Lecture: Yiddish in the Digital Age with Eitan Kensky & Saul Noam Zaritt

1762 Beacon St. Brookline, MA 02445

The discussion will look at the intersection of Yiddish and today's technologies that make the language and culture accessible to students and enthusiasts alike. The 2 speakers are pioneers in the field of  Yiddishist Digital Humanism and will show examples of their work on the web to illustrate their points. The talk will primarily be in English.

Eitan Kensky is chairman of the board of In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies web magazine in Yiddish and English and one of the site's founders. He works at the Yiddish Book Center as Director of Collections Initiatives, received his PhD from Harvard University, and considers himself an accidental digital humanist.

Saul Noam Zaritt is a an assistant professor of Yiddish Literature in the departments of Comparative Literature and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. He is also the founding editor of In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies. He received his PhD from the Jewish Theological Seminary in Jewish Literature.

Admission $5-$20 at the door based on ability to pay.