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Sephardi Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List - March 9, 2008

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Editor/Moderator: Aviva Ben-Ur <aben-ur(at)judnea(dot)umass(dot)edu>

Week of Sunday, March 9, 2008 (2 Adar II 5768)

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Index:

1. New Publication: Tsadik, _Between Foreigners and Shi'is; Nineteenth Century Iran and its Jewish Minority_ (Tsadik)

2. Table of Contents: _Jewish Quarterly Review_ 98:1 (PennJournals)

3. Table of Contents: _Melilah: Manchester Journal of Jewish Studies_ (Jackson)

4. New Search Engine: Searchable index  of Israel Studies (Aridan)

5. Call for Papers: Association for Jewish Studies (AJS)

6. Call for Papers: Midwest Jewish Studies Association (Cohen-Ioannides)

7. Call for Papers: Cognitive Approaches to the concept of food in the Mediterranean (Agis)

8. Second Call for Papers for MLA Sephardic Studies Discussion Group panel (Beckwith)

9. Call for Proposals: The Hispanic History of Texas Project (Reyes)

10. Call for Proposals: Jewish Genealogy - $10,000 Research Awards (Lamdan)

11. Preliminary Schedule and Registration Form: 8th Biennial Scholars' Conference on American Jewish History (Hartmann and Kaufman)

12. Correction for Biennial Scholars Conference on American Jewish History (Kaufman)

13. Job Opportunity: Lecturer, Middle Eastern history, MIT (Chin)

14. Query: Turkish and British Immigration Records (Dahbany-Miraglia)

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1. New Publication: Tsadik, _Between Foreigners and Shi'is; Nineteenth Century Iran and its Jewish Minority_ (Tsadik)

From: Daniel Tsadik <tsadikim(at)yahoo(dot)com>

Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 00:50:33 -0800 (PST)

Dear friends:

I am pleased to inform you that my book just came out:

Daniel Tsadik, _Between Foreigners and Shi'is; Nineteenth Century Iran and its Jewish Minority_ (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007); 295 pp.

You may find at: http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?book_id=5458%20%20

Based on archival and primary sources in Persian, Hebrew, Judeo-Persian, Arabic, and European languages, Between Foreigners and Shi‘is examines the Jews’ religious, social, and political status in nineteenth-century Iran. This book, which focuses on Nasir al-Din Shah’s reign (1848-1896), is the first comprehensive scholarly attempt to weave all these threads into a single tapestry. This case study of the Jewish minority illuminates broader processes pertaining to other religious minorities and Iranian society in general, and the interaction among intervening foreigners, the Shi'i majority, and local Jews helps us understand Iranian dilemmas that have persisted well beyond the second half of the nineteenth century.

Best wishes,

Daniel Tsadik

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2. Table of Contents: _Jewish Quarterly Review_ 98:1 (PennJournals)

From: "Penn Press Journals" <pennjournals(at)gmail(dot)com>

via: H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 11:43:00 -0500

[Note from Editor/Moderator Aviva Ben-Ur: Only material relevant to the Caucus is listed below.]

The first issue of 2008 is now available for _Jewish Quarterly Review_ 98: 1.

Table of Contents:

Articles

"My Adherence to the Creed of Moses Has not Diminished My Love for Muhammad's Nation": The Emergence and Demise of Iraqi-Jewish Literary Modern Culture

Reuven Snir

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3. Table of Contents: _Melilah: Manchester Journal of Jewish Studies_ (Jackson)

From: "Bernard Jackson" <bsj(at)legaltheory(dot)demon(dot)co(dot)uk>

via: H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 00:01:53 -0500

[Note from Editor/Moderator Aviva Ben-Ur: only the article relevant to the Caucus is listed.]

New Melilah Articles

2. "Equal Partners? Proselytising by Africans and Jews in the 17th

Century Atlantic Diaspora", by Tobias Green, can be downloaded at

<http://www.mucjs.org/MELILAH/articles.htm#2008>

Bernard S. Jackson

University of Manchester

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4. New Search Engine: Searchable index  of Israel Studies (Aridan)

From: H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

via: "Natan Aridan" <aridan(at)bgu(dot)ac(dot)il>  

Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 8:03 AM

A full searchable index of all volumes of Israel Studies is now available on the following site:

 http://cmsprod.bgu.ac.il/Eng/Centers/bgi/Journals/israel_studies.htm

Dr. Natan Aridan - Managing Editor, Israel Studies

Ben-Gurion Research Institute

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5. Call for Papers: Association for Jewish Studies (AJS)

From: "Association for Jewish Studies" <ajs(at)ajs(dot)cjh(dot)org>

via: H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

Date:  Fri, 7 Mar 2008 10:26:24 -0500

The Call for Papers for the 40th Annual Conference of the Association for

Jewish Studies is now available online at <http://www.ajsnet.org/>.  The AJS

Conference is the largest annual gathering of Jewish studies scholars worldwide.  More than 150 sessions dedicated to all fields of Jewish studies research and scholarship.  The online proposal submission site will be open for submissions beginning March 20, 2008; the deadline for submissions is May 1, 2008.  You will also find on the AJS website

(<http://www.ajsnet.org/conf_2008.html>): sample abstracts; general information about hotel, meals, registration; and information on visiting Washington.  The conference will take place December 21 - 23, 2008 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC.

The AJS will host a Sessions Seeking Participants web page to facilitate the organization of conference session proposals. Session organizers seeking participants for their proposed panels, roundtables, meetings, or seminars may list their proposed session topics on the AJS website, along with their contact information.  Those interested in joining one of the sessions may contact the organizer directly about submitting a proposal.  For more information, go to <http://www.ajsnet.org/session.htm>.  The page includes instructions on how to submit a proposed topic and contact a session organizer.

Please contact the AJS office at ajs(at)ajs(dot)cjh(dot)org or 917.606.8249 if you have any questions about the conference.

Association for Jewish Studies

Located at the Center for Jewish History

15 W. 16th Street

New York, New York   10011

Phone: 917.606.8249

E-mail: ajs(at)ajs(dot)cjh(dot)org

Web: <http://www.ajsnet.org/>

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6. Call for Papers: Midwest Jewish Studies Association (Cohen-Ioannides)

From:            "Cohen-Ioannides, Mara W" <MaraIoannides(at)MissouriState(dot)edu>

Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 14:44:49 -0600

 

The Midwest Jewish Studies Association and the DePaul University Center for Jewish Law and Judaic Studies are pleased to announce a special, jointly-sponsored

JEWISH STUDIES CONFERENCE

To be held at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies (Chicago, Illinois, USA) Sunday October 26-Monday October 27, 2008

Call for Papers

A special jointly-sponsored Jewish Studies conference will be held October 26-27, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. The conference is the Twentieth Annual Conference of the Midwest Jewish Studies Association (MJSA) and an inaugural event of the DePaul University Center for Jewish Law and Judaic Studies (DCJLJS). Special keynote addresses will be delivered on the State of Jewish Studies (sponsored by the MJSA) and on Jewish Copyright Law (sponsored by DCJLJS and the DePaul University Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology (CIPLIT). The conference is hosted by the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, at its stunning new campus and with kosher catering at Spertus' Wolfgang Puck Café. Please join us for this special and historic event.

The conference welcomes proposals in all areas of Jewish Studies: from any discipline (history, philosophy, literature, religion, sociology, music, etc.) and from any time period (ancient to contemporary). The MJSA encourages panelists to address pedagogical aspects of their topics, and papers centered on pedagogical issues are most welcome. This year, topics in areas of Jewish law are particularly encouraged. In addition to regular conference sessions, special breakout sessions involving works in progress in the legal academy will be scheduled.

All interested scholars and professionals of Jewish Studies and Jewish Law, including advanced graduate students, are cordially invited to submit proposals for papers, presentations, and workshops. Proposals may be for complete sessions or for individual papers. Proposals must include a 200-word abstract defining the primary themes, conclusions and sources utilized in the research as well as a complete CV. Session proposals must include abstracts for 2 to 3 papers, CVs for all participants, a general explanation of how the papers are related and what the general significance of the panel is, as well as the name of the chair of the proposed session. Individuals willing to chair a session (rather than give a paper) are invited to submit a CV, with an indication of areas of expertise.

The deadline for the submission of proposals for individual papers or complete sessions is May 15, 2008. Please direct all inquiries and submissions to: Mara Cohen Ioannides (maraioannides(at)missouristate(dot)edu.

Thank you very much!

Mara W. Cohen Ioannides

Instructor

English Department

Missouri State University

901 S. National

Springfield, MO 65897

office: 417-836-4163

fax: 417-836-4226

 

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7. Call for Papers: Cognitive Approaches to the concept of food in the Mediterranean (Agis)

From: H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

and "Rachel Bortnick" <bortnickra(at)sbcglobal(dot)net>

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 1:38 PM

GIRNE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

COGNITIVE APPROACHES TO THE CONCEPT OF FOOD IN THE MEDITERRANEAN CULTURES

7th and 8th MAY 2008

Key Note Speakers

Prof. Dr. Michael Halevy (Institute for the Study of the Jews in Germany, Hamburg),

Prof. Dr.Tamar Alexander (Ben Gurion University, Moshe David Gaon Center for Ladino Culture), Prof. Dr. David Bunis (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Center for

the Study of Jewish Languages and Literatures)

Various cultures live in the Mediterranean. Various civilizations have lived in Turkey and Cyprus. Also, the immigrants brought their own food to Turkey and Cyprus. Sephardim came to the Ottoman Empire after their expulsion from Spain in 1492. Additionally, Ashkenazim settled in Turkey. Cyprus has had Turkish, Greek, Jewish, Armenian, Italian, and British inhabitants for centuries.

In this symposium, we wish to focus on the food culture of various cultural groups that live in Turkey, Cyprus, and in other Mediterranean countries, and investigate the relationship between the food culture and cognition in different fields, such as Linguistics, Anthropology, Education, Translation Studies, History, Literature, and Jewish Studies. We expect to receive the 150 - 250 word abstracts of your presentations and 5 (five) keywords for your presentations until March/15/2008. 20 (twenty) minutes will be given for each presentation, and 10 (ten) minutes will be left for questions. Papers of the accepted abstracts should be written in the APA style. Papers should be submitted at the end of the symposium.

Venue:

Cognitive Sciences (e.g. psychological aspects of taste and mind relationship )

Linguistics (e.g. idioms and proverbs, anecdotes, syntax of recipes, languages use  in recipes)

Anthropology (e.g. feasts and food)

Education (e.g.  teaching the meanings of food names in diverse languages to children )

Translation Studies (e.g. recipe translation)

History (e.g. containers used for cooking by Hittites)

Literature (e.g. yoghurt in Turkish literature)

Jewish Studies (e.g. eating kosher)

Sephardic Culture (e.g. food in Sephardic feast songs )

British Culture

American Culture

Cypriot Culture

Turkish Culture

Communication Studies (e.g. designing food advertisements)

Abstract Submission: Derya AgiÅŸ

E-mail: deryaagis(at)gau(dot)edu(dot)tr / deryaagis(at)gmail(dot)com

Department of Translation and Interpreting Phone: +90 392 650 20 00/1101

Girne American University,

Karmi Campus, Karaoglanoglu, Girne, K.K.T.C. Mersin 10, Turkey

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15, 2008

Notification of Abstract Acceptance: March 30, 2008

Paper Submission: May 8, 2008

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8. Second Call for Papers for MLA Sephardic Studies Discussion Group panel (Beckwith)

From: "Stacy N. Beckwith" <sbeckwit(at)carleton(dot)edu>

Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 23:08:53 -0600 (CST)

Second Call for Papers for MLA Sephardic Studies Discussion Group panel at the MLA convention in San Francisco, December 2008. Deadline extended to March 20.

Gender in Sephardic and Sephardist Literature

•            What are the roles of gender in modern Sephardic and/or Sephardist literature? (Sephardist writing re/imagines elements from historic Jewish Spain and integrates them into interpretations of a range of modern environments.)

•            Have representations or patterns of portraying Sephardic characters with distinct cross/gender traits confirmed, challenged, or complicated a group or a society’s collective memory or constitutive ideological views?

•            Together with, or beyond character design, have gendered aspects of Sephardic and/or Sephardist writing styles (literary language(s), structure…) contributed to discourse on memory and identity?

•            Can gender be a useful point of departure for comparing modern Sephardic and Sephardist literature?

Papers can involve any genre(s) in Sephardic and/or Sephardist literature – prose/ poetry/ drama. Please send a 250 word abstract by March 20th, 2008 to Stacy Beckwith, Associate Prof. of Hebrew, Carleton College. sbeckwit(at)carleton(dot)edu.

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9. Call for Proposals: The Hispanic History of Texas Project (Reyes)

From:             "Reyes, Rebeca " <PReyes(at)Central(dot)UH(dot)EDU>

Date:             Mon, 25 Feb 2008 08:40:03 -0600

[Note from Editor/Moderator Aviva Ben-Ur: The Recovery project includes Sephardic Jews as part of the U.S. Hispanic heritage.]

Research Grants

Call for Proposals: THE HISPANIC HISTORY OF TEXAS PROJECT

        The Hispanic History of Texas Project recovers, preserves, disseminates and studies documents related to the participation in and contributions of Hispanics to the history of Texas.  With funding from The Houston Endowment, the project is pleased to offer support for research in this field.

        Scholars and advanced graduate students are encouraged to apply for a stipend of up to $4,500 for research work in one of the following areas:

*        Identification, location, recovery and/or study of Hispanic texts documents, books, periodicals, archives, photos, etc. produced before 1960 and relating to the over-all project mission.

*        Bibliographic indexing and cataloging of data.

*        Study of recovered Hispanic primary documents, manuscripts, publications, or other source(s).

*        Identification, evaluation, acquisition, classification and preservation of archival materials in private, public and/or institutional collections that meet the aforementioned criteria.

        Deadline:  April 1, 2008

        For applications and guidelines, please write, fax, e-mail, or download from the web page:

        www.arte.uh.edu

        Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project

        University of Houston   *   256 Cullen Performance Hall   *   Houston, TX 77204-2006

        Tel: 713-743-3128   *   Fax: 713-743-3142   *   E-mail: CVillarroel(at)uh(dot)edu

Rebeca Reyes

Assistant to the Director

Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project

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10. Call for Proposals: Jewish Genealogy - $10,000 Research Awards (Lamdan)

From: Neville Lamdan <nlamdan(at)netvision(dot)net(dot)il>

Date:             Sun, 02 Mar 2008 13:41:19 +0200           

           

RESEARCH GRANTS

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy is pleased to invite proposals for ground-breaking research in six preferred areas of Jewish Genealogy, to be carried out in the academic year 2008- 09.

Successful applicants will be awarded grants of up to $10,000.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 31 May, 2008, for adjudication by the highest standards of academic excellence, by 31 July, 2008.

The six research areas are: Jewish history from a genealogical perspective; rabbinical genealogy; onomastics; inter-disciplinary aspects of Jewish Genealogy; Jewish Genealogy and computer sciences; sources and resources for Jewish Genealogy.

(Proposals outside these areas are not altogether excluded)

“Instructions to Applicants” (to be followed carefully) and Illustrations of topics within the preferred research areas are to be found on the Institute’s website

www.iijg.org (under “Projects”, then “Upcoming Projects”, then “Call for Projects”)

Dr. Neville Y. Lamdan

Director,

International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center,

Jewish National and University Library,

Jerusalem

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11. Preliminary Schedule and Registration Form: 8th Biennial Scholars' Conference on American Jewish History (Hartmann and Kaufman)

From:             Brian Hartmann <bhartmann(at)ajhs(dot)cjh(dot)org>

Date:             Wed, 27 Feb 2008 15:16:25 -0500           

Scholars Conference - Preliminary Schedule with Registration

SUNDAY, JUNE 1

9:00-12:00

OPTIONAL BUS TOUR Historic Jewish Los Angeles

12:00-1:00

LUNCH

Register at USC

1:00-3:00

OPENING PLENARY: Rethinking the Periodization of American Jewish History, Moderator: Hasia Diner

3:15-5:00 

PANELS 

Themes in American History: Immigration, Progressivism, Liberalism

6:00-7:45

BANQUET

Honoring Professor Leo Hershkowitz

8:00-10:00

Keynote Speaker:

David Hollinger,

Preston Hotchkis Professor of American History at UC Berkeley

MONDAY, JUNE 2

9:00-10:30

PLENARY

American Jewish Experience in Comparative Perspective

10:45-12:15

PANELS

Themes in Jewish History: Postwar Jews, Jewish Intellectuals, Jews and Israel

12:30-2:00

LUNCH

2:00-4:00

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

The Challenge of Interdisciplinary Work in American and Modern Jewish history

Moderator:  David Myers

4:30- 6:00

GUIDED TOUR Wilshire Boulevard Temple

6:00-7:45

DINNER with Program

8:00-10:00

Casden Institute Event: Film & panel discussion

TUESDAY, JUNE 3

9:00-10:30

PANELS

Regional History

10:30-12:00

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Assessing the past, present and future of the field with Senior Scholars and their Graduate Students

Moderator:  Jonathan Sarna

12:00-1:00

CLOSING LUNCH

Conference registration fee: $150. Deadline: March 20, 2008. Late fee: Additional $25.  The registration fee includes the following:  attendance at all sessions; all meals on program; coffee, tea and snacks; and bus transportation to Monday evening program at Wilshire Boulevard Temple.  The program events listed are subject to change at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Name                                      Institutional Affiliation               

Mailing Address                  

Telephone                                Email               

o        I have included the $150 registration fee, payable by March 20, 2008, to cover all meals and conference activities.  If it is after March 20, 2008, I have included $175.

o        I have included an additional $25 for the optional Sunday morning bus tour of historic Jewish LA

o        Please specify if you require vegetarian or Glatt Kosher meals                                           

Accommodations

Rooms at the Midtown Radisson Hotel at USC are available for $129 for a single, $139 for a double. To make reservations please call (888) 201-1718 and mention the AJHS Conference room rate by March 20, 2008. Or, dorm-like USC on-campus housing is available for $29.64 per night for double occupancy or $41.04 for single.  Please include an additional check made payable to HUC-JIR when choosing this option.

 

o        I will be booking my own room at the Radisson.

o        I have included payment for housing in a single _____ or double________ for _______nights.

     PLEASE PRINT THIS FORM AND MAIL IT WITH YOUR PAYMENT TO:

MS. JAY GOLDEN

HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION

3077 UNIVERSITY AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90007

PLEASE DIRECT ALL INQUIRIES TO JGOLDEN(at)HUC(dot)EDU OR 213-765-2173.

Brian Hartmann

Associate Director of Development

American Jewish Historical Society

Responsible for the future of the American Jewish past

15 West 16 Street

New York, NY 10011

(212) 294-6166

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12. Correction for Biennial Scholars Conference on American Jewish History (Kaufman)

From: "David Kaufman" <dkaufman(at)huc(dot)edu>

via: H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 5:58 PM

REMINDER to register for the 8th Biennial Scholars Conference on

American Jewish History, to be held on June 1-3, 2008, at USC and HUC in

Los Angeles, California.  Please note-the correct phone number for making hotel reservations at the USC Radisson is: (213) 748-4141.   For other inquiries, please contact conference organizer David Kaufman (dkaufman(at)huc(dot)edu) or his assistant, Jay Golden (jgolden(at)huc(dot)edu).

David Kaufman

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

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13. Job Opportunity: Lecturer, Middle Eastern history, MIT (Chin)

From: H-JUDAIC automatic digest system <LISTSERV(at)H-NET(dot)MSU(dot)EDU>

Date:    Sun, 2 Mar 2008 22:06:07 -0500

      Middle Eastern History. The History Faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology seeks applications for a lecturer to teach four Middle Eastern history subjects for the academic year 2008-2009: Islam, the Middle East, and the West; The Middle East in the Twentieth Century; Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict; and Nation, Faith, and Gender in the Modern Middle East. This position is renewable up to three years. Ph.D. is preferred. Teaching experience required. Please submit a letter of application, an official transcript, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation by Friday, March 28, 2008. MIT is an EO/AA employer.

      Contact Info:

      Ms. Mabel Chin

      Administrative Assistant

      Massachusetts Institute of Technology

      History Office, E51-285

      77 Massachusetts Avenue

      Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

      Phone: 617-253-9846

      Fax: 617-253-9406

      Email: mchin(at)mit(dot)edu

      Website: http://web.mit.edu/history/www/

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14. Query: Turkish and British Immigration Records (Dahbany-Miraglia)

From:             ddmqcc(at)att(dot)net

Date:             Tue, 04 Mar 2008 13:27:14 -0500

Subject:             Re: FW: Jewish Genealogy - $10,000 Research Grants (et)

I am considering writing a proposal for the Jewish Genealogy Research Awards. Do readers know if the Turkish and British immigration records are still in Israel, and if so, where?

Dina Dahbany-Miraglia Ph.D.

Associate Professor-Retired

Queensborough Community College &

MEMEAC (Middle East& Middle East American Center)

The City University of New York (CUNY)

E-mail: ddmqcc(at)att(dot)net

Home #: 718 353-7787

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