[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--announcing "Czernowitz at 100: the First Yiddish Language Conference in Historical Perspective"

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Wed Apr 21 18:33:25 EDT 2010

Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements

April 21, 2010

To minimize wear and tear on the untershames, three requests:
1. Send time-sensitive notices well in advance.
2. Send material as plain text:  no HTML, other coding, or attachments;and 
write MENDELE PERSONALS in the subject line.
3. Correspond directly with the person who or organization which has 
posted the notice, *not* with your ever-beleaguered untershames.
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 14:08:46 -0400
From: K Weiser <kweiser at yorku.ca>
Subject: Czernowitz at 100

Czernowitz at 100: the First Yiddish Language Conference in Historical 
ed. Joshua Fogel and Kalman Weiser, Lexington Books, 2010

Czernowitz at 100 represents a collection based on the proceedings of a 
2008 international conference convened at York University in Toronto. Each 
chapter looks back at a portion over a long century, one marked with the 
mass migration of Ashkenazi Jews across the globe, two world wars, the 
Holocaust, the birth of Israel, and the rise and fall of the Soviet bloc. 
They assess the achievements and fate of those who participated in the 
1908 Yiddish Language Conference that was held at Czernowitz, now known as 
Chernivtsi, Ukraine. Featuring contributions from a new generation of 
scholars re-examining Eastern European Jewish life, the successes and 
failures of the Yiddishist movement are examined. The contributors discuss 
how Yiddishism, fascinating example of language-based nationalism~Wshaped 
the political and cultural landscape of territorially dispersed Jews 
across Eastern Europe and the world during the twentieth century.

Contributors include:

Zachary Baker (Stanford University)
Phillip Hollander (University of Wisconsin)
Ezra Mendelsohn (Hebrew University)
David Birnbaum (Solomon and Nathan Birnbaum Archives, Toronto),
Marc Caplan (Johns Hopkins)
Marie Brunhes (Universit de Lille III)
Jess Olson (Yeshiva University)
Linda Lipsky (York University)
Rakhmiel Peltz (Drexel University)
Rebecca Margolis (University of Ottawa)
Matthew Hoffman (Franklin and Marshall College)
Kalman Weiser (York University).

For more details, please see

Please do not use the "reply" key when writing to Mendele. Instead, direct 
your mail as follows:

Material for Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements, i.e. announcements 
of events, commercial publications, requests to which responses should be 
sent exclusively to the request's author, etc., always in plain text (no 
HTML or the like) to:

    victor.bers at yale.edu (in the subject line write Mendele Personal)

Material for postings to Mendele Yiddish literature and language, i.e. 
inquiries and comments of a non-commercial or publicity nature:

     mendele at mailman.yale.edu

IMPORTANT:  Please include your full name as you would like it to appear 
in your posting.  No posting will appear without its author's name. 
Submissions to regular Mendele should not include personal email 
addresses, as responses will be posted for all to read.  They must also 
include the author's name as you would like it to appear.

In order to spare the shamosim time and effort, we request that 
contributors adhere, when applicable, as closely as possible to standard 
English punctuation, grammar, etc. and to the YIVO rules of 
transliteration into Latin letters. A guide to Romanization can be
found at this site:

All other messages should be sent to the shamosim at this address:
mendele at mailman.yale.edu

Mendele on the web: http://mendele.commons.yale.edu/

To join or leave the list: 

More information about the Mendele mailing list