Ambasada ir UCL kviečia į 5-ąsias Litvakų dienas Londone. Gruodžio 1 - 2 d.
Kvietimo tektas ir programa (anglų k.): http://uk.mfa.lt/uk/en/news/5th-litvak-days-in-london-1-2-december-2015
You are cordially invited to a special annual Litvak Days event, a conference devoted to "YIVO’s Histories, Contexts and Tensions" commemorating the 90th anniversary of the founding of YIVO, the esteemed Yiddish research institute.
For centuries the Lithuanian Jewish community played a critical role in the life of the region, states, empires, and general societies of which it was a part. After Jews settled in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 1400s, its capital became a prominent Jewish spiritual and cultural centre, often dubbed the Jerusalem of the North. Lithuanian history is interwoven with that of its Jews.We also must recall the nearly complete destruction of Lithuanian Jews in the Holocaust, while recognising and supporting the small but dynamic community of the present day.
YIVO, the Yiddish Scientific Institute, was founded in 1925 in Vilnius by scholars, intellectuals, and social activists. YIVO documented and studied Jewish life from diverse perspectives focusing on the Jews of Eastern Europe. World War II forced YIVO's relocation to New York where a part of its archive was transferred. The remainder of the archive that survived the war in the ruins of Vilnius was rescued by a Lithuanian librarian, Antanas Ulpis. Thanks to a joint project of YIVO, the Lithuanian Central State Archives, and the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, the archives of YIVO located in New York and Vilnius will be digitalized and reunited as an extraordinary historical resource for future generations.
The programme of events dedicated to the 90th anniversary of YIVO include a two day conference at University College London (UCL) and the Wiener Library, a recital of music by Leopold Godowsky, and an exhibition "YIVO: Yiddish Academy in Vilna 1925-2015" (detailed programme attached).
The event is organized by University College London (UCL) and the Embassy of Lithuania in collaboration with YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. We are grateful for the support of the European Association of Jewish Studies (EAJS), and at UCL, the Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies, the European Institute, and the (newly-founded) Institute for Advanced Study. We also wish to acknowledge the Wiener Library for its participation and hosting the second day of the conference.
All events are free and open to the public, but please register through the Eventbrite system below:
Looking forward to meeting you at the 5th Litvak Days events.
Professor M Berkowitz, FRHistS
Ambassador Asta Skaisgirytė
Embassy of Lithuania in the UK