Yiddish in the New Millennium: 

A Symposium on New Yiddish Language and Culture

University of Ottawa, November 5-6, 2016

About the Symposium

Yiddish is far from “dead” or “dying,” with many exciting new developments in the Yiddish language and culture since the beginning of the new millennium. This symposium brings together international scholars to present their research on areas of innovation in Yiddish since the year 2000.

Saturday evening begins with an opening session from 7:30-9:30 pm and a performance talk on "Yiddish and Judeo-Spanish Songs" by Judith Cohen of York University. Saturday's event takes place at Library and Archives, Canada.

Sunday includes a full day of lectures about Yiddish language and culture. From 9:00-6:30, it features researchers from Canada, the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Israel presenting sessions on Yiddish language learning, Yiddish in the Haredi(Ultra Orthodox) world, Yiddish digitization and oral history, contemporary Yiddish literature and film, translation, and new Yiddish performance. Sunday's event takes place at the University of Ottawa.

Please see the main menu above for more details on the programme, presenters and paper abstracts.

No knowledge of Yiddish is required Yiddish will be spoken as part of some of the lectures, but it will be translated.


To attend this event

While the event is open to the public free of charge, seating is limited and advance reservations are required. To reserve a place for Saturday evening's opening session or Sunday's day of lectures :

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