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Yiddish/Jewish Cultures: A Graduate Student Conference

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Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher(s): Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies

Author(s): Shiri Goren; Hannah Pressman; Lara Rabinovitch; Shiri Goren; Hannah Pressman; Lara Rabinovitch

Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Fall 2006, pp.38-39.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Curriculum)
Politics (Political ideologies and movements)

Keywords: Academic Research; Meeting; Judaic Studies; Yiddish

Type: Report

Coverage: United States United States


The authors review the graduate student conference they convened at New York University, entitled "Yiddish / Jewish Cultures: Literature, History, Thought in Eastern European Diasporas". In addition to discussing themes of discussion from the conference, the authors contend that their conference can be seen as a model of the ways in which departmental support can provide opportunities for leadership and for unique interdisciplinary collaboration.