The Taube Department of Jewish Studies is pleased to host Prof. Nathan Cohen, who will be giving three lectures:
27 November 2019 at 3:15pm in the Prof. Woronczak lecture hall Libe, farbrekhn un fantazye – yidishe populere literatur biz 1914 (un ariber) ליבע, פאַרברעכן און פאַנטאַזיע – ייִדישע פאָפולערע ליטעראַטור ביז 1914 (און אַרביער). (lecture in Yiddish as part of the XIII Friedman Seminar)
28 October 2019 at 6:30pm in the Prof. Woronczak lecture hall Yiddish Books and Newspaper Publishing Policies (lecture in English)
29 October 2019 4.40pm, room 114 Abi gezunt! Health Care and Hygiene Rules in Yiddish Publications (lecture in Yiddish)
All lectures are open to the public.
Nathan Cohen is Associate Professor at the Center for Yiddish Studies at Bar Ilan University, Israel. His research focuses on East European Jewish cultural history in the 19th and 20th centuries and on modern Yiddish literature. His book Books, Writers and Newspapers: The Jewish Cultural Center in Warsaw, 1918-1942 was published in Hebrew in 2003 by the Hebrew University Magnes Press, Jerusalem. The book is being translated into Polish and will be published by the Jewish Historical Institute ŻIH (2020). Prof. Cohen’s current research analyzes the changing reading habits in Yiddish in the Russian Empire and Poland between 1865 and 1914. He has been associate editor of Yad Vashem Studies since 1998.