Date(s) - 29/10/2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Yiddish Research Seminar
“Di geshikhte fun Yidish in permanenter oysshtelung in Polin muzey in Varshe”
(The history of Yiddish in the permanent exhibition of Polin Museum in Warsaw.)
Presented by Prof Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Note: seminar is conducted in Yiddish
POLIN Museum is dedicated to recovering the thousand-year history of Polish Jews and transmitting the civilization they created to future generations. Yiddish language and culture are a central part of this story. This illustrated lecture will trace the story of Yiddish as shown in the core exhibition from the medieval period to the present, portraying the earliest Yiddish writing (13th century), early modern Yiddish books, the rise of modern Yiddish culture and its flowering during the interwar years, Yiddish diaries written during the Holocaust, Yiddish culture in Poland post- Holocaust and the revival of Yiddish since the fall of communism.
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. She is in Australia as Kronhill Visiting Scholar.
She is University Professor Emerita and Professor Emerita of Performance Studies at New York University. Her books include Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage; Image before My Eyes: A Photographic History of Jewish Life in Poland, 1864–1939 (with Lucjan Dobroszycki); They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust (with Mayer Kirshenblatt), and Anne Frank Unbound: Media, Imagination, Memory (with Jeffrey Shandler).
Seminar conducted in Yiddish.
Please RSVP by
Tuesday 27 October 2015
For further information, please contact
Hinde Ena Burstin