the New Millennium” will bring together a group of teachers, literary scholars, musicians, translators, performers, linguists, archivists and activists from across North America, Europe, Israel and Japan to present their research.

The symposium has two parts:

  1. Saturday, Nov. 5 from 7:30 pm-9:30 pm, at Library and Archives Canada. The opening session, co-sponsored by the Jacob M. Lowy Collection at Library and Archives Canada, features a performance-talk by ethnomusicologist and musician Dr. Judith Cohen.
  2. Sunday, Nov. 6 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, at University of Ottawa. A full day of lectures on Yiddish pedagogy, literature and film, Haredi Yiddish, translation, digitization and oral history, and performance.

All sessions are free and open to the public. Seating is limited (100 for Saturday evening and 25 for Sunday), and advance reservations are required.

For the full program or to reserve a spot, please visit: https://www.jewishottawa.com/community-calendar/yiddish-in-the-new-millennium-1475075548

For more information, please write to Prof. Rebecca Margolis, at rmargoli@uOttawa.ca

We hope to see you at this exciting event!

Rebecca Margolis

Speakers Include:

  • Judith Cohen (York University) on Yiddish and Judeo-Spanish music
  • Brukhe Lang (John Hopkins University) and Satoko Kamoshida (University of Tokyo) on Yiddish language-learning
  • Chaya R. Nove (CUNY) and Steffen Krogh (Aarhus University) on Haredi Yiddish
  • Sarah Ponichtera (YIVO Institute for Jewish Research)
  • Christa Whitney (Yiddish Book Center)
  • Leah Zazulyer, and Rhea Tregebov (University of British Columbia) on digitization and translation
  • Gennady Estraikh (NYU), Khayke Beruriah Wiegand (Oxford)
  • Natalia Vesselova (University of Ottawa), and Justin Cammy (Smith College) on Yiddish literature and film, and Diego Rotman (Hebrew University) and Anna Shternshis (University of Toronto) on Yiddish performance


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