Follow up project: Tal Kogman (Tel Aviv University) and Evita Wiecki (LMU Munich) are organizing a Workshop exploring Hebrew and Yiddish Texts for Jewish Children and Youth, from 1880 through the 1920s
Here is the Call for Papers:
Between the two last decades of the 19th century and the end of the First World War, the system of texts for Jewish children changed dramatically. Children’s literature in Hebrew and Yiddish extended rapidly and included a wide variety of textbooks, short stories and novels, popular science texts, tales and poems. Publishing houses were established, mostly in Eastern Europe, which worked to expand the variety of texts for Jewish children in Hebrew as well as in Yiddish, such as Tushiya, Achiasaf, Moriah, Central, Progres, Bikher far ale, and Kletskin. New magazines for Jewish children and booklet series were also initiated, such as Olam Katon, Ha-chaim Ve-hateva, Mayselekh, Farn kleynem oylem and Grininke beymelekh. Thus, children’s literature included original writings, adaptations and translations.
On October 8–10, 2018 the German Historical Institute Washington DC (GHI) will host the concluding conference of our research project. Organized by Simone Lässig, Zohar Shavit and Kerstin von der Krone the conference will provide an opportunity to discuss our findings with a group of international scholars from a variety of disciplines. We aim to situate our research within the broader historiographical context and the research on social and cultural transformations and ask more generally what role religion, education and knowledge played in responding to change.
Seating is limited, if you plan to attend the conference please register with Ms. Susanne Fabricius at fabricius(at)ghi-dc.org by September 15, 2018.