Head of the Organising Committee
Sanna Turoma
sanna.turoma [at] helsinki.fi

Conference Coordinator
Kaarina Aitamurto
kaarina.aitamurto [at] helsinki.fi

Conference Secretary
Maarit Elo-Valente
maarit.elo-valente [at] helsinki.fi

Conference Intern
Miikka Piiroinen
miikka.piiroinen [at] helsinki.fi

Conference e-mail:
fcree-aleksconf [at] helsinki.fi

The Aleksanteri Institute

Unioninkatu 33 (P.O. Box 42)
00014 University of Helsinki
phone +358-(0)50-3565 802

aleksanteri [at] helsinki.fi


Past Aleksanteri Conferences

Valery Dymshits (European University of Saint Petersburg, Russia)

Alexander Frenkel (European University of Saint Petersburg, Russia)

Alexander Ivanov (European University of Saint Petersburg, Russia)

Panel abstract: Aspects of Jewish / Yiddish culture in the Russian Empire (incl. Finland)

The panel is organised together with the Centre for Petersburg Judaica of the European University of Saint Petersburg. The two first papers present links of major Yiddish and Jewish cultural figures (e.g. Y.L. Peretz, Simon Dubnov, V. Zhabotinsky and Isaak Babel) with Saint Petersburg and also Finland. These cases show some ethnic and cultural divisions of the Russian empire and the role of Finland in this context. They also illustrate the upsurge of Yiddish culture in the Russian society and its social repercussions. The third paper describes the research and compilation of archival sources for the study of Jewish culture and society in Vyborg. This is a case of an international research project covering the whole Saint Petersburg and Leningrad oblast. The panel subject matter is completely new in the context of Aleksanteri conferences and relevant for understanding many aspects of Russian society and culture.