Dr. Diana Matut (D/UK; Yiddish language)
Dr. Diana Matut teaches Jewish Studies, Yiddish and Jewish Music at the University Halle-Wittenberg and the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.
She was the Joseph Kremen Memorial Fellow in East European Jewish Arts, Music, and Theatre at YIVO (New York) and Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (twice). From 2019 to 2020 Diana Matut was the convenor of the Oxford Seminar in Advanced Jewish Studies and led a research group focusing on "Jewish Musical Cultures in Europe, 1500-1750".
She has taught at universities in the UK, Israel, the USA, Canada, Italy and the Czech Republic as well as for several Jewish cultural festivals and centers such as Yiddish Summer Weimar, Klezkanada, Klezfest London and Maison de la Culture Yiddish Paris.
Her musical projects in cooperation with Yiddish Summer Weimar include Far dem nayen dor, The Young Kadya Choir, a revival of an opera by Henech Kon, and the multilingual libretto of the Glikl-Oratorye, based on the life of Glikl of Hameln.
Photo: Antje Seeger