“digital humanities”

Pedagogy

The Promises and Frustrations of Yiddish Studies Research during a Time of Quarantine: A Case Study

Zachary M. Baker

This essay is a companion piece to my article, “Freidus, Borokhov, and the Café Royal.” Baker explains the research methods behind the article, assessing the rewards and pitfalls of researching using exclusively on what is available online and the resources he has in his home, during the coronavirus pandemic.

Blog

On Learning Yiddish in a Pandemic

Faith Hillis

Faith Hillis reflects on building digital Yiddish community amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests.

Pedagogy

10 Things I Have Learned from Teaching Yiddish Online

Paula Teitelbaum

As many Yiddish instructors have abruptly had to move their courses online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Paula Teitelbaum shares lessons and wisdom from her extensive experience with online Yiddish pedagogy.

Pedagogy

Teaching Yiddish (Language, Culture, History, etc.) Online: Call for Submissions

The Editors

Universities around the globe have closed their campuses and many of our readers are shifting their courses online. In geveb is seeking best practices, advice, lesson plans, asynchronous assignments, descriptions of why and how you use particular digital tools and resources, personal essays, and more.

Interview

The Promise and Peril of Digital Research in Yiddish: An Interview with Gerben Zaagsma

Elena Hoffenberg

Elena Hoffernberg interviews Gerben Zaagsma about his path to studying Yiddish in the Spanish Civil War; the potency and the frustrations of digital research; and the future of digital studies and Yiddish.

Interview

Inside the Yiddish Folk Song: An Interview with Mark Slobin

Ari Kelman

Ari Kelman talks with Mark Slobin about Inside the Yiddish Folk Song, a new website project currently under construction, which aims to be an accessible, comprehensive online introduction to the full complexity of the Yiddish folk song tradition.

Pedagogy

Online Yiddish Language Instruction: A Conversation

The Editors

A conversation between language instructors who teach and think about online courses, answering a series of questions that we posed in order to reflect on the state of online Yiddish language learning. 

Blog

Avant-garde Journals in geveb: A Manifesto for Yiddish Cybernetics, Part 1

Raphael Koenig and The Editors

Announcing a hybrid avant-garde academic project linking the early 20th century with the early 21st. 

Pedagogy

Experiencing History: Jewish Perspectives on the Holocaust

Emil Kerenji

In November 2016, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum launched the beta version of Experiencing History: Jewish Perspectives on the Holocaust, a primary-source teaching tool that aims to bring Jewish sources from the Holocaust to the North American undergraduate classroom. Emil Kerenji describes the tool and how it can be used. 

Pedagogy

The Yiddish Radio Project: Lessons from the Intermediate Yiddish Language Classroom

Sunny Yudkoff

The third in a series of reflections on Yiddish pedagogy in the digital age. Here, Sunny Yudkoff discusses her use of radio broadcasts in her Yiddish courses. 

Pedagogy

Teaching Yiddish in the Digital Age

Paula Teitelbaum

The fourth in a series of reflections on Yiddish pedagogy in the digital age. Here, Paula Teitlebaum discusses the way that digital technology has shaped her teaching.

Pedagogy

Online Yiddish Classes at the Workmen's Circle

Kolya Borodulin

The second in a series of reflections on Yiddish pedagogy in the digital age. Here, Nikolai Borodulin reflects on the challenges and rewards of teaching Yiddish courses online. 

Pedagogy

The Digital Yiddish Classroom: Reflections on Teaching Yiddish in the Digital Age

Sarah Ellen Zarrow

The first in a series of reflections on Yiddish pedagogy in the digital age. 

Interview

Sholem Aleichem's Digital Turn

Madeleine Cohen and Diana Clarke

An interview with Jeremy Dauber about the new website SholemAleichem.org