Diario Judío México - Call for Papers: European Yiddish Academic Workshop: Yiddish Culture in its European Context

Lund University, October 20-28, 2012.

The chair of Yiddish at Lund University, Sweden, in corporation with the chairs of Yiddish at the Heinrich-Heine University of Duesseldorf and the University of Amsterdam, are pleased to announce the convening of the first European Yiddish Academic Workshop. This annual meeting will assemble senior and junior European researchers in the field of Yiddish from its earliest appearance in Europe to date.

Scholars of Yiddish of all ranks (including Ph.D. students) are invited to submit a proposal for a presentation in this workshop. The topics to be discussed this year are: 1. Yiddish Culture after 1945; 2. European Centers of Yiddish Culture in the 20th Century. The lectures may cover topics related to questions of language, literature, history, folklore or any other relevant academic field. Length of a presentation is 20 minutes followed by a 15 minutes discussion.

Senior participants will be asked to finance their own cost of travel, while the organizers will cover the costs of hotel and meals during the meeting. The organizers will pay for travel expenses for junior scholars including Ph.D. students. Deadline for submitting a proposal for a lecture is May 15, 2012 and proposals of no more than 400 words should be sent to [email protected]


Alvina Hovhannisyan
Yerevan State University
Department of Arabic Studies
1 Alex Manoogian str., 0025 Yerevan,
Tel: +37410 57 33 30 (work)


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