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Sephardi Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List - September 23, 2001

Association for Jewish Studies Sephardi/Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion
List
Week of Sunday, September 23, 2001
6 Tishre 5762
Editor/Moderator: Aviva Ben-Ur <aben-ur@judnea.umass.edu>

Index:

1. New Course on Sephardi and Oriental Jews in Israel (Kark)

2. New Publication: Matilda Cohen-Sarano's Joha Tales (Frankel)

3. Maurice Amado Foundation, Sephardic Studies Fellowships (UCLA)

4. Exile: International Medieval Congress 2002 (Frojmovic)

5. Program: Italian Jews-Memory, Music, Celebration (Del Giudice)

6. Query: Seeking Contact Information for Dr. Nahon and Dr. Israel
(Schorsch)
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1. New Course on Sephardi and Oriental Jews in Israel (Kark)

From: Prof. Ruth Kark <mskark@pluto.mscc.huji.ac.il>
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 11:08 AM

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, A new course 2001-2002 Sephardi and
Oriental Jews in Eretz-Israel/Palestine/Israel
Professor Ruth Kark
For details see: http://learn.snunit.k12.il/huji/mskark

Syllabus
The course will present a view of the demographic, social and cultural
characteristics of the Sephardi and Oriental Jews in Eretz
Israel/Palestine/Israel in the modern era (from 1800-present), and a
re-evaluation of their contribution in the spheres of settlement and
economy. It will also consider the evolution of research approaches to the
topic across the spectrum of ìoldî and ìnewî historical-geographers,
historians, sociologists and anthropologists. It will include both class
sessions and field trips, with active participation of the students.
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2. New Publication: Matilda Cohen-Sarano's Joha Tales (Frankel)

Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 17:42:03 -0400
From: Ellenjps@aol.com
Via: Anna Urowitz-Freudenstein <hjmod@oise.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Sephardic Trickster-Fool (Frankel)
Subject: Sephardic Trickster-Fool:

JPS will be publishing an English translation of Matilda Cohen-Sarano's
Italian-Hebrew volume of Joha Tales in late fall 2002, with an introduction
by Tamar Alexander and original illustrations. This will be the first
collection of these tales published in English. To order, go to
www.jewishpub.org. It's not yet in the JPS fulfillment center database, so
you may have to wait until spring or early summer to place a backorder.

Dr. Ellen Frankel
CEO and Editor-in-Chief
The Jewish Publication Society

The Jewish Publication Society is a nonprofit educational association formed
to enhance Jewish culture by promoting the dissemination of religious and
secular works, in the United States and abroad, to all individuals and
institutions interested in past and contemporary Jewish life.
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3. Maurice Amado Foundation, Sephardic Studies Fellowships (UCLA)

From: vdios@humnet.ucla.edu
Via: HJ Newsletter Ed <hjnews@oise.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Maurice Amado Foundation, Sephardic Studies (UCLA)

The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, is pleased to announce the Maurice Amado
Foundation Research Fund in Sephardic Studies for the academic year
2002 - 2003.

The purpose of the Research Fund is to support innovative research in the
many diverse areas of Sephardic studies, including religion, philosophy,
history, language, literature, anthropology, sociology, and musicology.

Grants of up to $5000.00 each will be made to exceptionally promising
graduate students, junior faculty (pre-tenure), or senior faculty in the
process of shifting into Sephardic Studies from some other area of
specialization to help support research and writing leading to publication
in the field of Sephardic Studies. Awards will be made on the basis of a
well-developed research plan that promises to make a fundamental
contribution to a particular area of Sephardic Studies or to the
conceptualization and elaboration of some aspect of the larger field of
Sephardic Studies as such.

The aim of the Maurice Amado Research Fund, is to encourage the development
of Sephardic Studies as both an independent field of culture and research
and as part of the larger world of Jewish Civilization, a multifaceted realm
in relations of constant exchange and mutual influence with the many
civilizations it is located within. Hence preference will be given to
comparative projects rather than narrow monographs. Moreover, award
recipients will also be expected to participate in a new virtual scholarly
circle coordinated by the Center, which is meant to expand the interchange
between scholars.

ELIGIBILITY: The Research Fund is open to faculty and graduate students
throughout the world, who will become UCLA visiting scholars by accepting
the award. UCLA visiting scholars in the Humanities at UCLA are
non-stipendiary appointments, who need not be in residence at UCLA.
Scholars who receive support from the Maurice Amado Research Fund will be
affiliated with the Center for the duration of the award.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE & INFORMATION: The postmark deadline for proposals is
December 31, 2001. For further information and to obtain application and
guidelines, access the CJS website at: www.cjs.ucla.edu
<http://www.cjs.ucla.edu> or contact the CJS at cjs@humnet.ucla.edu
<mailto:cjs@humnet.ucla.edu> .
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4. Exile: International Medieval Congress 2002 (Frojmovic)

From: eva@frojmovic.u-net.com
Via: HJ Newsletter Ed <hjnews@oise.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Exile in the Middle Ages

EXILE
International Medieval Congress 2002
University of Leeds, UK, 8-11 July 2002

As the strand co-ordinator for Jewish Studies, I am seeking papers on the
following topics:
1. the fate of the Jewish exiles of 1290, 1306 and 1492
2. forms of social coping with exile
3. Making sense of exile, shaping exile through cultural
expression: in the work of Jewish religious thinkers
(mystics and others), poets, chroniclers, architects and
painters
4. something on Christian (and if possible Muslim) authors and
Jewish exile?

Whether you would like to contribute a paper, or whether you can suggest
other colleagues who might be able to contribute, or related topics I
hadn't thought of, I want to hear from you! E-mail me with submissions or
suggestions. The deadline is 31 August, but late submissions may be
considered. For more general info about the IMC, see the website
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/imi/imc/imc.htm

Dr Eva Frojmovic
Director, Centre for Jewish Studies
University of Leeds
UK - Leeds LS2 9JT
tel: (+44 -113)/(0113) 233-5197
fax: (+44 -113)/(0113) 245-1977
e.frojmovic@leeds.ac.uk
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5. Program: Italian Jews-Memory, Music, Celebration (Del Giudice)

From: siporin@cc.usu.edu
Via: HJ Newsletter Ed <hjnews@oise.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Italian Jews

Italian Jews: Memory, Music, Celebration (October 23-29, 2001, Los
Angeles, CA): A week-long program on the culture and history of Italian
Jews. Concerts, feature and documentary films, as well as poetry
readings, food program (panel discussion and tastings), and an
international symposium, including Premio Viareggio winner (1999), Oral
Historian from Rome, Alessandro Portelli. Venues range from the IIC,
UCLA, Skirball Cultural Center, and the Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel.
[Presented by the Italian Oral History Institute, in collaboration with:
Istituto Italiano di Cultura of Los Angeles; Center for European and
Russian Studies, UCLA; Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCLA;
Bess Lomax Hawes Archives, California State University Northridge; Center
for Jewish Studies, UCLA; Hillel, UCLA; and with the support of Skirball
Cultural Center, Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel; Cultural Affairs,
Consulate of Israel; Slow Food Convivium of Los Angeles].

Contact:

Luisa Del Giudice
Italian Oral History Institute
P.O. Box 241553
Los Angeles, CA 90024-1553

E-mail: luisadg@humnet.ucla.edu
Web site for conference program:
http://www.iohi.org/pages/itjews.htm

Luisa Del Giudice, Ph.D., Director
Italian Oral History Institute
P.O. Box. 241553
Los Angeles, CA 90024-1553

Telephone: 310/474-1698
Fax: 310/474-3188
E-mail: luisadg@humnet.ucla.edu
Website: www.iohi.org
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6. Query: Seeking Contact Information for Dr. Nahon and Dr. Israel
(Schorsch)

From: Jonathan Schorsch (jschors@emory.edu)
Date: 9/24/2001:

I would like to contact Dr. Gerard Nahon and Dr. Jonathan Israel. Might
anyone have an e-mail address for either of them?

Many thanks.

Jonathan Schorsch
History Dept.
Emory University

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