Starts: Oct 28, 2013 9:30:00 AM
May 7, 2013 1:00:00 PM
End: May 17, 2013 7:30:00 PM
Location: various venues, UCL Bloomsbury Campus More...
The panel investigates shifts in the role of the Holocaust in European public debates in the recent past. Contrasting developments in Poland, Germany, and Great Britain, we will identify common threads as well as differences in perceiving, presenting, memorizing the mass murder of European Jewries.
The Yiddish Forverts has recently published a report from the Graduate Student Conference on ‘Jewish Spirituality in Eastern Europe – a Textual Perspective,’ held at the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UCL on 6-7 June, 2012. The article, authored by conference participant Adi Mahalel (Columbia University), is available online on the website of the Forverts: http://yiddish.forward.com/node/4589 More...
Over a period of three years, the Hebrew and Jewish Studies Department at UCL has been cooperating in a research project devoted to 'Cultural Continuitiy in the Diaspora: Paris and Berlin in 1917-1937', based at the Department of European Studies and Modern Languages, University of Bath, and in cooperation with the Centre for European and International Studies at the University of Portsmouth. The project had been funded by the Leverhulme Trust Academic Collaboration-International Network scheme. Among the initiators of the project had been the late John D. Klier. More...
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Dr Helen Beer - Ben Zion Margulies Lecturer in Yiddish.
Dr Beer, a native Yiddish speaker, was born in Melbourne, Australia. Her first degree from Monash University was in English Literature and Musicology followed by a Diploma of Education. She completed a Yiddish Teachers' Seminar in Melbourne and has taught Yiddish Language and Literature since the age of 17.
As there was no university level Yiddish available in Australia, she attended the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Masters Degree Programme in Yiddish. She completed her D.Phil. at the University of Oxford on the subject of the Ballads of Itsik Manger.
Helen Beer is Lecturer in Yiddish at UCL and Departmental Tutor. She is also Tutor in Yiddish at Oxford University Department of Continuing Education. She teaches and lectures extensively in Britain and Europe and has participated in numerous Yiddish summer programmes in Oxford, Brussels, Paris.
Her main research interests are modern Yiddish literature and Yiddish folklore, Yiddish literature in Poland between the wars, Romanian Yiddish literature.
She is currently working on a biography of Itsik Manger. She translated 'Translations into and from Yiddish' by M. Litvine published by the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (1991). She wrote on Itsik Manger's earliest ballads for Oxforder Yidish 3,(1995) and has several entries in the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers (Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001). She also works as a translator from Yiddish to English and from English to Yiddish.