Bard-YIVO Institute Winter Intersession Program

The newly established Bard-YIVO Institute for East European Jewish History and Culture will start its activities with a special winter program:

"YIVO will inaugurate this new educational initiative with a special program taking place from January 10 to January 26, 2012. The program will consist of nine mini-courses, taught by leading academics. Students may enroll in as many as three courses. Students have the option of receiving credit from Bard College.

Schedule of Classes

Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 10-26, 2012. Students may enroll in as many as three classes, provided that they meet at different times. They will be held at YIVO, located at 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY.

Morning Sessions

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

BARBARA HARSHAV (YALE UNIVERSITY), “The Art of Yiddish Translation”

ADINA CIMET, “Jewish Lublin: From its Constitution to its Restitution”

Afternoon Sessions

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

DAVID FISHMAN (JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY), “The History of East European Jewish Life”

PAUL GLASSER (YIVO), “Introduction to the History and Geography of Yiddish”

ROBERT SHAPIRO (BROOKLYN COLLEGE), “Archival Research in Yiddish Sources”

Evening Sessions

4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
JONATHAN BRENT (YIVO), “Sholem Aleichem, Issac Babel, Philip Roth”

ALEKSANDRA SHATSKIKH, “Vitebsk: From Jewish Settlement to the Center of the Russian Avant-Garde”

ITZIK GOTTESMAN, “East European Jewish folklore”

10 January 2012 - 26 January 2012