Digital Humanities Lab

UWM Projects in Digital Humanities: Digital Yiddish Theater


Project Title: Digital Yiddish Theater

Primary UWM Contact: Joel Berkowitz

Affiliated Institutions: Fourteen core group members in the US, Canada, Germany, Israel, and the Netherlands, plus an Advisory Board whose members are located throughout the US and Europe, plus Argentina and Israel.

Description: The Digital Yiddish Theater Project is a research consortium dedicated to the application of digital humanities tools and methods to the study of Yiddish theater and drama. Founded in 2012, the DYTP is an experiment in scholarly collaboration across dozens of fields, methodologies, and institutions. Our members include theater researchers, historians, literary scholars, musicologists, film scholars, librarians, archivists, performers, musicians, and independent scholars who are among the leading scholars of Yiddish theater, drama, and related fields.