Going to the People: Jews and the Ethnographic Impulse
An International Scholars' Conference
February 17-18, 2013
Dogwood Room, Indiana Memorial Union
Marking 100 years since S. An-sky's expedition, this conference brings together scholars and collectors of Jewish ethnography from the former Soviet Union, Israel, England, and North America to discuss their predecessors' endeavors and to share their work.
In conjuction with the conference, there will be a performance of "Traveling the Yiddishland," a multi-media musical dialogue with Belarusian Jews who have passed a treasure trove of rearely heard gems on to a new generation. See here for more information about the "Traveling the Yiddishland" show.
Conference Sessions and speakers:
Language and Locus -- Valery Dymshits, Dov-Ber Kerler, Alexandra Polijan
Transplated Communities -- Haya Bar-Itzhak, Larisa Fialkova & Maria Yelenevskaya
Classic Jewish Folklorists and Ethnographers -- Nathaniel Deutsch, Deborah Yalen, Sergei Kan
Music of the Jews -- Marija Krupoves, Dmitri Slepovitch
Literature and Folklore -- Itzik Gottesman, Mikhail Krutikov, Boris Sandler
Life of the Pious -- Sebastian Schulman, Yuri Vedenyapin, Jeffrey Veidlinger
Regional Identity -- Elissa Bemporad, Moisei Lemster, Anya Qulitizsch
Theory, Practice, and Public Presentation -- Simon Bronner, Ilana Rosen, David Fishman
All conference sessions are open to the public.