Event Archive

Lecture & Discussion with Ukrainian Yiddishist Oksana Shcherba

“Yiddish-Ukrainian Translation”
March 14, 2022
Oksana Shcherba is an independent researcher and Yiddish translator from Kyiv, Ukraine.

"On Translating Yiddish: New Ventures in the American Yiddish Press"

A panel discussion featuring
Madeleine (Mindl) Cohen (Academic Director, National Yiddish Book Center)
Jordan Finkin (Founder and Director, Naydus Press)
Jessica Kirzane (Editor-in-chief, In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies)

March 10, 2022

Art Salon with Yevgeniy Fiks

“Birobidzhan and Yiddish Contemporary Art”
February 20, 2022

Moscow-born, New York-based artist Yevgeniy Fiks discusses several of his conceptual art projects produced since 2009 that address the past, alternative past, and the present of the Jewish Autonomous Region of Birobidzhan situated in the Far East of the Soviet Union, now Russian Federation.

"COVID in Context: Health Culture among Yiddish and Pennsylvania Dutch Speakers"

A panel discussion featuring
Zackary Sholem Berger, MD (Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University)
Heather Munro (Anthropologist)
Mark Louden (Professor of Germanic Linguistics, UW-Madison)
Cara Rock-Singer (Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, UW-Madison)

January 27, 2022

“The Yiddish Sentence: Social Meaning Reflected in Grammatical Variation”

A lecture given by Isaac Bleaman (University of California-Berkeley) as part of the Mayrent Graduate Seminar on “The Yiddish Object”

May 2, 2021

"Reading 'Shpinoza': A Heretic in Yiddish and Hebrew" (March 18, 2021)

Warren Zev Harvey (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

“Jacob Klatzin:
Spinoza’s Heretical Hebrew Translator”

Daniel Schwartz (George Washington University)

“Should the Excommunication of Spinoza Be Lifted? Hebrew and Yiddish Perspectives, 1927-1956″

Allan Nadler (Drew University, emeritus)

“Jacob Shatsky: Spinoza’s Heretical Yiddish Propagator”

Keren Mock (Sciences Po Paris/University of Paris)

“A Reading of the Last Sentence of the Ethics:
From Spinoza to Scholem”

Annette Aronowicz (Franklin & Marshall College, emerita)

“A Jewish Communist Caught Between Loyalty and Betrayal: Spinoza in the Cold War Context”

Sound Salon with Eléonore Biezunski

“Yerushe: Bringing the Archive to Life”
February 28, 2021

A virtual event hosted by the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at UW-Madison on February 28, 2020, featuring the talent of musician and sound archivist Eléonore Biezunski