This week’s forum includes papers from two University of St Andrews PhD students:
Matt Ylitalo – ‘From Mars to the Ends of the Earth: Dundee and World, 1869-1915′
Matt Ylitalo, a second year PhD here at St Andrews, is exploring nineteenth-century Dundee’s local and global connections through the whaling industry. He completed his MLitt (2014) at the University of St Andrews in Reformation Studies, sparking his interest in transnational and spatial history. Matt is supervised by Drs Bernhard Struck and Sarah Easterby-Smith, while also collaborating with Professor James Livesey at Dundee and the Dundee Heritage Trust.
Jack Woods – ‘Religious life in the Łódź ghetto through the lens of Menachem Oppenheim’s Diary’
Jack Woods received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He moved on to the University of St Andrews to begin his postgraduate studies, commencing his doctoral research in September 2013. His thesis is entitled: ‘”Building Castles in the Sky” – Oral Folklore in the Łódź Ghetto.’ Jack has also held fellowships at the University of Tel Aviv and the Yiddish Institute in Vilnius.
Join us at 5.15pm in St Katherine’s Lodge Room 1.10 for papers and a Q&A. Refreshments will be provided, followed by a trip to the Brew Co. to continue discussion.