Cultural maintenance, cultural change: a comparative history of Yiddish Melbourne

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project will undertake a three generational study of the community formed by Melbourne's Yiddish speaking immigrants and their descendants. It will make a major contribution to the development of a new paradigm of immigration studies in Australia, in part through critical engagement with Australian and north American research. It is distinctive in its objective to move beyond narrow, single issue studies of the immigrant experience, to develop a richly detailed history of communal life, to study the trajectory of the community over three generations, and to locate it within the context of Australian society.
Effective start/end date2/02/0830/06/11


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD197,702.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)