September 28 at 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
The New Speakers of Wymysorys: the reconstitution of the local language and sociolinguistic identity in Wilamowice
Robert Borges, postdoctoral fellow at the Hugo Valentin Centre, presents his research project. Wymysorys is a severely endangered West Germanic language, spoken in the town of Wilamowice, Poland, on the border between Silesia and Lesser Poland. Despite complete cessation of intergenerational transmission, a group of children and young adults have begun speaking the language again.
October 5 at 1:15 PM – 3:00 PM
Restitution of Jewish Property in Post-Holocaust Bucharest, 1944-1950
Stefan Cristian Ionescu, Deputy University lecturer at the Hugo Valentin Centre, presents one of his research projects.
October 26 at 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Swedish post-Holocaust relief and rehabilitation of Jewish survivors, 1945–1960
Pontus Rudberg, postdoctoral fellow at the Hugo Valentin Centre, presents his research project.
November 9 at 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Individual ‘Intelligence’ and Educational ‘Ability’ in the Era of Brown v. Board (1954) and the National Defense Education Act (1958): Re-making Minority in an Educational Context
Jim Porter, postdoctoral Fellow at the Hugo Valentin Centre, presents his research.