Archive Transformed

The University of Colorado's Department of Religious Studies, CU Libraries and Archives, CU Art Museum, Center for Humanities and the Arts (CHA), Center for Western Civilization, Thought, and Policy (CWCTP), along with the Louis P. Singer Fund for Jewish History and several departments is proud to announce the winners of the inaugural Archive Transformed: A CU Boulder Artist/Scholar Collaborative Residency

This residency is the first of its kind that brings together artists and scholars to take archival material, broadly conceived, and transform or re-imagine it to create new knowledge. The opening night event, Art is My Weapon: The Radical Musical Life of Lin Jaldati, gave birth to the residency. 


Art is My Weapon: The Radical Musical Life of Lin Jaldati 

with Jewlia Eisenberg and David Shneer

Sunday, May 13, 2018 | 7:00PM
Old Main Theater, CU Boulder Campus

Jewlia Eisenberg and David ShneerIn 1934, at 22 years of age and one year after Hitler came to power in Nazi Germany, Lin Jaldati, the stage name for Rebekka Brilleslijper, gave her first performance of Yiddish song and dance for the immigrant Jewish community of her native Amsterdam. In 1988, one year before the Berlin Wall fell, she gave her final concert in that city divided by the Cold War as part of East Germany’s new avant-garde festival, The Days of Yiddish Culture. Two parts passionate music, one part stunning images, one part inspiring story, Lin Jaldati: Art is My Weapon tells the life and work of this remarkable woman. 

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Archive Transformed

Collaborative Residency Between Artists and Scholars

Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 6:00PM
Boulder Public Library | 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

No Boundaries: Dancing the Visions of Contemporary Black Choreographers
Gesel Mason (Assistant Professor of Dance and Artistic Director of Gesel Mason Performance Projects), Daniel Beahm (Digabyte Production Company), Dr. Marcos Steuernagel (Department of Theatre & Dance, University of Colorado Boulder), and Dr. Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin (Theatre and Film Studies and the Institute for African American Studies, University of Georgia) to work on a project which aims to perform, document, preserve, and disseminate dances by 10 prominent and influential African American choreographers digitally.

LA Archivera: The Sonic Archive of Emily Sene
Jewlia Eisenberg and Jeremiah Lockwood are both scholars and musicians who will work with LA Archivera, an archive containing music from Jewish immigrants from Turkey in Los Angeles, collected by Emily Sene. The archive documents and illuminates the experience of Sephardic Jewish immigrants to California through music. 

The Beregovski Archive
Alicia Svigals, internationally acclaimed klezmer violinist and composer, and Yonatan Malin, Associate Professor of Music Theory and Jewish Studies at CU Boulder, will utilize the recordings and transcriptions of M. Beregovski, made in Ukraine from 1929-1949, in an effort to understand the music of Jewish Eastern Europ in the centuries leading up to Word War II.

America’s Chosen Spirit
University of Kentucky Associate Professor Janice Fernheimer and New York Times best-selling author and illustrator JT Waldman are working to build a transmedia project that raises awareness of the longtime presence and participation of outsiders like women, Jews, African Americans, and immigrants in the development of Kentucky’s bourbon heritage. 

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These events are hosted by the Department of Religious Studies at CU Boulder. Please contact them with any questions.

The Dead Sea Scrolls Panel

Dead Sea Scrolls Panel

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This event is hosted by the Department of Religious Studies at CU Boulder. Please contact them with any questions.