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College of Arts & Sciences
Jewish Studies Program


Dovid Katz Lecture

Thursday, March 24, 2011 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm



“Recovering Lithuanian Yiddish between Apocalypse and Homeland Extinction: Post-Holocaust Yiddish Dialectology in Eastern Europe”

Dovid Katz
Founder of Yiddish Studies at Oxford University

Dovid Katz is one of the preeminent scholars of Yiddish in the world. A former Guggenheim fellow and Visiting Professor at Yale University, Katz founded and directed Yiddish Studies at Oxford University and the Vilnius Yiddish Institute at Vilnius University, Lithuania. He has won both the Manger Prize and the Zhitlovsky Prize in Yiddish Literature. 

 Place: Gambrell 152