The Yiddish PEN Club’s Early Years. Formation and Self-Perception

28 March 2023, 5:00 pm CET

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Carolin Piorun (The Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow)

In 1927, the Yiddish PEN Club was admitted to the international writers‘ organization PEN. Thereby, the stateless Yiddish language and literature was acknowledged and represented on an international level for the first time. The centers of the Yiddish PEN Club were situated in Warsaw, Vilnius, and New York, and reflected the transterritoriality of its literature. The talk will provide insights into the formative years of the Yiddish PEN Club and its self-perception.

Modern Jewish History Seminar in Prague – Fall 2022

Masaryk Institute and Archives, Czech Academy of Sciences
Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences
Prague Center for Jewish Studies, Charles University

All seminars will be held online.
We will use the videoconferencing software Zoom. You can connect by following this link:

Please accept our invitation to the Modern Jewish History Seminar in fall 2022.

All sessions are in English.

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