8.0365 NYU -- Summer Program: East European Jews (1/31)

Tue, 7 Mar 1995 20:24:13 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0365. Tuesday, 7 Mar 1995.

Date: Mon, 27 Feb 1995 15:05:59 -0500 (EST)
From: krshnbtt <krshnbtt@acf2.NYU.EDU>
Subject: NYU In Cracow Summer Program on East European Jews

NYU in Cracow is a 5 week summer program on The Modern History and
Experience of Jews in Eastern Europe, organized in conjunction with the
Jagiellonian University (founded in 1364). Both undergraduate and graduate
students can choose from a selection of courses that include Introduction to
Yiddish Folklore and Ethnography (taught by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett),
East European Government and Politics (Jan Gross), Modern History
of East European Jewry (David Engel), The Holocaust: Destruction of European
Jewry (Lucjan Dobroszycki), Yiddish Literary Landscapes (David
Roskies), language courses in Yiddish and Polish, and others. The faculty
also includes Christopher Browning and Piotr Wrobel.

The program runs from July 3 to August 4, 1995. Four weeks are spent in
Cracow and there is a one week study tour of Jewish Galicia. Students
take two courses for 8 points of undergraduate or graduate credit. They
will be housed in the modern dormitories provided by the Jagiellonian
University, Classes will be held in a beautifully renovated
nineteenth-century prayer house in the old Jewish quarter of Cracow.
Special excursions to the ancient Wieliczka salt mine (a UNESCO designated
cultural treasure) and Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp have been

For further information, please contact:

Jonathan Lipman
6 Washington Square North