The following announcement contains information about a new organization, the Yiddish Research Network, founded and run by graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin; Ohio State University; and, the Freie Universität Berlin.
We seek the participation of researchers from all fields who are interested in topics dealing with Yiddish language, linguistics, literature, and culture. Additionally, please print, copy, and distribute the following subscription/membership form at will!Thank you,
The main goals of the Yiddish Research Network (YRN) are to facilitate communication between researchers and to provide information to scholars about the activities of others in all fields relating to Yiddish literature, linguistics, cultural history, and folklore.
The concept of the network arose through discussions at the conference on Yiddish and Ashkenazic Studies at Ohio State University in Columbus in April 1995. The YRN is managed jointly by graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin; Ohio State University; and, the Freie Universität Berlin.
Our initial task is to compile, publish, and distribute in hard-copy form the Yiddish Research Network Directory. This directory is a list of members' names, addresses, areas of expertise, and bibliographies of publications, and other research projects. The first directory is scheduled to appear by September 1996. The directory will then be updated annually.
We have chosen not to go "on-line" for two important reasons. First, we feel that
Mendele and other electronic lists provide a valuable and ample forum for direct contact among Yiddish researchers. Second, we believe there are many researchers around the world who are not "on-line" at this point, and we wish to include everyone who wishes to be included. Therefore, we will distribute information to members primarily through regular postal mail.
The subscription price is US$5.00 (donations will also be gratefully accepted). All funds are used for materials and postage only. Please make checks payable to the University of Texas at Austin.
Note to Scholars Outside the United States:
We will attempt to make arrangements for payment within the European Community, Israel, and other countries by 1997. Because some scholars outside the United States may be unable to pay in U.S. currency at this time, we ask you please to send us your information in any case, and we will collect fees from you at such time as payment can be made in your home currency. We are much more interested in your participation than your subscription fee!
To subscribe to, and be included in, the Yiddish Research Network Directory, please send the following information:
This information may be sent either electronically to Glenn S. Levine at
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, or by postal mail to the Yiddish Research Network at the following address:
The Yiddish Research Network -- Di Yidish-Forshnets
Department of Germanic Languages
E.P. Schoch 3.102
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas 78712
United States of America
Please adhere to either MLA or LSA guidelines if possible. Otherwise, please include full bibliographic information for all titles. Titles in languages other than English should include the full title, plus an English translation of that title.
Thank you and we look forward to your participation in the Yiddish Research Network!
-- Glenn S. Levine, University of Texas at Austin
-- Lisa Jenschka, Freie Universität Berlin
-- Sean Martin, Ohio State University
Last Updated: 25 April 1996