Author Archives: Department of German

Yiddish in the City Internships: Ontario Jewish Archives

Dear Yiddish Students, The iPRAKTIKUM team is pleased to announce yet another great opportunity with “Yiddish in the City”, this time with the Ontario Jewish Archives. The program identifies needs in the broader Toronto community which can be fulfilled by a University of Toronto Yiddish student. This will be an opportunity to gain professional credentials as well as connect to the local Jewish community. Your internship experience can be accredited in the form of a Co-Curricular Record (CCR) that will appear on your U of T transcript. The Ontario Jewish Archives – OJA – is the largest repository of Jewish life in Canada. Founded in 1973, the OJA acquires, preserves and makes accessible the records that chronicle Ontario’s Jewish history. A significant portion of the OJA’s collection is in Yiddish, the language of the majority of Jewish immigrants who settled in Ontario in the early to mid-twentieth century. Students will gain valuable field experience with hands-on archival work, including describing, and translating records, and producing digital content (such as blog and social media posts) highlighting Yiddish records in the collection. Priority will be given to those students who are adept at working with handwritten texts. Read More »

Yiddish in the City Internships: Bialik Hebrew Day School

Dear Yiddish Students, The iPRAKTIKUM team is pleased to announce yet another great opportunity with “Yiddish in the City”, this time with the Bialik Hebrew Day School. The program identifies needs in the broader Toronto community which can be fulfilled by a University of Toronto Yiddish student. This will be an opportunity to gain professional credentials as well as connect to the local Jewish community. Your internship experience can be accredited in the form of a Co-Curricular Record (CCR) that will appear on your U of T transcript. This is a paid opportunity that will take place in person. Bialik Hebrew Day School Bialik is the only school in Toronto which provides secular Yiddish instruction. As an intern, you will be observing and assisting the Yiddish teacher. Tasks can include: co-teaching, tutoring, mentoring, developing learning materials. The Bialik Yiddish curriculum is currently in its forth year of redevelopment, along the strands of culture, history, music and literature, with an emphasis on local community history. Read More »

German in the City School Partnership 2022

Dear German Students, Find out if teaching is your thing! The iPRAKTIKUM team is pleased to announce the fifth edition of the ‘German in the City School Partnership’, an internship program that sends qualified U of T students to German programs at GTA schools. The ‘German in the City’ program is designed to provide you with an opportunity to use your German skills in a work environment, make professional contacts in the teaching field, and contribute to the broader GTA community. Your internship experience can be accredited in the form of a Co-Curricular Record (CCR) that will appear on your U of T transcript. These are paid placements that may include co-teaching, job shadowing, one-on-one tutoring, mentoring, and the development of learning materials and special projects. Read More »

Bored to Death. Dreams of Adventure Before and After the First World War

Oliver Grill (Munich) October 13, 4-6pm Odette Hall Library (OH323) The “man of 1914 was literally bored to death! That is why the war came upon him with the intoxication of adventure, with the glory of distant undiscovered shores.” Robert Musil made this observation when the end of the First World War was already in sight. Trench warfare had taught Musil and his contemporaries the painful lesson that the dreams of adventure that had accompanied the outbreak of war had been deceptive. However, their intensity could not be easily forgotten. Read More »

Prof. John Zilcosky Recognized with a Guggenheim!

Prof. John Zilcosky, has been distinguished with a Guggenheim for his project on the cultural history of wrestling from Plato to Hulk Hogan. Check out the story in A & S News! It’s wonderful to see our colleagues recognized for their outstanding work! Read More »

futurGenerator Internship in Freiburg Summer 2022

Dear Students, If you are learning German and are interested in gaining work experience during your studies while taking advantage of your German skills then listen up now! The iPRAKTIKUM team is seeking applicants for an exciting internship opportunity in Freiburg, one of Europe’s greenest cities. This time, the placement will be with our partner Agronauten: Have you ever wondered how and what you eat impacts the environment? Or how that potato made its way to your plate? Would you like to contribute to a greener future by learning about local food systems or getting hands-on experiences “in the field”? If this applies to you then you might be the person we are looking for… Agronauten is a non-profit association that researches and communicates many aspects related to food and farming culture – especially regional, organic agriculture and food systems that are viable for the future. They work on topics like partnership models of producers and consumers, access to land for agroecological farmers, self-empowered technological solutions for farmers, regional logistics, integration of refugees through agriculture, indicators of farm sustainability and change of food and farming culture. In addition, Agronauten works regularly with schools, organising exhibitions, giving lectures at universities and ... Read More »