The Contemporary Hasidic Yiddish research group at University College London and the UCL Institute of Jewish Studies are delighted to announce the launch of an online seminar series on Contemporary Hasidic Yiddish language. The seminar series is dedicated to the memory of UCL Professor Ada Rapoport-Albert, a world-leading scholar of the history of the Hasidic movement. The series is devoted to the exploration of all facets of contemporary and historical Hasidic Yiddish worldwide. After an inaugural round-table discussion on 'Perspectives on Hasidic Yiddish Language' we start our year-long series with monthly academic lectures held online at 6pm (UK local time) on the first (or sometimes second) Tuesday of every month. For enquiries, please write to email@example.com.
The seminar series will take place online. For security purposes, an Eventbrite link will be provided for registration ahead of each session.
4 Aug 2020 Inaugural round table on 'Perspectives on Hasidic Yiddish language' with
- Khayele (Helen) Beer, UCL
- Meyer Labin, Yiddish writer and journalist
- Tali Loewenthal, UCL
- Heather Munro, Durham University
- Naomi Seidman, University of Toronto
Recording available upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
13 October 2020 Dalit Assouline, University of Haifa
Heritage Hasidic Yiddish in Israel
3 November 2020 Eli Rubin, UCL
Yiddish and the imbrications of language in Habad Hasidism
1 December 2020 Tali Loewenthal, UCL
Yiddish in London Habad schools (talk in Yiddish, with English subtitles)
12 January 2021 Isaac L. Bleaman, UC Berkeley
Attitudes toward change in a maintained language: Yiddish in New York
2 February 2021 Wojciech Tworek, University of Wrocław
The Rise of Hasidic Yiddish theatre
2 March 2021 Chaya Nove, CUNY
Language variation and Hasidic orientation in New York
6 April 2021 Avi Blitz, Indiana University
The Tsene-rene: Hasidic Versions
4 May 2021 Ayala Fader, Fordham University
1 June 2021 Eli Benedict, UCL and Yung Yidish
Yiddish among ex-Hasidim
6 July 2021 Steffen Krogh, Aarhus University
Is Haredi Satmar Yiddish a Creole?
TBC Shmuel Hiley, Yiddish author and scholar