The Heritage and Legacy of Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof. Between Judaism and Esperanto

GEOP Interdisciplinary Research Workshop

Liliana Feierstein: “The Green Star: Esperanto or the History of a Jewish Language-Utopia”

Viola Beckmann:  “World literature for a scattered people: Literatura Mondo magazine and the importance of literature for the development of Esperanto”

The workshop participants will focus on the examination of the legacy of Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof, the inventor of the international language – Esperanto and the creator of a mode of communication carried by universal humanitarianism. The project will debate the question of the extent to which this unique potential of Esperanto can be attributed to the Jewish traditions of thought. The aim of the event is to put together experts in the field of Esperanto Studies, Yiddishkeit and Judaism in order to clarify both Zamenhof’s heritage and his legacy along three axes: linguistics, philosophy, and culture. The workshop will undertake an appropriately wide historical contextualization.

Teilnahme auf Anfrage bis 01.12.2017 an: info@selma-stern-zentrum.de