- Start date: 30 November 2014
- End date: 29 June 2018
- Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council
- Primary investigator: Dr Steve Muir
- External co-investigators: Dr Teryl Dobbs, Dr Lisa Peschel, Dr Joseph Toltz
Partners and collaborators
University of York, University of Sydney, University of Winsonsin-Madison
Daniel Tooke, Richard Oakes
During the long 20th century, displacement has affected the musical, theatrical and literary output of Jewish artists in myriad ways. Many works are thought to have been lost or have, until recently, languished in obscurity.
‘Performing the Jewish Archive’ is motivated by a desire to recover and engage anew with these creative artefacts, and to stimulate the creation of new works to re-animate existing archival repositories. We aim to theorise and reconceptualise the Jewish archive as ‘co-textual’: all artefacts are components of a non-hierarchical, non-linear system that destabilises the relationship between past, present and future, origin and diaspora.