Public Humanities

Faculty and Graduate Student Outreach

  • Doctoral candidate Erin Faigin (history) and Professor Sunny Yudkoff recently participated in the Mellon Sawyer Seminar “Jewish Multilingualism in the Midwest: Yiddish Translations of Urban Experience,” hosted by the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (February 2021). Read here in Yiddish about their presentations.
  • Professor Sunny Yudkoff joins other literary scholars to recommend readings for our current moment in the roundtable Pandemic and Plague: Literary Encounters. To read Sholem Aleichem’s 1901 monologue “The Pot,” click here for English and here for Yiddish.
  • Graduate student (History) Dylan Kaufman-Obstler presented a paper entitled “Debating a Yiddish Future: The Paradox of Yiddish Communist Education in the United States” at the Biennial Scholars Conference on American Jewish History (June, 2020).
  • Graduate students Matthew Greene (German, Nordic, Slavic) and Chad Gibbs (History) expand the historical record of the survivors of Treblinka :
  • Graduate student (History) Dylan Kaufman-Obstler published a review for In Geveb of Naomi Prawer Kadar’s new book Raising Secular Jews: Yiddish Schools and Their Periodicals for American Children, 1917-1950 . You can read the review here.