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Jessica Kirzane: Collaborative Digital Open Access Publishing and Community Building. In Geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies

Thursday, March 12 2020 3:00 pm

Digital Humanities Lab, Golda Meir Library UWM

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.

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Jim Loeffler: How Shoah became Genocide: Raphael Lemkin and the Universalization of the Holocaust

Thursday, April 30 2020 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Postponed until Fall, 2020.

Greene Memorial Museum
3367 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211

The biography of Raphael Lemkin has become a highly contested topic in political debates in about the meaning of the Holocaust, the Nakba, and genocide. James Loeffler examines Lemkin’s forgotten prewar Jewish political career and its imprint on his legal thought and asks why and how this part of Lemkin’s past vanished from the historical record, and why it has yet to be. Finally, he suggests how the recovery of Lemkin’s politics helps to reframe the current political impasse in the historiography of Holocaust and genocide studies.