Performing the Jewish Archive

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leeds
Department Name: Sch of Music

Abstract

The manifold catastrophes of the 20th century have torn holes in the cultural fabric of Europe. This project's overarching objective is to re-knit certain threads across those gaps by bringing recently rediscovered musical, theatrical and literary works by Jewish artists back to the attention of scholars and the public. Scholarly outputs will include monographs, journal articles and critical editions, and the project will have wider impact through an interactive web resource, educational projects, and performances at five international cultural festivals.

Our scholarly work and artistic practice will engage with three types of 'Jewish archives': a) the works themselves, often providing information on the complexities of the context in which they were created; b) traditional archival documentation; c) ethnographic archives (oral history and testimony) providing historical information and illuminating the meaning of events for past and present generations. Rather than privileging any type of archive as 'text' and others as 'context,' we consider all three as co-texts mutually illuminating each other. All are equally valuable aspects of our investigation.

Some of these archives are at risk, giving our work special urgency. While new archives open or are discovered in some parts of the world, the fragile memories of elderly survivors are fast disappearing, and family archives are disposed of or deteriorate. Working alongside partner organisations (performers, educators, museums, libraries, archives and policy-makers) in the UK, US, Central Europe, South Africa and Australia, we will follow existing leads to seek out new archives, and help preserve those that have recently come to light.

Our multi-disciplinary team brings research expertise allowing us to focus on the period c.1880-c.1950, the most intense period of Jewish displacement in the modern era. Our case studies include recently recovered theatrical manuscripts from the Terezin Ghetto near Prague, musical works from Eastern Europe uncovered in private collections in Australia, South Africa and England, and literary accounts of survivor experiences written immediately after the Holocaust. Via these case studies of Jewish artistic creation in diverse situations of internment, exile or migration, we will illuminate more broadly the role of art in one of the paradigmatic experiences of the modern age: displacement. When do artists use creative works to represent the rupture of displacement, and when do music, theatre and literature create continuity with their former lives, or a bridge between the old life and the new?

Our co-textual performances create a relationship between past and present, not only by drawing upon on all three types of archives (for example, by interspersing scenes from a rediscovered play with narrated survivor testimony against a backdrop of projected archival images), but by engaging explicitly with the multiple possible meanings of these artefacts from the past, both for their original audiences and ourselves. The performances foreground ways in which that past may live on in our present and future - in a very real sense, 'thinking forward through the past'. Audience response testing, developed during the project, will help us determine how successful we are in generating audience engagement in the present.

We will attract audiences from widely diverse constituencies by featuring world-leading practitioners such as the Nash Ensemble alongside amateur and student performers, and by staging performances in historically significant venues such as the Terezin Memorial (the site of the former WWII Jewish Ghetto) and Clifford's Tower in York (the site of a 12th-century pogrom).

We will perpetuate engagement with these archives by encouraging arts practitioners, policy-makers and cultural event programmers to engage with them, and through educational projects in which participants create their own performances based on archival co-texts.

Planned Impact

Performers:
Through our five festivals and workshops we will work with c.250 amateur and student performers. The number of performers will vary, from c.15 at the Royal Northern College of Music to as many as 40 in Cape Town and nearby Stellenbosch. Each will perform in at least one concert, sometimes alongside world-leading professionals (e.g. The Nash Ensemble, Goldner String Quartet). We will challenge performers to rethink their approach to performance, especially when engaging with materials pertaining to archives.

Composers:
At least 21 young composers, recruited via our partner institutions, will benefit from workshops aligned with our performance festivals. We will foster deeper understanding of the connections between archival co-texts and new compositions. The workshops are based on a pilot scheme developed by Muir, Fligg and Prof Adam Gorb (Head of Composition at RNCM) in 2014. Future compositions will be performed during our conferences and festivals.

Young professional film-makers:
Our video crew (two at any one time, six in total) will benefit from exploring aspects of Jewish culture that otherwise may have remained unknown to them, and which they can explore in their future work for their own greater impact.

Archive, museum and library professionals:
In collaboration with at least 12 archives, museums and libraries, and influencing at least 20-25 individual professionals in this field, we will encourage new ways of engaging with archival and related collections. We will offer theoretical and practical advice regarding archival reanimation, helping professionals increase public engagement.

Community and school groups:
We will benefit at least 120 school children and 80 adults in community and school projects, introducing them to more nuanced understandings of the relationships between the past, present and future, through the performance of archives and co-production of performance outcomes at events such as Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations. We will work with children and educators from around 12 schools via organisations like the Anne Frank Trust and South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation, and with community groups like Sinai Synagogue Leeds, Blah Blah Blah Youth Theatre and the Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association.

Cultural event organisers:
In our collaborations with those who organise events professionally (ultimately totalling at least 10 organisations around the world), we will influence future programming decisions and strategies pertaining to the exploitation of archives for performance purposes. We will supply them with the anonymised audience response testing methods we develop, and our results.

Arts policy-makers, funders & politicians:
We aim for impact on public policy at the highest levels nationally and internationally. We will engage with an Arts Council representative, and make submissions to two parliamentary groups, plus the Prime Minister's Holocaust Commission. Via our partner network, we will seek similar opportunities in other countries.

Public arts audiences:
c.8,000-10,000 people will benefit from high-quality performances in prestigious and popular venues (5 festivals x 5 performances/festival x 400 average attendance). The potential variety of performances (choral, chamber, orchestral, comedy, historical drama, cabaret) will maximise impact. Audiences will expand their knowledge of repertoire, enhance understanding of archival co-texts, and rethink received notions of Jewish culture.

Website users:
The website audience is potentially huge. The resource will be promoted and added to by our partner organisations, giving it a truly global reach. Users will benefit by being able to engage with our outcomes in a visually appealing way, finding links between co-textual sources, participating in online debates, and viewing academic symposium/conference presentations.

Organisations

Publications

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Toltz, J (2016) Music and Memory at Liberation in Southerly

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Toltz J (2017) The Vanished Musicians: Jewish Refugees in Australia in Musicology Australia

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Peschel, L. (2016) The Holocaust on Stage in BBC History Magazine

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Peschel, L. (2017) Commemoration, Comedy and Communism: Restaging a Script from the Terezín Ghetto in Harlequin in the Ghetto' for Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History

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Peschel L (2016) Performing (for) Survival

 
Title 'Out of the Shadows' (Ze stinu) Festival: Rediscovering Jewish Music & Theatre (Czech Republic) 
Description A festival of music and theatre, reanimating rediscovered works thought lost or forgotten as a result of the Holocaust. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact 13 public events plus a travelling exhibition, including concerts, theatrical performances, an educational project with schools and schoolchildren, a symposium, a guided walk, which reached a total live audience of 781. One radio interview, and a future broadcast of a concert (Prague Radio). Collaborations and partnerships: 20 project partners, including The Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic, Prague Conservatory, the Jewish Museum in Prague, Ministry of Culture. As a result, various future collaborations and initiative, including: Gideon Klein Centenary Festival (Prague, 2019); Prague Conservatory students to perform in the UK, 2018. 
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/festivals/prague-terezin-plzen-2016/
 
Title A comedy of us Jews (2017) 
Description Translation of Jac Weinstein's Yiddish war-time musical comedy, adapted by Aviva Pelham (based on Lisa Peschel's and Simo Muir's script) and performed at the 'Out of the Sahdows' festival in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, 12 September 2017. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The two performances of the show were sold out and after the performances there was a talk-back (moderated by Dr Lisa Peschel) with the researcher, director musical director. The discussion sparked a lot of questions from the audience. 
URL https://ptjarchive.leeds.ac.uk/performances/16
 
Title A comedy of us Jews (2017) 
Description Translation of Jac Weinstein's war time musical comedy in Yiddish, adapted by Dr Lisa Peschel and Simo Muir, was performed by students from the University of York at the York Festival of Ideas, 12-13 June 2017. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The play was used for audience response testing at the University of York for PhD research. 
URL https://ptjarchive.leeds.ac.uk/productions/6
 
Title Harlequin in the Ghetto - LSU/Madison version 
Description Harlequin in the Ghetto is a performance developed with students at Louisiana State University (LSU) based on the play 'Comedy about a Trap', written in the Terezin Ghetto by Zdenek Jelinek, by adding scenes that portrayed the students' exploration of the history of the ghetto. It was performed at LSU in April 2016 and at the Out of the Shadows festiival in Madison, Wisconsin in May 2016. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Impact upon the student performers (LSU) and spectators (at LSU and in Madison): increased knowledge of the history of the Holocaust. 
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/events/harlequin-in-the-ghetto-2/
 
Title Harlequin in the Ghetto - York version 
Description Harlequin in the Ghetto is a performance developed with students at the University of York based on the play 'Comedy about a Trap', written in the Terezin Ghetto by Zdenek Jelinek. Two versions of the play were developed and performed: a) a 'textual' version that reconstructed as closely as possible the original 'Comedy about a Trap' script b) a 'co-textual' version with added scenes that portrayed the students' exploration of the history of the ghetto and the play's relation to their own present. Both versions were performed in the Out of the Shadows festiival in York and Leeds in June 2016. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Increased knowledge of the Holocaust on the part of our student performers and our public audiences. 
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/events/harlequin-in-the-ghetto-6/
 
Title Jewish cabaret from Terezin to Helsinki 
Description Script and performance combining cabaret material from two Jewish communities (the WWII Jewish Ghetto at Terezin and the Helsinki Jewish community) and linking them with a historical narrative about the fate of both Jewish communities. Performed in the Out of the Shadows Festival in the Czech Republic, Pilsen, September 2016. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Increased knowledge of the Holocaust and Jewish culture on the part of our performers (a Czech klezmer ensemble) and spectators (public audiences). New performance material and possible future performances for the Czech klezmer ensemble. 
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/events/jewish-cabaret-from-terezin-to-helsinki/
 
Title Laugh with Us (cabaret) 
Description Composer Craig Harris and I created a one-hour cabaret performance based on material from a cabaret written in the Terezin ghetto called 'Laugh with Us.' The performance featured Craig as pianist and two performers as actors/singers. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Impact upon Craig and the performers, as they might perform this work again elsewhere Impact upon the audience, making them aware of the unexpected presence of comedy in a World War II Jewish ghetto. 
URL http://www.music.wisc.edu/performing-the-jewish-archive/
 
Title Matka Rachel a jeji deti 
Description Reconstructed performance of Jac Weinstein's choral tableau 'Mother Rachel and Her Children' (1948) in Czech. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The performance provided new knowledge how the Holocaust was commemorated during the immediate post-war era. 
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/festivals/prague-terezin-plzen-2016/
 
Title Merchants of Helsinki: Yiddish cabaret from Finland 
Description Translation of Jac Weinstein's New Year's Revue (1930) in Yiddish, which was adapted and performed by Joanna Weinberg and Geoff Sirmai at 'Out of the Shadows' festival in Sydney, 2017. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The show was sold out and after the performance there was a lively talk-back session with the researcher, performers and producers. The play was seen by a director from Melbourne and will be performed there in the original Yiddish in spring 2018. 
URL https://ptjarchive.leeds.ac.uk/productions/8
 
Title Mother Rachel and Her Children 
Description Reconstructed performance of Jac Weinstein's choral tableau 'Mother Rachel and Her Children' (1948) at the 'Out of the Shadows' festival in Madison, Wisconsin, 1-5 May 2016. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Performance has provided knew knowledge how the Holocaust was commemorated in the immediate post-war era. 
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/festivals/madison-2016/
 
Title Mother Rachel and Her Children 
Description Reconstructed performance of Jac Weinstein's choral tableau 'Mother Rachel and Her Children' (1948). 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Reconstructed performance of Jac Weinstein's choral tableau 'Mother Rachel and Her Children' (1948) at the 'Out of the Shadows' festival in Leeds and York, 9 June 2016. 
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/festivals/leeds-york-2016/
 
Title Out of the Shadows 
Description One-day pilot for project that included chamber music performances by Bach, Dancing, and Dynamite Society (Korngold, Kattenburg, etc.); presentation by Henry Sapoznik and Sherry Mayrent of newly discovered materials, Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture, UW-Madison; and evening of cabaret--"Why we laugh" and New York City artist Mark Nadler's, "I'm a stranger here myself." 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Over 500 people attended this event; a great deal of publicity and networking occurred; further collaborations in progress as a result. 
 
Title Out of the Shadows (PtJA Project Exhibition) 
Description The portable project exhibition was compiled by a University of Leeds Laidlaw Research and Leadership Scholar, under the instruction and guidance of Dr Stephen Muir (PI) and Dr Simo Muir (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow). Five of the (Co-)Investigators and the Project Consultant each contributed a panel describing their main scholarly contributions to the project in a form suitable for a non-academic audience. To date (March 2017), the exhibition has been displayed at all of our project performances, symposia, and other events since June 2016 - a total of c.nnn occasions in five different cities, in two countries (UK, Czech Republic). In the coming year it will be displayed in two further countries (Australia, South Africa), at our "Archives into the Future" event at the British Library, and at our final conference (as well as at other, unforeseen events). An approximate total of nnn people will have viewed the exhibition by the end of the project. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The impact has been significant, since the exhibition frames the specific event/performance at which it is displayed, and demonstrates where it fits in the wider context of the project's research questions. This has given rise to very many conversations and interactions between project researchers and members of the public (and our project partners), leading people to think anew about the subject of artistic expression during the Holocaust and other related circumstances. A number of exhibition viewers have later followed up with further questions and requests for information, and/or have subsequently attended events in which they might not otherwise have been interested. The exhibition development process has also had a profound impact upon our University of Leeds Laidlaw Research and Leadership Scholar, who has subsequently expressed interest in postgraduate study in this area. [Report to be updated at the end of the funded period] 
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/research/ptja-project-exhibition
 
Title Simon Parmet's folk song arrangements 
Description Performance of Simon Parmet's Yiddish folk song arrangements (10 Yiddish folk songs, Third collection, 1930) as part of 'Oy, how he sung!: Journeys in Jewish Choral Music' concert, ;Out of the Shadows' festival, Madison, Wisconsin, 3 May 2016. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Performance of unknown collection of Yiddish folk songs and knew knowledge of Yiddish choir music tradition. 
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/events/oy-how-he-sung-journeys-in-jewish-choral-music/
 
Title The Smoke of Home 
Description A performance of the script The Smoke of Home, which was written in the World War II Jewish Ghetto at Terezin. Performed by students from the University of York in historic Clifford's Tower, site of a pogrom in 1190. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Increased knowledge of the history of the Holocaust on the part of our student performers and our audience. 
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/events/the-smoke-of-home/
 
Title Yiddish cabaret songs and sketches from WWII Finland 
Description Yiddish cabaret songs and sketches by Jac Weinstein from WWII performed as part of 'Jewish Cabaret from Terezin to Helsinki', 'Out of the Shadows' festival, Pilsen, Czech Republic, 19 Sep 2016 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Audience had chance to learn about artistic life in Finland during the war and how Weinstein reacted to news about atrocities carried against Jews in German occupied countries. 
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/events/zidovsky-kabaret-od-terezina-po-helsinky-jewish-cabaret-from-terezin-...
 
Title Yiddish cabaret songs from Finland 
Description Performance of Yiddish cabaret songs by Jac Weinstein as part of New Budapest Orpheum Society's concert, 'Out of the Shadows' festival, 1 May 2016, Madison, Wisconsin. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Weinstein's songs were performed for the first time and audience had chance to learn about Yiddish cultural life in Finland. 
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/events/new-budapest-orpheum-society-cabaret/
 
Title Yiddish cabaret songs from Finland 
Description Yiddish cabaret songs by Jac Weinstein performed as part of New Budapest Orpheum Society's concert, 'Out of the Shadows' festival, Leeds and York, 16 and 18 June 2016. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Audience had chance to learn about Yiddish cultural life in Helsinki. 
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/events/the-new-budapest-orpheum-society-jewish-cabaret-tradition/
 
Description Although the award still has more than a year to run, the research has revealed a number of interesting, sometimes unexpected findings. For example, audience response testing in Madison WI in August provisionally suggests that audiences engage with the materials and subjects that we present for reasons other than the expected (detailed results to follow).

New archival discoveries in Australia and South Africa have suggested a far wider dispersal of synagogue music and lighter songs and chamber music than previously anticipated. This will cause a reappraisal of the quantity of source material that may still exist unrecovered in formal and information archives around the world. In addition, our explorations into the question of "empathy and the archive" has led us to think anew about ethical, artistic and, indeed, legal issues surrounding the use of sensitive archives for performative purposes.

Through our series of symposia (in partnership with the British Library and the Care for the Future project "The Anti-Slavery Useable Past"), we are beginning to discover the needs, potential, and limitations of developing creative collaborations between archives and arts practitioners. A further two symposia will take place, during which we intend to refine these discoveries and formulate new strategies and approaches to making such collaborations more effective.

(More will be added in this section during the remainder of the grant funding period.)
Exploitation Route Our findings will influence understanding of the impact of the Holocaust on music and theatre by Jewish artists. We are already influencing a number of Third Sector organisations around the world (e.g. South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation; Jewish Museum in Prague; The National Archives; the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust) with regard to the interpretation of archival holdings through the performing arts. We have also been approached as consultants on the detailed content and contextualisation of the new permanent exhibitions in the Jewish museums of Johannesburg and Prague, drawing upon our expertise as archival researchers and scholars of Jewish history and culture.

Our findings will also be of use to professional performers and events organisers, as they attain a deeper understanding of the rupture in European culture that occurred in the twentieth century, and how they might begin to adjust their programming strategies and redress the historical imbalances and misunderstandings that have become commonplace in the past c.100 years.

In education, too, our findings are already having an impact, as evinced by current and upcoming projects with schools in Leeds, York, Madison WI, Prague and Cape Town. Educators will be provided with new strategies and resources to engage students with history and its impact today and in the future, using the arts as an accessible and attractive window into a difficult subject. Our recently-developed partnership with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust means that our educational resource packs (which work alongside the project exhibition) will be distributed to nearly every school in the UK, and subsequently in South Africa to each Province's teacher training programme.
Sectors Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk
 
Description Our findings have been used by educators (South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation, Anne Frank Trust, schools in York) to enhance their delivery of historical topics related to the Holocaust. Findings presented at our conference "Magnified and Sanctified: The Music of Jewish Prayer" have been used by a number of non-academic institutions as the basis of public education programmes, cultural event programmes and publicity and promotional opportunities. Our educational resources have been taken on board by schools in Prague and Madison WI; in Autumn 2017 the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust will make them available to nearly every school in the country. Whilst they are not strictly "non-academic", our research-based performances nevertheless overlap with the "non-academic", creating a bridge between the scholar and the audience, and at the same time bring to life archives and artefacts that would otherwise have remained dormant for the foreseeable future. A walking tour of Prague is under development, based on Dr Fligg's work on Gideon Klein's life in Prague before WWII. This will be made available to the Prague Tourist Office in both English and Czech, expanding the availability and accessibility of our research to non-academic audiences. (More will be added to this section over the coming two years).
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Creative Economy,Education,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic

 
Description UK Government Holocaust Commission
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Holocaust Initiative in Teacher Education Summit
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description 2015 - ACA ECR Research Incubator Grant
Amount $4,800 (AUD)
Funding ID Y0206 U7015 
Organisation University of Sydney 
Sector Academic/University
Country Australia
Start 11/2015 
End 10/2016
 
Description College of Music and Dramatic Arts Impact Fund
Amount $3,000 (USD)
Organisation Louisiana State University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United States
Start 02/2016 
End 05/2016
 
Description Cultural Activities Fund
Amount 15,000 Kč (CZK)
Organisation Prague Jewish Community 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Czech Republic
Start 03/2016 
End 10/2016
 
Description Freilich Foundation ECF Research Grants
Amount $2,989 (AUD)
Funding ID 3GRA 
Organisation Australian National University (ANU) 
Sector Academic/University
Country Australia
Start 06/2014 
End 12/2015
 
Description Impact accelerator fund
Amount £8,568 (GBP)
Organisation University of York 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 07/2017
 
Description Pilsen Municipality Cultural Fund
Amount 70,000 Kč (CZK)
Organisation Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 
Sector Learned Society
Country Czech Republic
Start 03/2016 
End 10/2016
 
Description Support for Cultural Activities
Amount 50,000 Kč (CZK)
Organisation Gideon Klein Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Czech Republic
Start 04/2016 
End 10/2016
 
Title Audience Face Analysis 
Description We have been developing a method to assess audience members' experience of performance by 'reading' their faces during the performance. This process involves filming all audience members' faces and subsequent analysis of the film material using machine learning techniques. Audience faces move as they experience different elements of the performances. The changes include the contraction and relaxation of up to 44 muscles associated with different emotional experiences. Changes in face configuration are visible in the film, and machine learning can be used to evaluate which muscles are active, and thus we can derive which emotions are most present on each face on a frame by frame basis. Through this process, the information we can obtain includes emotions experienced every 20 ms by each audience member, the correlation in emotion experience across all of the audience, and the relationship between expressed emotions and the experience of performances reported by the audience. We are currently investigating how this information can additionally be used to evaluate information about aspects of the personality of individual audience members and how face information can inform researchers, directors and actors about the performance itself. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact No impact has yet to be realized 
 
Title Avant-Grade Journals (Simbolul 1912, Chemarea 1915) - Romanian Language 
Description I have developed this personal archive based on the needs resulted from my research. Given the fact that my research employes a series of methodologies, access to several archival sources is needed. In the past year I've undertook several trips to Romania and Israel in order to gather a significant collection of avant-grade journals. These journals are dated starting 1912 and until 1940. These journals have been scanned / copied by me during my study trips after receiving authorization to do so from the Library/Institution which holds them. These data base is meant only for personal usage during the academic research and, when cited, will be referred according to the copyrights laws. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This database will be extremely useful to future researcher since it holds a significant amount of avant grade journals which I've collected from my trips to the National Library of Isral and from the Library of the Romanian Academy. These database will eventually hold copies of all major avant garde journals published in Romanian between 1912-1940. 
 
Title Catalogue of Keller's works 
Description As part of my research it has been necessary to collate all of Hans Keller's writings into a database using referencing software Mendeley, with interactive 'tags' dependent on the themes of the writing and other important details. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Ultimately this will hopefully form the basis of a useful appendix to the PhD thesis, offering a full overview of his writings which has not up until now been available to other researchers. 
 
Title Performing the Jewish Archive website 
Description Official website of the Performing the Jewish Archive project showcasing the activity of the project, past and forthcoming events, festivals, conferences. Data includes film footage and images of festival performances. Website stores also the quarterly newsletter of the project. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The website is frequently visited besides general public by researches and professionals on the mailing list of the project. 
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/
 
Title The Music Experience in Theresienstadt/Jewish Museum of Prague Oral Database 
Description A meticulous investigation of the music experience in Theresienstadt via a discourse analysis of testimonies emerging from the oral history database (LAN only) of the Jewish Museum of Prague. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact To be determined via theoretical framework of critical theory of musical remembrance and pedagogy. 
 
Description Anne Frank - Bootham School - PtJA 
Organisation Anne Frank Trust UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I have organised the collaboration and, through the PtJA project, provided the funding for a performance to be developed and staged at Bootham School in June 2017 that will include material on my research on the cultural life of the Terezin Ghetto.
Collaborator Contribution Bootham school: a teacher at Bootham School is leading the development and staging of the performance with his students. It will take place at the school. Anne Frank Trust: Head of Education Development is working with us to bring the Trust's exhibition to the school and to provide material that the students can incorporate into their performance.
Impact The performance resulting from this collaboration, titled 'Children, Conflict, and the Art(s) of Hope', will be staged in June 2017. If successful, our working methods may be added as an activity that the Anne Frank Trust regularly offers to schools.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Anne Frank - Bootham School - PtJA 
Organisation Bootham School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have organised the collaboration and, through the PtJA project, provided the funding for a performance to be developed and staged at Bootham School in June 2017 that will include material on my research on the cultural life of the Terezin Ghetto.
Collaborator Contribution Bootham school: a teacher at Bootham School is leading the development and staging of the performance with his students. It will take place at the school. Anne Frank Trust: Head of Education Development is working with us to bring the Trust's exhibition to the school and to provide material that the students can incorporate into their performance.
Impact The performance resulting from this collaboration, titled 'Children, Conflict, and the Art(s) of Hope', will be staged in June 2017. If successful, our working methods may be added as an activity that the Anne Frank Trust regularly offers to schools.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaborative concert/symposium with conductor Andreas Stoehr, Vienna, Austria 
Organisation Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna
Country Austria 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Investigating possibilities for future collaboration(s) with Prof. Stoehr regarding an event with MUK as a major impact from this grant project. Prof. Stoehr is interested in an ancillary project that considers a recording of particular musical works that result from the grant's research.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions made at this point by Dr. Dobbs: initial meetings and discussions with Prof. Stoehr and the Vic-Chancellor of MUK.
Impact This collaboration is still in its infancy.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Conney Project on the Jewish Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA 
Organisation University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department Mosse-Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Planning/organizing major US conference on Jewish Arts.
Collaborator Contribution Planning, support, vision.
Impact Conference to be held April 2017.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Holocaust Education in Schools 
Organisation Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr. Helen Finch and Dr. Alexandru Bar provided archival expertise to source items in the Yorkshire Holocaust Friendship Association Archive suitable for use in Holocaust education in local schools. We also used our expertise in Holocaust studies to contextualise these items and provide a supporting narrative to render them comprehensible to school children.
Collaborator Contribution The YHSFA trained two volunteers in the use of archival material to support Holocaust education in schools, and made contact with two schools, Thornhill College in Dewsbury and Royds Hall Community School in Huddersfield. The Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah devised workshops using the archival materials and undertook two education sessions, one in each school.
Impact The aim of this project was to design workshops in a more engaging and artistic manner, creating a vivid experience for school students and their teachers, in the spirit of the 'Performing the Jewish Archive' Project. Additionally, this project aimed to transform the traditional powerpoint presentation which is essentially a one way transmission of information to a more enquiry based approach using drama techniques and open questioning to open up a dialogue. The HSFA have learned from this pilot project and will seek to incorporate its insights into their future educational programmes.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Holocaust Education in Schools 
Organisation Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr. Helen Finch and Dr. Alexandru Bar provided archival expertise to source items in the Yorkshire Holocaust Friendship Association Archive suitable for use in Holocaust education in local schools. We also used our expertise in Holocaust studies to contextualise these items and provide a supporting narrative to render them comprehensible to school children.
Collaborator Contribution The YHSFA trained two volunteers in the use of archival material to support Holocaust education in schools, and made contact with two schools, Thornhill College in Dewsbury and Royds Hall Community School in Huddersfield. The Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah devised workshops using the archival materials and undertook two education sessions, one in each school.
Impact The aim of this project was to design workshops in a more engaging and artistic manner, creating a vivid experience for school students and their teachers, in the spirit of the 'Performing the Jewish Archive' Project. Additionally, this project aimed to transform the traditional powerpoint presentation which is essentially a one way transmission of information to a more enquiry based approach using drama techniques and open questioning to open up a dialogue. The HSFA have learned from this pilot project and will seek to incorporate its insights into their future educational programmes.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Jewish Music and Poetry Project 
Organisation Ensemble for These Times (E4TT)
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Performing music composed during the Holocaust/Shoah that has recently been discovered.
Collaborator Contribution In discussion.
Impact Invited lecture-recitals to include Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, Poland.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Midwest Jewish Artists Laboratory 
Organisation Hillel Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Piloting innovative ways of presenting music listening experiences to foster creative outputs by visual artists.
Collaborator Contribution N/A
Impact Multi-disciplinary: music, visual art, literature, theatre. Impacts will be realised in future networking collaborations.
Start Year 2015
 
Description PtJA/HSFA pilot project 2015 
Organisation Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The aim of our joint project was to rise awareness on the tragedies of the Holocaust through designing a series of workshops based on the eye witness accounts which are currently told first hand to school children by volunteer speakers who are picking up from where the eyewitnesses have left off and looking at how they can engage young people in schools. These workshops were designed in a more engaging and artistic manner creating a vivid experience for school students and their teachers, in the spirit of the 'Performing the Jewish Archive' Project. Motivated by a desire to recover archival materials, and to stimulate the creation of new works to re-animate existing archival repositories in order to establish a link between past, present and future, the "Performing the Jewish Archive" Project team (University of Leeds) represented by Dr. Helen Finch (PtJA Co-Investigator) and Mr. Alexandru Bar (PhD Candidate) in collaboration with Mr. Anthony Haddon (Theatre in Education Director), the Theatre Co Blah Blah Blah, and the Holocaust Survivors' Friendship Association (HSFA) represented by Mrs. Lilian Black (Chair) and Dr. Tracy Craggs (Project Manager) created this joint project consisting of a series of interactive workshops based on relevant archival materials. I was in charge of keeping records of the entire project, serving both as an observer throughout the entire sessions and as a contributor to the development of these interactive workshops.
Collaborator Contribution In order for this joint-project to be successful the HSFA offered its assistance in identifying two speakers, one for each school, prepared to deliver their stories both in their original version and in a different format as proposed by our Theater in Education Director; the two selected speakers were: - Mr. Barry Anysz - second generation family of survivor telling the story of his mother Helga and grandmother Elsbeth; - Mr. Michael Sharp - volunteer speaker (not related to a survivor family) but coming from a point of interest in the project, telling the story of Holocaust survivor Mr. Eugene Black.
Impact Our action plan consisted of two main approaches to promote greater utilization of drama input models when delivering Holocaust Survivors stories in schools, and consequently add value towards teaching this subject: Enhance content delivery by adopting interactive games/exercises, usage of enrichment materials, and creation of new story lines based on the original ones and Encourage student participation by initiating discussions, and facilitate collaboration through games/exercises. We have employed this framework in our pilot project in two schools in order to evaluate the feasibility of each approach. Based on feedback received from pupils and our independent analysis, we then reached several conclusions regarding the future implementation of our action plan on a larger scale with necessary modifications to ensure a successful outcome. This pilot project represented a very good method of identifying some of the challenges of such projects in terms of awareness among school children when addressing the Holocaust. With limited curriculum time dedicated to face-to-face discussion on this topic, our project identified a need to provide additional avenues to facilitate discussion on such topics. This project also identified a need to create workshops dedicated to training the teachers on this subject before introducing it to their pupils. Having teachers moderating at times these types of presentations will ensure students put careful thoughts in comments for more fruitful discussion but in some cases might actually help garner better responses from students shy of speaking up in class in front of strangers. Another alternative to this is to create interactive sessions which not only discuss the Holocaust but do it through an exploratory approach and serve as a model for those teachers who are not familiar with this pedagogical approach. The form and content are linked: "exploring" this subject with children demonstrates how you can treat them with dignity while looking at a system which stripped people of their dignity. Additionally, the project revealed the necessity of training the teachers in order to avoid transforming the presentation in a history lesson overloaded with too many facts some of which are explained and others glossed over; a moralizing lecture telling the young people why they need to know; a voyeuristic presentation of violence and suffering. This project identified the necessity of developing a more interactive way of delivering such stories in such manner that will engage the students.
Start Year 2015
 
Description The Flying Rabbi Czech klezmer ensemble 
Organisation Flying Rabbi Klezmer Ensemble
Country Czech Republic 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PtJA co-investigator Simo Muir and myself contributed material from our research on Jewish cabaret (sketches, songs and poems) and a script that tied the material together in a historical narrative.
Collaborator Contribution The members of the Flying Rabbi Czech klezmer ensemble revised and edited the translation of the script for performance and prepared and presented the peformance itself.
Impact Script and performance 'Jewish Cabaret from Terezin to Helsinki', presented at the Out of the Shadows festival in the Czech Republic in September 2016
Start Year 2016
 
Description University of LeedsPostgraduate Research Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar which contextualised Gideon Klein's String Trio in a co-textual way, proposing that Klein's reference to music by other composers in his piece was directly linked to his situation as a prisoner in the Terezin camp.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://music.leeds.ac.uk/events/music-research-seminar-david-fligg/
 
Description "'Performing the Jewish Archive': The Unsilencing of Jewish Musicians" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Melissa Miller,
Mosse-Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies Newsletter and Madison Jewish News
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description "Be Curious" Discovery Day - public folksong workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Be Curious" is a Leeds University campus-wide Discovery Day for the general public. Although the focus is often on the sciences, "Performing the Jewish Archive" was invited to participate because of the project's exploration of the psychological and societal benefits of music and theatre, especially in times of crisis and conflict. Dr Stephen Muir taught a folksong arrangement written in the Terezin Ghetto by composer Gideon Klein to audiences of visitors throughout the day (the session was delivered six times in total).
After learning the folksong, the audience learned about the circumstances within which it was composed, how prisoners in Terezin used music and theatre as a psychological survival and coping mechanism as well as an act of defiance against the Nazis, and briefly about the fate of the composer and his acquaintances (though the focus was on the beneficial aspects of music and theatre, and not on the horrors of the Holocaust per se, important as that message is).
Finally, the folksong was sung again, this time with emphasis on the allegorical words and poignant musical setting, used by the composer to reflect upon his condition of captivity and express a longing for freedom. Participants reported that they understood far more deeply the significance of such seemingly simple and insignificant works of art, and expressed an appreciation of how the arts can be used in times of crisis to extremely beneficial effect. Participants also stated that they would experience such works of art very differently in the future, and would engage with the underlying issues far more readily and thoughtfully because of the "way in" provided by the music.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.stem.leeds.ac.uk/events/lfos/lfos-public-programme/becurious
 
Description "Music Education and the Holocaust: So What?" Research paper presented at New Directions Conference, Michigan State University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Research paper presented at research conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 'Archives into the Future' Symposium (British Library, London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the official launch of the 'Performing the Jewish Archive' project, and the event facilitated further discussion of collaborations with existing and future partners, both educational and third sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bl.uk/events/archives-into-the-future
 
Description 'Diversity and Performance in the Jewish Archive' University of Chester, Diversity Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Members of the Performing the Jewish Archive team took part in the University of Chester's annual Diversity Festival, discussing links between Jewish ethnic and artistic identity in South Africa and pre-war Europe. This led to one of the team members being asked to advise a Liverpool synagogue about Jewish life in pre-war Moravia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/2015/02/25/team-members-taking-part-in-the-chester-diversity-festival-12-mar...
 
Description 'Gideon Klein's Prague' - Guided walking tour of Prague, Rafael Schachter Institute fort Arts & Humanities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A guided walking tour in Prague of those places associated with the composer/pianist Gideon Klein. It raised awareness of musical and cultural activities in pre-war Prague. As a result, a follow-up seminar is planned for the Institute's 2016 series of events in New York.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.defiantrequiem.org/foundation/enewsletter-july-2015/2015-rafael-sch%C3%A4chter-institute-...
 
Description 'Music under German Occupation 1938-1945' Musicology conference, Manchester University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Conference jointly organised by the University of Manchester and Royal Holloway University of London exploring complicity and resistance by musicians under German occupation during the Second World War. It attracted scholars from Europe and the USA, and one of the outcomes will be the publication of papers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://musicundergermanoccupation.wordpress.com/
 
Description 'Music under the Third Reich' - Series of seminars for German school students, Prague 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Students from the Gymnasium Heide-Ost in north Germany attended these seminars, was hosted by the Terezín Initiative Institute (TII) in Prague. It was part of the 'Jewish music in concentration camps' project (Musiker und Musik in Konzentrationslagern) that the students are currently engaged in with the Foundation Against Extremism and Violence. As part of it, the students visited Terezín.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.stiftung-geug-heide.de/neue_projekte.htm
 
Description 'The Edge of Words - Performing Memory' Study Day, Edinburgh University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This study day focused on representations of the Holocaust in music and poetry, either written during or since the Holocaust. Two live performances of Gideon Klein's String Trio were performed at the beginning and at the end of the day, leading to a discussion on how perceptions of the music might have changed as the day progressed, in light of the sessions presented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ed.ac.uk/literatures-languages-cultures/edge-of-words
 
Description 13th Leeds Day Limmud 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The presentation of the Performing the Jewish Archive and its forthcoming festival received a lot of interest and people were interested to learn more

The project got invitations to participate in performances in their institutions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://limmud.org/day/leeds/
 
Description 48th Annual Conference of the Association fro Jewish Studies (San Diego) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference paper 'Mother Rachel and her children: The first phase of Holocaust remembrance in Finland' at the 48th Annual conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, 18-20
December 2016, San Diego, USA. The presentation sparked a lively discussion and I got many useful insights that made me reconsider my paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ajs/ajs16/
 
Description A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press) - Radio broadcast interviews, WORT, Madison, Wisconsin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Live radio interview, May 2016, to kick off Madison festival.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Archives into the Future I 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact c.80 people attended this day-long workshop at the British Library. The day involved talks given by researchers from "Performing the Jewish Archive" and "The Anti-Slavery Useable Past", partners from the British Library and The National Archives, and Prof Andrew Thompson (Theme Fellow, Care for the Future).
Breakout workshops encouraged participants to think deeply about the nature and future of archives, particularly but not exclusively those relating to Jewish culture, and to start to formulate partnerships with others at the workshop with the aim of enriching public engagement with archives through performance and similar activities.

Link ups between archives and The National Archives
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/events/archives-into-the-future-i
 
Description Archivist as Interpreter conference (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I presented a talk titled 'The scope and the limits of re-performance of archival material' which described one of the techniques we are using to develop performances in the Performing the Jewish Archive project. The talk sparked questions and discussions and made audiences aware of the performances we are presenting in June 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bl.uk/events/the-archivist-as-interpreter
 
Description Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) "Care for the Future: Thinking Forward Through the Past" British National Library 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Launch event; discussion facilitator and panelist; terrific discussions and ideas generated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description British Association of Holocaust Studies Fourth Annual Conference (Sheffield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation about the Performing the Jewish Archive projects interactive website at the Interpreting Archives conference in Sheffield, 25 July 2017. The talk sparked a discussion about the future/life span of websites.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/161433/british-association-holocaust-studies-con...
 
Description British Association of Holocaust Studies Fourth Annual Conference (Sheffield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation in 'Performing the Jewish Archive' panel at the Interpreting Archives conference in Sheffield, 25 July 2017 . The talk was followed by a performance of Weinstein's sketch in English as a rehearsed reading by conference participants, and the songs were performed by students from the University of York. The presentation and reading sparked a lot of questions and there was a lively discussion about the Finnish Jews during WWII and the content of the play.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/161433/british-association-holocaust-studies-con...
 
Description Campus lecture, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mosse-Weinstein Centre for Jewish Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Part of lecture series attended by interested individuals and possible donors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Collegiate Symposium, Performing the Jewish Archive, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Collegiate symposium as part of the project and course designed in response to project: Holocaust: Literature, Music, Memory, and Representation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Concert (PIlsen, Czech Republic) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert, 'Fate and Fairytales', at the House of Music - Musical Conservatory Pilsen, featuring music written by young composers who died as a result of the Holocaust, and music about youth. The concert featured world premiere performances of music by these composers. As a result of this concert, one of the performers was invited to London to perform the same repertoire at a Wigmore Hall concert, which was recorded and broadcast by BBC Radio 3.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://vimeo.com/187975702
 
Description Concert talk: Lieder and Piano Music by Wilhelm Grosz (Out of the Shadows Festival, Madison Wisconsin, May 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This talk focussed on the Austrian Jewish composer Wilhelm Grosz, with presentations of lieder and piano solo music across the range of his life. Scores were edited for this special presentation, and I provided a biographical narrative throughout the concert presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/events/lieder-and-piano-music-by-wilhelm-grosz/
 
Description Concert: The Czech Musical Tradition - Persecution and Inspiration (Prague) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Concert of music by Czech composer, including those killed in the Holocaust. The concert included a new work specially commissioned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://vimeo.com/187975697
 
Description Coordinate music of Josima Feldschuh for Wigmore Recital Hall/BBC 3 Radio concert/documentary, London, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Concert/documentary organised by Dr. Shirli Gilbert, University of Southhampton, "Music at the Brink of Destruction."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Day-long workshop and audition (York) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact 11 undergraduate students and one postgraduate student attended a day-long workshop in which we engaged with a script titled Comedy about a Trap written in the Terezin/Theresienstadt Ghetto. Students generated their own performative and written work and all indicated they wished to be considered for roles in the production to be staged in June 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description European Researchers' Night: Yiddish Cabaret from Rediscovered Finnish-Jewish Archives 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

Audience gave feedback and information valuable for the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://yornight.com/2015/researchers/barley-hall/
 
Description First-Year Interest Group, Invited Guest Lecture, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact The lecture prompted a good deal of questions and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Fourth Sibelius Academy symposium on music history (Helsinki) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper 'Simon Pergament-Parmet - between cosmopolitanism and nationalism at the Fourth Sibelius Academy symposium on music history, 1-3 June 2016, in Helsinki, Finland. 30 academics attended the panel and there was a lively debate about the theme of my paper. I got some useful information for my research and got new contacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.uniarts.fi/en/events/tue-28072015-1532/music-history-and-cosmopolitanism-fourth-sibelius-...
 
Description Fully staged production: 'Gideon Klein - Portrait of a Composer' (Prague) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Research-based theatrical presentation on Gideon Klein. As a result of this performance, the presentation will receive curriculum-based performances at the Prague Conservatory, with plans for an English version.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://vimeo.com/187975723
 
Description Gayle Worland, Wisconsin State Journal, Section E: Sunday's Best, page 1, August 16, 2016. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Newspaper article/interview: "Uncovered Jewish Music Taking Stage in Madison," Gayle Worland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Gideon Klein's Prague: Guided walk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A guided tour of Prague, focusing on significant sites in the life of composer Gideon Klein. This was interactive, in as much as it encouraged discussion between the participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://vimeo.com/187975730
 
Description Greenfield Institute, Mosse-Weinstein Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A second invited lecture to 200 (approx.) participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Greenfield Summer Institute, Mosse-Weinstein Centre for Jewish Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Approximately 200 attendees at the Greenfield Institute held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which sparked a great deal of questions, discussion, and subsequent speaking invitations/engagements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Holocaust Education Trust CPD course 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Gave a talk for the Holocaust Education Trust's 'Exploring the Holocaust' Residential CPD Course for teachers, 10-14 February 2017. I described a theatre-based project from the PtJA project, Harlequin in the Ghetto, as a case of study of how to use theatre in Holocaust education. In additionl the teachers, professionals from HET were present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.het.org.uk/education/teacher-training/intensive-cpd-courses
 
Description Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration and Lecture, University of York 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact With colleagues, a series of brief lecture-demonstrations, sharing recent discoveries regarding literary, musical and theatrical works created by Jewish artists in situations of internment, exile and emigration. This resulted in a lively Q&A session afterwards with thew audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/spring-2016/jewish-archive/
 
Description Holocaust Memorial Day Talk - Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave a talk to members of a Leeds synagogue, Beth Hamidrash Hagadol, and invited guests, based on my research for the Performing the Jewish Archive project, in observation of Holocaust Memorial Day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Holocaust Memorial Day talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Pupils from a local school attended a day of workshops commemorating Holocaust memorial day, one of which I designed and led, on the subject of Nazi cultural policy to music and musicians. The pupils participated in a discussion and gave feedback to suggest a strong engagement with the subject matter and an increased interest in the topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association, Leeds. 'Musical Scripts from the Terezin Ghetto' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The performances of music arranged by prisoners for comedy plays and sketches performed in the Terezin ghetto generated much interest and debate, realising awareness of performing recently-discovered theatrical resources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://holocaustlearning.org/
 
Description IMLR Research Training: Wiener Library Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Learned about the archival holdings of the library and got to know the staff and to discuss future collaboration

I got an invitation to give a lecture at the Wiener Library
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2014
URL http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/
 
Description International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, Annual Conference, Jerusalem 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The workshop 'How to use field-work to find family information: A Czech case-study' was an interactive presentation exploring on-the-ground research methods to show how various types of archival research can be utilised to create a comprehensive family portrait. It encouraged participants to think about archival investigations, rather than obtaining information exclusively oneline.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.iajgs2015.org/
 
Description International Conference organized by the Kassák Museum and the Institute for Literary Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The conference of the Kassák Museum and the Institute for Literary Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences marked the centenary of the beginning of Dada in Zurich.
This research on Romanian Jewish Modernism (case study Tristan Tzara and Marcel Janco) was selected for a presentation under the name "The Double Identity of Tristan Tzara and Marcel Janco - The Archives of an Identity Issue." The talk showed how Tzara and Janco relate to their ethnic and cultural identity, perhaps unconscious in their thoughts, in light of the emergence of the Romanian avant-garde itself. Since this research is hugely novel due to the employment of unique archival materials, the participation to this conference represented a perfect modality of sharing the new discoveries on the topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://kassakmuzeum.hu/en/index.php?p=kutatas&id=210
 
Description Interview on Prague Radio: Performance sheds new light on life and work of Gideon Klein 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on Prague Radio discussing the theatrical production 'Gideon Klein: Portrait of a Composer', and also discussing the 'Ze stinu (Out of the Shadows) festival in the Czech Republic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.radio.cz/en/section/in-focus/performance-sheds-new-light-on-life-and-work-of-gideon-klein
 
Description Invited guest lecture, Northwestern University, Bienen School of Music, Evanston, Illinois 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A guest lecture and discussion about my research agenda in conjunction with the "Performing the Jewish Archive" grant, intersecting with my publication in Philosophy of Music Education Review. The students were greatly interested in this work from the perspective of critical and issues of social justice.

Plans are made for a guest lecture at Northwestern University, Crown Centre for Jewish Studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited lecture and Holocaust education (higher education) summit participant, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Because of my previous involvement with the Belfer Initiative with the USHMM, I was invited to participate in the Holocaust In Teacher Education summit to advise/assess the HITE program with colleagues from across the United States. I was also invited to present a guest lecture on my research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited lecture, Syracuse University, Setnor School of Music, Syracuse, NY 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Skype lecture for music education preservice educators at Syracuse University, approximately 25 students attending, sparking lively discussion and interest in learning more about my research and the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk at Bath Spa University (Bath) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I presented a talk titled Laughter In The Ghetto: Cabarets From A Concentration Camp at Bath Spa University's Center for Musical Research. It generated a lively discussion and interest in the Perforrming the Jewish Archive project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://cmr.bathspa.ac.uk/2015/10/20/lisa-peschel-university-of-york-laughter-in-the-ghetto-cabarets-...
 
Description Invited undergraduate lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Guest lecture for undergraduate course, 30 students, in Jewish Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. This presentation resulted in wide-ranging discussion and subsequent guest lecture requests, including the invitation to create a new course.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Jacob Stockinger, The Well-Tempered Ear, August 26 and 27, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Classical music: The UW-Madison and the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society will hold
FREE events this coming Sunday to help bring neglected Jewish music and culture 'out of the
14
shadows' of history," Jacob Stockinger,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Judaic Studies in the Nordic Countries Today: Name Changes and Visions of 'a New Jew' in the Helsinki Jewish Community 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Idea was to get together scholars of Jewish Studies in Scandinavia and to introduce each others research. Fruitful discussions and many new contacts.

As a result the people gathered want to continue a Scandinavian collaboration on Jewish Studies. The roundtable results in a special issue of a journal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.abo.fi/forskning/en/donnerska_institutet/
 
Description Lecture at the Cape Town Holocaust Centre (Cape Town, South Africa). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I presented a talk titled Theatre and the Holocaust: Recently Rediscovered Scripts from theTerezín/Theresienstadt Ghetto at the Cape Town Holocaust Center, attended by the general public and featuring short performances by the director of the Center and his staff. The talk generated much discussion and interest in the festival to be held in Cape Town in September 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://holocaust.org.za/cape-town/cape_town-our_events-Lisa-Peschel.htm
 
Description Limmud Helsinki: The planned rescue of Finnish Jews to Sweden in 1944 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact First Limmud seminar arranged in Helsinki. The talk sparked a lively discussion and in the audience were people who had personal experiences from the topic discussed and could give valuable information for research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.limud.fi/
 
Description Magnified and Sanctified: The Music of Jewish Prayer; Minhag Helsinki and Turku: Tradition and Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Talk sparked fruitful discussion and gave valuable new information for my research.

I got many good contacts and invitations to visit archives and institutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/magnified-sanctified-the-music-of-jewish-prayer/
 
Description Music In Performance Invited Guest Lecture, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Facebook shares via Google Analytics: 4,500+ 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Presentation to 750 students, uploaded to Facebook.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Music and the Diaspora: Concert/Lecture, Jewish Cultural Festival/JCC, Krakow, Poland; Jewish Music and Poetry Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert/lecture as part of Jewish Cultural Festival in Krakow, Poland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Music in Performance Invited Guest Lectures: Total of Three, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact These lectures reached over 2,100 students on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus: October, 2015; February, 2016; and March, 2016. Due to UW-Madison's stature and reach, the audiences were comprised of students from across the globe. These lectures were the first of their kind to be offered in the course's history and garnered the highest possible marks from student evaluations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Music of Young Composers Lost to Holocaust; Jewish Cultural Festival Krakow (Galician Jewish Museum); Jewish Music and Poetry Project--moderator 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert/discussion hosted by Jewish Cultural Festival, Krakow, Poland with Jewish Music and Poetry Project, San Franciscon, CA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Music on the Brink of Destruction (performance) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Performing the Jewish Archive researchers Stephen Muir, Joseph Toltz, Teryl Dobbs and David Fligg curated a substantial proportion of the concert Music on the Brink of Destruction at London's prestigious Wigmore Hall on 4 January 2017. The repertoire performed derived completely from the archival findings and creative work of the research team. Wigmore Hall was sold out to capacity (c.540).

Subsequently, the concert was broadcast in sections during the week beginning 23 January 2017, reaching an audience of c.10,000 in the UK and possibly also abroad. The impact has included a substantial increase in interest in our research and activities, enquiries regarding participation and collaboration, increased awareness among audiences of a far broader range of Jewish artistic activities than before, and influence upon the practices and repertoire of professional musicians and concert producers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08jfcxk
 
Description Out of the Shadows Festival (Leeds & York 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Out of the Shadows in Leeds and York featured cabaret, chamber music and songs from the Terezín Ghetto, choral music by émigré composers, a powerful oratorio of Jewish suffering and redemption, presented by such illustrious artists as The Nash Ensemble of London, the New Budapest Orpheum Society (Chicago), and cello-piano duo Noreen and Phillip Silver (Maine, USA). An exhibition of drawings by children in the Terezín ghetto was also featured, along with several premieres: a recently-discovered harp piece by Gideon Klein, works by 12-year-old prodigy Josima Feldschuh, and newly-composed opera scenes based on Jewish archival materials, all prefaced by a powerful performance (in York's Clifford's Tower) of a play written by inmates of the Terezín Ghetto, titled "The Smoke of Home".

The impact of each individual event is described with the relevant event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/festivals/leeds-york-2016/
 
Description Out of the Shadows Festival (Madison 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The international 1-day festival 'Out of the Shadows: Rediscovering Jewish Music, Literature and Theater' took place in Madison, Wisconsin, 30 August 2015. The festival featured a Sound Salon with Sherry Mayrent and Henry Sapoznik, a concert by Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, and a two-act cabaret evening with 'Laugh with Us' and 'I Am a Stranger Here Myself'.
The impact of each individual event within the festival is described separately with those events. However, the professional coordinator whom we engaged to manage the festival describes the festival as a whole as "life-changing", and having a profound impact upon the way in which she will approach her professional event-management and curatorial roles in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/festivals/madison-2015
 
Description Out of the Shadows Festival (Madison 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact After welcoming over 500 people to our one-day event in Madison last August, the full festival "Out of the Shadows: Rediscovering Jewish Music, Literature and Theater" was the first of five festivals around the world. There were five days of performing events from Sunday, May 1, through Thursday, May 5, 2016. Local partners included the UW-Madison School of Music, Mosse-Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture, and the Arts Institute at UW-Madison, Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, Madison Youth Choirs, and Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra.

The impact of each individual event within the festival is described with the event in question.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/festivals/madison-2016
 
Description Out of the Shadows Festival (Prague, Pilsen and Terezin 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Out of the Shadows' in Prague, Pilsen and Terezín featured a wealth of exciting and moving performances derived from the vast accumulation of music and drama that was forgotten or thought lost because of the Holocaust. The festival was part of the international research project Performing the Jewish Archive (www.ptja.leeds.ac.uk), a collaboration between the Universities of Leeds and York (UK), Madison-Wisconsin (USA), and Sydney Conservatorium (Australia). The project researchers explore established and previously unknown archives around the world to locate these materials, at the same time challenging the very definition of what an 'archive' is and how we present it to the public in a meaningful and accessible manner.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2016
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/festivals/prague-terezin-plzen-2016/
 
Description Panel: Association for Slavic, East European, and East Asian Studies (ASEEES) Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Panel on which I presented Response, Remembrance, Reception, ASEEES conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Panel: Music History and Cosmopolitanism (Sibelius Academy, Helsinki) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Together with other team members from Performing the Jewish Archive, we presented a panel entitled "Rootless Cosmopolitans: Jewish Musicians and displacement in the mid-20th century" at the Fourth Sibelius Academy Symposium on Music History, June 1-3, 2016 at Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts, Helsinki, Finland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.uniarts.fi/en/cosmopol2016
 
Description Part of a larger concert: Premiere of 'Topol' (The Poplar), composed by Gideon Klein in 1938 (Pilsen) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Premiere of work from the archives of the Jewish Museum Prague. As a direct result, the BBC will be including this piece in a London concert in 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://vimeo.com/187975702
 
Description Part of a larger concert: Premiere of Movement for Harp, composed by Gideon Klein in 1935 (Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Premiere of a work from the archives of the Prague Jewish Museum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://vimeo.com/180875359
 
Description Performance at Performing the Jewish Archive performance festival (Madison, WI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Approximately 120 spectators attended a cabaret/lecture that I co-created and presented with performers from Minneapolis, Minnesota at a one-day Performing the Jewish Archive festival in Madison, Wisconsin. The cabaret/lecture consisted of scenes and songs from a cabaret written in the Terezín Ghetto that came to light during my research, interspersed with my commentary about the script and the authors. The performance generated interest in our longer festival to be held in Madison in May 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.music.wisc.edu/performing-the-jewish-archive/
 
Description Performance, Empathy, Trauma and the Archive (Sydney) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper 'Merchants of Helsinki: Performing Jewish stereotypes' at the Performance, Empathy, Trauma and the Archive symposium in Sydney 13-14 August 2017. I got useful feedback about my paper and have submitted it to a journal special issue with papers from the symposium.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/festivals/sydney-2017/
 
Description Performing the Archive/Between Two Worlds and Performance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked question and remarks that were useful for further research

Got good contacts with other scholars and invitations to visit their institutions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://performingthearchive2015.wordpress.com/
 
Description Post-performance talk (Minneapolis, USA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a post-show talk on the history of the Terezin ghetto after a performance of 'Why We Laugh', a play based on a cabaret titled 'Laugh with Us' that was written and performed in the ghetto. I collaborated on developing the play back in 2011, three years before the Performing the Jewish Archive project commenced, and many techniques we deveoped during that process have been carried over into the PtJA project. Several undergraduate students from the University of Minnesota were in the audience and wrote essays for one of their classes about the performance, which were sent to me by their tutor. Students and audience members had many good questions and were interested to hear of the PtJA performances to take place in Madison, WI in May 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.fortunesfooltheatre.org/what-were-doing.html
 
Description Prague Radio interview: Performing the Jewish Archive: an international project revives the work of persecuted playwrights and composers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Panel interview with PtJA researchers about the forthcoming Ze stinu (Out of the Shadows) festival in the Czech Republic, and recent research-related discoveries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.radio.cz/en/section/books/performing-the-jewish-archive-an-international-project-revives-...
 
Description Pre-concert lectures and panel, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Madison, Wisconsin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pre-concert lectures regarding music written by exiled Jewish composers; reached approximately 1500 audience members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Pre-concert talk for Bach Dancing Dynamite Society concert, Madison (Wisconsin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk entitled 'European Jewish Composers in America' discussing the impact that exile and emigration had on the composers on the programme. A talk-back with the audience afterwards produced lively discussion about the effects of exile on creativity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/events/bach-dancing-dynamite-society/
 
Description Pre-concert talk for Fate and Fairytales: the music of Wilhelm Grosz and Zigmund Schul (Out of the Shadows Festival, Leeds, June 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Over 100 audience members attended this concert, where I gave a 15 minute biographical talk about the lives of Zigmund Schul and Wilhelm Grosz.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/events/fate-and-fairytales-the-music-of-wilhelm-grosz-and-zikmund-schul/
 
Description Pre-concert talk for Nash Ensemble concert, Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk entitled 'Creativity in Adversity', focusing on how and why music flourished in the Terezin ghetto.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/events/the-nash-ensemble-music-in-the-terezin-ghetto/
 
Description Presentation for European Researchers' Night (York) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Myself and two colleagues from the Performing the Jewish Archive project presented our research at Yornight: York's European Researchers' Night. My presentation was titled Laugh with Us: A Cabaret from a Concentration Camp and included performances of selected scenes by undergraduate students. The presentation for an audience of approximately 12 people generated many questions and interest in our performances to be held in York and Leeds in April and June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://yornight.com/2015/activities/barley-hall/laugh-with-us/
 
Description Public lecture (Ottawa, Canada) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In September 2015 I gave a lecture as one of a series of endowed lectures, the Shannon Lectures in History, at Carleton Univerity. The talk, titled Theatre and the Holocaust: Recently Rediscovered Scripts from the Terezín/Theresienstadt Ghetto, was very well attended, generated a lively Q&A, and increased interest in the Performing the Jewish Archive performances happening in Madison, WI in May 2016. While there I also recorded an interview to be released as a podcast in spring 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://carleton.ca/history/cu-events/shannon-lecture-theatre-and-the-holocaust-recently-rediscovered...
 
Description Public lecture (York) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was invited to give the lecture at the Merchant Adventurers' Arts Discovery Event, an annual lecture series hosted by a York guild. In the lecture, titled Laughter In The Ghetto: Cabarets From A Concentration Camp, I presented my most recent research on the social effects of humour in theatrical performances in the Terezin Ghetto. Approximately 200 people attended the lecture in the historic Merchant Adventurers' Guild Hall. The talk generated many questions and interest in our performances to take place in York and Leeds in April and June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/autumn2015/laughter-ghetto/
 
Description Public lecture, Sinai Synagogue, Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk at Sinai Reform Synagogue, Leeds, disseminating aspects of the research from "Performing the Jewish Archive", particularly my own work on synagogue composers from Russia and in South Africa. Around 65 members of the synagogue (and guests) attended the talk, which was part of a monthly Friday evening pre-Shabbat dinner lecture series. The talk generated much discussion about migration, about fragmented archives and their preservation and re-animation, and about the wider issues addressed by "Performing the Jewish Archive". The synagogue leadership were also inspired to engage in more cultural activities to increase the education and understanding of the community. A number of attendees have since attended other project events, and will attend the festival "Out of the Shadows" in Leeds/York in June 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Radio broadcast (Czech Republic) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Three investigators on the Performing the Jewish Archive project (Steve Muir, David Fligg and myself) were interviewed by a journalist in Prague for an English-language broadcast on Czech radio regarding our research and our upcoming performance festival in the Czech Republic in September 2016. The broadcast is also available over the internet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.radio.cz/en/section/books/performing-the-jewish-archive-an-international-project-revives-...
 
Description Radio broadcast interviews, WORT, Madison, Wisconsin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Two interviews regarding the Holocaust, the project, and my research resulted in wide public interest in the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Respondent for research workshop (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In July 2015 I served as an invited respondent for a joint research workshop for approximately 12 PhD candidates from the UK and Israel, held by the Wiener Library and Yad Vashem. The workshop increased interest in the research I am doing as part of the Performing the Jewish Archive project and, through a professor who was present, enabled me to make contact with the Holocaust Center in Hong Kong, which may invited members of the Performing the Jewish Archive team to present our work there in August 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Whats-On?item=182
 
Description Responses to young composers, pedagogy day, Prague, CZ 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Reviewed and provided substantive/assessment feedback to young composers as part of pedagogy day, affiliated with Terezin Initiative.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Royal Musical Association Annual Conference (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Academic paper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.rma.ac.uk/conferences/rma-annual.asp
 
Description Sandy Tabachnik, Isthmus, August 26, 2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Newspaper article: "Buried Treasures: Festival Presents Rediscovered Theater and Music Works by Jewish Artists,"
Sandy Tabachnik.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Script workshop (Ottawa, Canada) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact With Professor David Dean of Carleton University I held a workshop, with his MA students, of a fragmentary script written in the Terezin Ghetto titled Comedy about a Trap. His students had done research before the workshop regarding the history of the ghetto, the history of interwar theatre, etc. and came prepared to talk about the possible influences upon the author. We read through the script and then speculated about the action on the missing pages. The students may attend the performance of Comedy about a Trap that I am preparing for the Performing the Jewish Archive festival in Madison, WI in May 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Semi-staged presentation: 'Gideon Klein - Portrait of a Composer' (Hillel, Madison, Wisconsin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Semi-theatrical presentation of research on Gideon Klein, with actors and musicians. Talk-back event immediately afterwards with the audience generated much discussion on issues surrounding the Holocaust.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://vimeo.com/172547957
 
Description Semi-staged presentation: 'Gideon Klein - Portrait of a Composer' (Holy Trinity Church, Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Semi-staged dramatisation, using actors and musicians, of recent research on Gideon Klein.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://vimeo.com/180875489
 
Description Seminar of Federation for Yiddish in Sweden: S. An-skys Dibbuk som motesplats mellan tva varldar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussions afterwards.

I got many new contacts with researchers who are interested in the Performing the Jewish Archive
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.jiddischforbundet.se/
 
Description Sir John Manduell Research Forum, Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 'Performing a Holocaust Archive' is the title of the research seminar to commemorate the 2017 Holocaust Memorial Day. The seminar investigated how music and theatre once thought lost during the Holocaust have been rediscovered and performed. It was part of ongoing collaborations between the RNCM and PtJA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.rncm.ac.uk/series/research-forums/
 
Description Special to the State Journal, College of Letters & Science supplement, Wisconsin State Journal, March 22, 2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Making Music in Times of Stress Can Ease Suffering," Teryl Dobbs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Study session for the York Liberal Jewish Community 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I conducted a study session on theatre in the Terezin Ghetto for members of the York Liberal Jewish Community, presenting on the history of the cultural life of the ghetto and reading with them a script of particular interest to the community (a play for the Jewish holiday of Purim). The presentation and the play generated many questions and interest in the performances to be staged by the Performing the Jewish Archive project in April and June 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Symposium 'Musical Culture/s of the Habsburg Monarchy and its Successor States (University of Music & Performing Arts, Vienna) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 'Gideon Klein - Musical Rupture and Jewish Migration' is the title of the paper presented. It has led to a further collaboration with one of the symposium's organisers. A publication of the proceedings is planned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.mdw.ac.at/817
 
Description Talk and performance at Limmud conference (Birmingham) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Three investigators from the Performing the Jewish Archive team (Steve Muir, David Fligg and myself) presented on our research at this national conference on Jewish topics which also attracts international participation. In my own segment of the presentation I discussed plays written in the Terezin ghetto and four of my undergraduate students performed excerpts from the plays. The hall was full, the presentation generated much discussion, and several people stayed after to discuss with us further.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://limmud.org/conference/
 
Description Talk at Goldsmiths University (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I gave a talk titled Laughter In The Ghetto: Cabarets From A Concentration Camp to an audience of university staff and postgraduate students. The talk generated a very lively discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=9214
 
Description Talk at Holocaust Memorial Day event (York) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact With colleagues from the University of York and University of Leeds I organized a program for Holocaust Memorial Day that included a presentation of research from the project 'Performing the Jewish Archive.' The talk generated discussion and questions and raised interest in the performances taking place in York and Leeds in June 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk: From Moravia to Merseyside: The Curious Story of a Torah Scroll 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk to the Liverpool Jewish Historical Society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/2016/09/06/from-moravia-to-merseyside-the-curious-story-of-a-torah-scroll/
 
Description Teri Barr, Brava Magazine, March 2015, pp. 21 - 22. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview: "Connecting People and Performance: Teri Dobbs Rediscovers her Roots and Jewish Musical
History-Connect-In her Shoes,"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Transnational Holocaust Memory: session on Jewish literature and theatre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chairing a session about Jewish literature and theatre. High standard presentations of various aspects on the Holocaust and literature. Lively discussions and excellent opportunity for networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://transnationalholocaustmemory.org/
 
Description UCL Institute of Jewish Studies spring 2016 lecture series: Brothers-in-arms with Nazi Germans, Jews in Finland during World War II 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A public talk about Finnish Jews during WWII. The event was well attended and sparked a lot of discussion. People reported that the talk changed their perception of the situation of Jews in Northern Europe during the war. The organizer of the event wants to arrange another talk about Finnish Jews in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ijs/index
 
Description UK National Holocaust Memorial Day Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The PI Dr Muir advised upon, and had oversight of, the Jewish musical elements of the 2017 UK National Holocaust Memorial Day Event at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster. The event is organised annually by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, with direct funding from central government. It was held in the presence of 200 Holocaust and genocide survivors and around 1,000 guests. It was also recorded, and extracts (including the elements curated by Dr Muir) feature in a video available on the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust's website.

The project's research was highlighted by the event's narrator, Mishal Husain, demonstrating the importance of our work to a distinguished audience, including the UK Chief Rabbi, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid MP, Leader of the Official Opposition Jeremy Corbyn, and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Dr Muir also directed members of the Clothworkers Consort of Leeds chamber choir, performing "Mogen owos" [Shield to our fathers] by Josef Gottbeter, and "Min hammeitzar korosi yoh" [I called upon the Lord in distress; Psalm 118: 5-24], by Froim Spektor and Josef Gottbeter. Both pieces were direct outcomes of Dr Muir's research for Performing the Jewish Archive, discovered in a cache of manuscripts in Cape Town, South Africa.

Audience members subsequently contacted Dr Muir to indicate how much they had been affected by the performance. A number of them enquired about the possibility of having further access to the project's outcomes with a view to integrating them into their own professional (and amateur) practices. Our partner The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust also reported that our participation had considerable impact upon them as an organisation, causing them to rethink some of the ways in which they programme music into important ceremonies like this one, and encouraging them to think more rigorously about the source and meaning of musical elements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://hmd.org.uk/news/uk-commemorative-ceremony-holocaust-memorial-day-2017
 
Description WORT Radio Interview, Yom Ha'Shoah, April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview for Yom Ha'Shoah as connected with Performing the Jewish Archive.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Welcome and Introduction to Practitioner Symposium, Jewish Museum of Prague 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introduction and welcome to practitioner symposium, Czech Republic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Welcome and Introduction: Collage Concert Finale, Madison Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Final concert of Madison festival, May 5, 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Welcome and Introduction: Fractured Lives/Music of Josima Feldschuh (concert), Leeds, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Concert of young composers from the Shoah; premieres.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Welcome and Introduction: Gideon Klein--Portrait of a Composer, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Introduction to performance/dramatic reading of "Gideon Klein: Portrait of a Composer."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Welcome to Madison PtJA Festival, May 1, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Welcome and opening of festival.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Yidish in Finland (Sholem-Aleichem Centre, New York) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public talk (Yiddish in Finland), in Yiddish, at the Sholem-Aleichem Centre, New York. Talk and discussion about Yiddish culture in Finland and Performing the Jewish Archives project. The talk gave an opportunity to get to know many professionals working on Yiddish culture in New York.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016