Friday, November 9, 2012

Free Summer Program at Yiddish Book Center

Students: FREE Yiddish summer program at the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Check out this video:

Leo Baeck Summer University 2013

We are happy to announce that the application period for the Leo Baeck Summer University 2013 has begun.

We'd greatly appreciate your sharing this information with your students and placing it in any upcoming bulletins / journals.

The Leo Baeck Summer University is an English-language six-week summer school in Jewish studies at the Humboldt University, Berlin, under the auspices of the new Zentrum für Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg. Advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students are encouraged to apply for this unique program. As a transatlantic bridge and international meeting point for education and exchange, the LBSU examines Jewish life in Germany before and after the Holocaust, with a particular focus on the contemporary experience in relation to the broader and ever more diverse German society as well as to other Jewish communities in Israel, the United States and worldwide.

Students are enrolled in a daily, three-hour morning academic seminar and attend professionally led excursions and lectures in the afternoon, which complement the subjects presented in the academic segment. The academic seminar is divided into three two-week modules, each with a different focus and taught by different faculty members. Upon successful completion of the program students are granted 12 ECTS credits.

The LBSU 2013 will take place from July 4 to August 16, 2013. Fees include tuition, housing, excursions and Berlin city transportation. A limited number of partial and full scholarships are available. Application deadline is January 15, 2013.
Thanks in advance for sharing this information with interested students at your university/institute. For more information, see

Call for Proposals: Europe: East and West Undergraduate Symposium

On Friday, April 12, 2013, we will be sponsoring the Europe: East and West Undergraduate Research Symposium at the University of Pittsburgh. Modeled after traditional academic conferences, students will present their research papers on Western and Eastern Europe, including Russia, at the symposium to discussants and an audience.

Please encourage your students to apply to the symposium. As a professor who teaches courses and/or conducts research pertaining to Europe, you are in a good position to promote this event. If you had students who submitted papers last spring or currently have students who will be submitting papers on Western or Eastern Europe, please encourage them to submit their papers for consideration.

Applications and more information can also be found at

1) Students must submit applications with 250-300 word abstracts by January 28, 2013.
2) Selected students will be notified by mid-February 2013.
3) Final revised papers are due by March 20, 2013.
4) Presentations will be made at the Symposium on April 12, 2013.

If you have questions about the symposium, please contact Steve Lund at or (412) 648-7244. Thank you for your help!