European Seminar on Advanced Jewish Studies 2011-2012 at Oxford on Old Yiddish

In 2011-2012 the European Seminar on Advanced Jewish Studies at the Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies will be devoted to Old Yiddish:

"The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies invites applications to participate in residential workshops at Yarnton Manor taking place from October 2011 to March 2012. Successful applicants will be working with eminent scholars in the same field.

Recipients of an ESAJS Fellowship will be provided with self-catering accommodation on the Yarnton Manor estate and will receive a stipend of £750 per calendar month of tenure.

The Project to be undertaken in 2011-12 is:


Project Leaders: Professor Simon Neuberg,
Dr Jordan Finkin

This seminar group will be devoted to a reevaluation of texts in Old Yiddish through application of the techniques and multidisciplinary approaches developed in recent years within modern Yiddish studies. Building on the long-established tradition of the study of Old Yiddish through a focus on detailed linguistic and philological analyses, this group will seek to situate the texts in their social and cultural contexts, in order to formulate the central features of a systematic approach to this literature through which these core texts can take their rightful place within the broader field of Yiddish Studies."

See the project description here. Visit the website to download more information about applying and the application form.

1 October 2011 - 30 March 2012