Announcing: Intensive Workshop on Reading Handwritten Yiddish

The Editors

In conversations we have had over the years about how we can generate in-person as well as online community around Yiddish Studies, one of the ideas that has emerged is a desire to use our platform to cosponsor, promote, and facilitate workshops, conferences, and other events. We’re particularly excited about opportunities that help researchers attain practical skills that would help them to further their scholarship, as well as interact with one another and form new connections, friendships, ideas and collaborations. In other words, we’re excited to promote the kind of learning that could lead more of our readers to send us more of their archival finds!

That’s why In geveb is proud to be among the cosponsors for an intensive workshop on reading handwritten Yiddish that will be held September 6-7, 2020 at the University of Chicago. The workshop, which will be taught by Yankl Salant, will focus on practical skills Yiddish scholars need when they encounter and need to decipher handwritten Yiddish documents. The workshop, a collaborative project between Jewish Studies programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Chicago, as well as the Germanic Studies Department, Center for East European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Chicago, and the University of Chicago Language Center, is a tuition-free opportunity to hone specific skills that may not receive as much focus in a traditional language class but are necessary for those in the field of Yiddish Studies.

More information about the workshop, including details about how to apply, can be found here. Some funding may be available to defray travel costs.

If you have further questions, please write to the workshop’s organizer, Jessica Kirzane ([email protected]).

Editors, The. “Announcing: Intensive Workshop on Reading Handwritten Yiddish.” In geveb, January 2020:
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The Editors