If your research interests involve Riga, Latvia, this afternoon's event at the YIVO Institute (located at the Center for Jewish Studies) may be good for you.
"Locating Jewishness in Fin-de-siècle Riga: Cultural maps, local politics, and the question of language" begins at 3pm Thursday, September 10, at the CJH. It is co-sponsored by Leo Baeck Institute and the speaker is Felix Heinert.
Heinert will shed light on various issues from his research on Riga's Jewish community. He will negotiate Russian-Jewish and German-Jewish historical and historiographic narratives from their "margins," linking cultural maps (in a metaphorical sense) with local Jewish politics (in a broader sense) and the question of ("imperial" and public) language(s).Admission is free, but do RSVP to 917-606-8290 or send an email to YIVO.
The Center for Jewish History is located at 15 W. 16th Street in New York City.