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Armchair Travel Lecture (via Zoom) - Paper Monuments and Constructed Memories in East-Central Europe with Prof. Justin Cammy

Thursday, February 18, 2021
10:30 am – 11:30 am

via Zoom

Join Justin Cammy for an engaging discussion on the building and concealing of memory, and its implications for the present. Dr. Cammy will be the study leader on the SBMA Tour Monuments & Memory in Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic from June 12 to 24, 2022.

Justin Cammy is associate professor of World Literatures and chair of the Program in Jewish Studies at Smith College in Massachusetts, where he has taught since 2001. He is a literary and cultural historian with research and teaching interests in Yiddish literature and Eastern European Jewish history. In 2006, he was awarded Smith College‚Äôs Sherrerd Prize for Distinguished Teaching. In recent years Justin Cammy has served as senior fellow at the Goldreich Institute for Yiddish at Tel Aviv University, research fellow at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, translation fellow at the Yiddish Book Center (2018), and research fellow at the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem (2014). His translation of Abraham Sutzkever's memoir Vilna Ghetto will appear in fall 2021.