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"Viskonsin!: Tales of Yiddish Wisconsin", Madison, WI, 6 Nov 2016

Viskonsin!: Tales of Yiddish Wisconsin
A symposium honoring Louis Bernard Wolfenson and 100 years of Yiddish at UW-Madison

November 6, 2016
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Memorial Library, Room 126
728 State St., Madison, WI

Free and open to the public.

In 1916, the University of Wisconsin-Madison became the nation's-and possibly the world's-first institute of higher education to offer Yiddish language instruction when Professor Louis Bernard Wolfenson began teaching courses in the vernacular language of Ashkenazi Jews. With presentations by Henry Sapoznik, Mark Louden, Jonathan Pollack, Francie Saposnik and Sunny Yudkoff, the Viskonsin symposium celebrates this important centenary with reflections on the history of Yiddish at UW, the current state of Yiddish studies, and thoughts on the next 100 years.

For full details, please visit mayrentinstitute.wisc.edu/events/viskonsin-2016/

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