Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Courses in Yiddish language and culture

Autumn 2020

Take part of a rich international culture with strong roots in northern and eastern Europe

Yiddish is one of Sweden's official national minority languages ​​and Lund University is the only university in Scandinavia that offers teaching and conducts research about Yiddish language, literature and culture.

A new generation of Yiddish-speaking researchers and teachers is helping to revitalize the language in the 21st century. The teaching consists partly of language studies and partly of cultural courses that examine the rich Yiddish literature and Ashkenazi-Jewish history and culture.

The courses are taught as distance learning via Zoom and international admissions are welcome. But please note that you will have to pay if your not a citizen of a EU country.

Apply by April 15.

In the autumn of 2020 the Centre for Languages and Literature offer the following courses in Yiddish:

Language and literature courses

Culture courses

In addition to our language-focused courses, we also provide one or two courses focusing on culture each semester. They are courses that do not require any prior knowledge of the Yiddish language and deal with different aspects of Jewish cultural history, with a focus on Yiddish culture and literature.

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