In Geveb was founded six years ago by a group of then-graduate students to be a central location for the field of Yiddish Studies. It is a free, open-access digital platform without academic affiliation, with a mission to extend the boundaries of the field while fostering community within the field. Editor-in-chief Jessica Kirzane will discuss how the journal’s born-digital platform and independent funding model open up new arenas for scholarly publishing and collaboration. Her talk will focus especially on the pedagogy section of the journal, which addresses the work many Yiddish Studies practitioners perform day in and day out.
Jessica Kirzane is an Assistant Instructional Professor in Yiddish at the University of Chicago and Editor-inchief of In Geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies. She was a 2017 Translation Fellow and a 2018 Pedagogy Fellow at the Yiddish Book Center.