6 2016

Viskonsin! Tales of Yiddish Wisconsin (Mayrent Institute)

1:00PM - 4:00PM  

Memorial Library, Room 126 728 State St.
Madison, WI 53706

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In 1916, the University of Wisconsin–Madison became the nation's—and possibly the world's—first institute of higher education to offer Yiddish language instruction when Professor Louis Bernard Wolfenson began teaching courses in the vernacular language of Ashkenazi Jews. With presentations by Henry Sapoznik, Mark Louden, Jonathan Pollack, Francie Saposnik and Sunny Yudkoff, the Viskonsin symposium celebrates this important centenary with reflections on the history of Yiddish at UW, the current state of Yiddish studies, and thoughts on the next 100 years.

Sponsor: Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture