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Team members taking part in the Chester Diversity Festival, 12 March, 2015

‘Diversity and Performance in the Jewish Archive’

Thursday 12th March 11.30am-1.00pm, University of Chester
Venue: Kingsway Campus Room 007


‘Performing the Jewish Archive’ is a new major international research project, funded by the AHRC, and led by Dr. Stephen Muir of the School of Music, University of Leeds. It brings recently rediscovered musical, theatrical and literary works by Jewish artists back to the attention of scholars and the public, and to stimulate the creation of new works. A multidisciplinary team of researchers is focussing on the years 1880-1950 – an intense period of Jewish displacement – to explore the role of art in such upheaval.

The three and a half year project, which was officially launched in January, involves a large number of high-profile partners in the UK and abroad, exploring archives, delivering community and educational projects, and hosting international conferences and symposia, as well as mounting five performance festivals in the UK, the USA, the Czech Republic, South Africa, and Australia.

In this panel presentation, Dr. Stephen Muir will be joined by Chester University Visiting Professor, Dr. David Fligg and Dr. Lisa Peschel (York University). They will discuss links between Jewish ethnic and artistic identity in South Africa and pre-war Europe.

Open to everyone, this is a session not to be missed!

To book click here

More information about Chester Diversity Festival is here



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