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

Week of Sunday, July 5, 2009 (13 Tamuz 5769)

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Index:

1. Conference Program in Toledo: ‘From Tolerance to Liberty: Jews in Democratic Spain’ (Macías)

2. Conference: “Sephardim of Turkey and the Balkans: Identity and Mentalities in 19th and 20th Century Texts” (Alpert)

3. Seminar: Jewish Experiences in Salonika, July 12 (A.S.F. and Naar)

4. New Publication: New Edition of Recuero’s Basic Ladino-Spanish Dictionary (Zalaya)

5. Digitized Sephardi/Mizrahi Bible Manuscripts (Adler)

6. Table of Contents: _Jewish Quarterly Review_ 99:2 Spring 2009 (Penn Press Journals)

7. New Electronic Repository of Maghrebi Jewish Sources (Malino)

8. Call for Papers: Raphael Patai Prize in Jewish Folklore and Ethnology (Bronner)

9. Call for Applications: 2010 Summer Research Workshop on Sephardim in the Holocaust (Wolfson)

10. New Organization: Society of Sephardic Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Quintana)

11. Markova’s Ladino Textbooks at American Jewish Librarians Convention (Markova)

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1. Conference Program in Toledo: ‘From Tolerance to Liberty: Jews in Democratic Spain’ (Macías)

From: Uriel Macías <umk(at)ya(dot)com>

Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 01:33:27 +0200

Programa del XIX Curso del Museo Sefardí

Estimado amigo / Estimada amiga,

Te adjunto el programa del  XIX Curso del Museo Sefardí: “De la tolerancia a la libertad: Sobre el desarrollo de la vida judía en la España democrática ”, que tendrá lugar del 1 al 4 de  septiembre de 2009. Click here for program (subscribers go to: http://www.umass.edu/sephardimizrahi/past_issues/090705.html).

Saludos,

Uriel Macías

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2. Conference: “Sephardim of Turkey and the Balkans: Identity and Mentalities in 19th and 20th Century Texts” (Alpert)

[Note from Editor/Moderator Aviva Ben-Ur: On the eve of his departure, Michael Alpert sent me the program for this conference, which took place in Madrid last month.]

From:            malpert <malpert(at)onetel(dot)com>

Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2009 12:01:33 +0100

Congreso Internacional “LOS SEFARDÍES DE TURQUÍA Y LOS BALCANES: IDENTIDAD Y MENTALIDADES EN TEXTOS DE LOS SIGLOS XIX Y XX” - Programa Definitivo:

Organizado por: Grupo de Investigación Antropológica sobre Patrimonio y Culturas Populares (GIAP) del Instituto de Lengua, Literatura y Antropología del CSIC

eSefarad Noticias del Mundo Sefaradí

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Congreso Internacional “LOS SEFARDÍES DE TURQUÍA Y LOS BALCANES: IDENTIDAD Y MENTALIDADES EN TEXTOS DE LOS SIGLOS XIX Y XX” –

Programa Definitivo

23/06/2009 09:00 to 25/06/2009 19:00

 Organizado por:

 Grupo de Investigación Antropológica sobre Patrimonio y Culturas Populares

(GIAP) del Instituto de Lengua, Literatura y Antropología del CSIC

Institut für Iberoromanistik (Universität Basel)

Patrocinado por el CSIC y el Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación de España

(acción complementaria FFI2008-04218-E/FILO para el proyecto

HUM2006-03050/FILO)

Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales del CSIC

c/ Albasanz 26-28 / 28037 Madrid

contacto: raquel(dot)gonzalez(at)cchs(dot)csic(dot)es

  Programa de las sesiones

23 de junio

MAÑANA

9:00-10:00: acreditaciones y recogida de documentación

10:00: apertura del congreso e inauguración de la exposición bibliográfica

“Ephemera sefardíes en la Biblioteca Tomás Navarro Tomás”

Breve pausa para visitar la exposición y café

11:30: Ponencia Inaugural: Aldina Quintana (CSIC/Universidad Hebrea de Jerusalén)

“El judeoespañol, una lengua pluricéntrica al margen del español”

12:15-13:15: Primera sesión: Periodismo, identidad y mentalidades I

Sánchez Pérez, María (CSIC, España)

“La revista Yerushalayim: un ejemplo de modernidad y tradición”

Schlumpf, Sandra (Universität Basel, Suiza)

“Tradición judía y actualidad social en algunos artículos publicados en la revista El Ri?ón de Salónica”

Coloquio

13:15-15:30 pausa para comida y descanso

TARDE

15:30-17:00 : Segunda sesión: Periodismo, identidad y mentalidades II

Mancheva, Dora (Universidad de Sofía, Bulgaria)

“Dignidad y justicia para todos: la prensa sefardí y búlgara acerca de una revuelta antisemita de 1901”

Martínez Gálvez, Cristina (CSIC, España)

“El Plato de Purim, suplemento humorístico del periódico El Avenir”

Sawa –Wolfe, Rachel (Universidad Ben Gurión del Néguev, Israel)

“The Journal La Buena Esperansa and Its Battle for Reforms in the Jewish Community of Izmir”

Coloquio

17:00-17:30: pausa-café

17:30-19:00: Tercera sesión: Oralidad y registros sonoros

Weich-Shahak, Susana (Universidad Hebrea de Jerusalén, Israel)

“Cantares sefardíes de los siglos XIX y XX: eventos, cambios, críticas y catástrofes”

Havassy, Rivka (Universidad de Bar-Ilan, Israel)

“«Si mosós no las vamos a recoger…»: The Songbooks of Emily Sene and Bouena Sarfatty-Garfinkle”

Liebl, Christian (Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Viena, Austria) “«Avíe úne vez …»: Julius Subak, Max A. Luria and Phonographic Field Research Among Sephardic Communities in the Balkans”

Coloquio

24 de junio

MAÑANA

10:15-11: Ponencia Beatrice Schmid (Universität Basel, Suiza)

«Por el adelantamiento de la nación». Las ideas lingüísticas de Abraham A. Cappon”

11-11:30: pausa-café

11:30-13:30: Cuarta sesión: Las mujeres sefardíes ante los retos de la modernización

Alpert, Michael (Universidad de Westminster, Reino Unido)

“El tema de la Educación femenina entre los sefardíes de oriente. Reflejado en La kortezia o reglas del komportamyento, de Rita Gabbay (Constantinopla 1871)”

[Note from Michael Alpert: Rosa Gabay “published a book in 1871 called 'La kortesiya o las reglas del komportamyento'. It is a guide to westernizing behavior for women.”]

Kovacevic, Nela (Universidad de Granada-Becaria Fundación Rothchild)

“Laura Papo: la evolución de la mujer sefardí de Bosnia a partir del 1878”

Valentín del Barrio, Carmen (Grinnell College, Iowa)

«¡Cómo trocó la vida de nuestras mujeres!»: la mujer moderna en el teatro costumbrista sefardí”

Filipovic, Jelena (Universidad de Belgrado, Serbia) e Ivana Vucina Simovic

(Universidad de Kragujevac, Serbia)

“La lengua como recurso social: el caso de las mujeres sefardíes de los Balcanes”

Coloquio

13:30-15:30: pausa para comida y descanso

TARDE

15:30-17:00: Quinta sesión: Lengua e identidad

Romero, Elena (CSIC, España)

“La polémica sobre el judeoespañol en la prensa sefardí del Imperio otomano: Materiales para su estudio”

Varol-Bornes, Marie Christine (INALCO, Francia)

“Un erudito entre dos lenguas: el «castellano » de Haïm Bedjerano en su prólogo a un refranero glosado (1913)”

Burki, Yvette (Universität Basel, Suiza)

“La Época y El Avenir. Dos periódicos: dos discursos en contraste”

Coloquio

17:00-17:30: pausa-café

17:30-19:00: Sexta sesión: Contacto lingüístico y modernización

Berenguer Amador, Ángel (Universität Basel, Suiza)

“Influencia de las lenguas occidentales sobre el judeoespañol: las perífrasis verbales”

García Moreno, Aitor (CSIC, España)

“Glosas frescas en La hermo?a Hulda de España (Jerusalén, 1910)”

Ayala, Amor (Freie Universität Berlin, Alemania)

“El judeoespañol en los textos del período moderno (tardío) en Bulgaria”

Coloquio

25 de junio

MAÑANA

10:15-11:00: Ponencia Eliezer Papo (Universidad Ben Gurión del Neguev, Israel) “Konstruksion de la memoria i rekonstruksion de la identidad: Agadot

de gerra - un jenero neglejado de la literatura sefaradi”

11-11:30: pausa-café

11:30-13:30: Séptima sesión:Actitudes lingüísticas y culturales

Vidakovic, Krinka (Belgrado, Serbia)

“Identidad y memoria en la obra de Haim Davicho (1854-1916)”

Sánchez, Rosa (Universität Basel, Suiza)

“Un personaje prototípico del teatro sefardí oriental: acerca de la galiparla del franquito”

Conejero López, Alberto (CSIC, España)

“Identidades lingüísticas y culturales en la canción urbana de los sefardíes otomanos: el caso de Rosa Eskenasi y Victoria Hazan”

Gruss, Susy (Universidad de Bar-Ilan, Israel)

“Una lengua materna por adopción”

Coloquio

13:30-15:30 pausa para comida y descanso

TARDE

15:30-17:00 : Octava sesión: Viena, patrón de modernidad para los sefardíes

Šmid, Katja (CSIC, Madrid)

“Ga?etero vienés vs. rabino saraylí: dos sefardíes que hablan ¿la misma lengua?”

Hernández Socas, Elia, Carsten Sinner y Encarnación Tabares Plasencia (Grupo de Investigación Sephardenspanisch, IALT – Universität Leipzig, Alemania)

“El Trajumán de M. Papo (1884)”

Halevy, Michael (Institut de Recherche sur les Juifs en Allemagne, Hambourg) “Alexandre Semo, Vienne et la dialectologie judéoespagnole”

Coloquio

17:00-17:30: pausa-café

17:30-19:00: Novena sesión: Sefardíes en la Tercera diáspora

Kluger, Luisa (Rice University, Texas)

“El español sefardí contemporáneo en los Estados Unidos y el impacto del nuevo entorno lingüístico”

Refael, Shmuel (Universidad de Bar-Ilan, Israel)

“«A mis queridos amigos»: Estudio preliminar de las cartas extraviadas escritas por Michael Molho desde Buenos Aires a un grupo de sefardíes en Jerusalén”

Coloquio

19:00: Conclusiones y cierre del congreso

23 al 25 junio 2009

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3. Seminar: Jewish Experiences in Salonika, July 12 (A.S.F. and Naar)

From: American Sephardi Federation with Sephardic House <info(at)americansephardifederation(dot)org> and Devin Naar <denaar(at)gmail(dot)com>

Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 13:28:28 -0400

ASF is delighted to be in partnership with YIVO on this upcoming seminar. 

Please note that an RSVP is required and can be made at: 212-294-6143 or fmohrer(at)yivo(dot)cjh(dot)org

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UPCOMING SEMINAR

Sponsored by YIVO in partnership with the American Sephardi Federation  

RUTH GAY SEMINAR IN JEWISH STUDIES

Uncommon Voices, Everyday Lives: Jewish Experiences in Salonika through the YIVO Archives

SUNDAY 12 JULY 2009 

Meet the faculty at 3PM; Seminar at 3:30PM

Chair: Isaac Benmayor

Introductory Remarks: Steven Bowman

Presenter: Devin Naar

RSVP REQUIRED: 212-294-6143 / fmohrer(at)yivo(dot)cjh(dot)org 

Devin Naar, a doctoral candidate in the department of History at Stanford University, was Project Historian of the Salonika Project at YIVO. Under the project, the Records of the Jewish Community of Salonika housed in the YIVO Archives were arranged, microfilmed, and digitized, and a finding aid was completed. The project received support from the Maurice Amado Foundation and from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Naar is writing his dissertation on the Jewish Community of Salonika during the 19th and 20th centuries. He was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Greece where he organized a segment of the Salonika archives housed at the Jewish Museum of Salonika and curated the exhibition "With Their Own Words: Glimpses of Jewish Life in Thessaloniki before the Holocaust." He has delivered conference papers or lectured at numerous locations in New York and New Jersey, as well as St. Louis, Georgetown, New Haven, Jerusalem, Moscow, and Paris.

Isaac Benmayor holds a Ph.D. in Modern Greek Linguistics from Oxford

University. Born and raised in Thessaloniki,  Benmayor is a past president of the American Friends of the Jewish Museum of Greece, and has worked on a number of publications on the Holocaust in Greece, including The Holocaust in Salonica: Eyewitness Accounts.

Steven Bowman is Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Cincinnati and has written extensively on Greek Jewry. His books include Jews in Byzantium, 1204-1453, Jewish Resistance in Wartime Greece, The Holocaust in Salonica: Eyewitness Accounts and The Agony of Greek Jewry during World War II (in press). Bowman is Editor in Chief of the "The Sephardi and Greek Holocaust Library."

The Ruth Gay Seminar in Jewish Studies is given at YIVO several times a year by scholars who have done research in the YIVO Archives and who wish to share their research with the public. The seminar series is named in honor of the noted American Jewish scholar and historian Ruth Gay (1922-2006), and was made possible thanks to a generous gift from the family of Ruth Gay.

RSVP REQUIRED: 212-294-6143 / fmohrer(at)yivo(dot)cjh(dot)org  

All events take place at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research  |  15 West 16th Street

New York  |  NY  | 10011

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4. New Publication: New Edition of Recuero’s Basic Ladino-Spanish Dictionary (Zalaya)

From: <riopiedras(at)certeza(dot)com>

via: Gregg Stern <gstern(at)judnea(dot)umass(dot)edu>

Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 12:36:49 +0000

Nueva edición del DICCIONARIO BÁSICO LADINO-ESPAÑOL

DICCIONARIO B�SICO LADINO-ESPAÑOL

Edicion de Pascual Pascual Recuero

ISBN 84-7213-088-6, 172 págs., 2ª ed., 14 €

Col. Biblioteca Nueva Sefarad, vol. 3

El criterio riguroso de pureza con que el autor realiza la seleccion le ha llevado al analisis de la literatura sefardi, principalmente del siglo XIX, en muestras contrastadas de autores, editores, ciudades y anos distintos. Ha prescindido de expresiones orales y manuscritas, de vocabularios previos y glosarios al uso, de palabras con estructura hebrea y aramea (aunque en puridad pudieran considerarse sefardies) y de aquellas cuya significacion o transliteracion, salvo ligeros matices, coinciden con las espanolas de hoy, para ofrecer sólo vocablos de verdadera entidad y apariencia judeoespanola, incorporando incluso terminos que por su morfologia, significado o sentido no se emplea ya en el idioma castellano. La obra recoge casi 3.500 vocablos de esta naturaleza.

Publicado con el patrocinio de Casa de Sefarad-Israel.

J.Vicente Zalaya

RIOPIEDRAS EDICIONES       

www.riopiedras-ediciones.com <http://www.riopiedras-ediciones.com/>

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Tel. (34) 976 272 907

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5. Digitized Sephardi/Mizrahi Bible Manuscripts (Adler)

From: "Elhanan Adler" <elhanana(at)savion(dot)huji(dot)ac(dot)il>

via: Adam Mendelsohn <mendelsohna(at)COFC(dot)EDU>

Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 16:07:05 -0500

The National Library of Israel, David and Fela Shapell Family Digitization Project, is pleased to announce the digitization of three of the Library's most important Bible manuscripts:

1. Pentateuch written in Eretz Israel, 10th century. 270 folios, vocalized, with accents and Masora. Known as 'Keter Damesek' (the crown of Damascus)

2. Entire Bible written in Burgos, Spain, 1260. 428 folios, vocalized, with accents and Masora. Also known as 'Keter Damesek'.

3. Entire Bible written in Saragossa, Spain, 1341. 204+206+53 folios, vocalized, with accents and David Kimchi's Sefer ha-Shorashim in the margins.

The manuscripts are presented in the DjVu format which provides high quality, magnifiable images compressed into relatively small files for easy downloading. In order to view DjVu images it is necessary to download and install (once) a special free viewer program.

The manuscripts and their descriptions can be accessed at:

http://jnul.huji.ac.il/dl/mss/ (Description in Hebrew)

or

http://jnul.huji.ac.il/dl/mss/index_eng.html (Description in English)

Elhanan Adler

National Library of Israel

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6. Table of Contents: _Jewish Quarterly Review_ 99:2 Spring 2009 (Penn Press Journals)

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

via: Adam Mendelsohn <mendelsohna(at)COFC(dot)EDU>

Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 12:07:21 -0400

The following is the table of contents of the Spring 2009 issue, Vol. 99.2 of _Jewish Quarterly Review_

[Note from Editor/Moderator Aviva Ben-Ur: Only articles related to this listserve are included below.]

ARTICLES

Talmudic Methodology and Aristotelian Logic: David ibn Bilia's Commentary on the Thirteen Hermeneutic Principles

AVIRAM RAVITSKY

A Small Town in Germany: Leah Goldberg and German Orientalism in 1932

YFAAT WEISS

A Diagram of the Open Land of the Levite Cities in Nahmanides' Commentary on the Torah

YOSEF OFER

REVIEW ESSAYS

Katrin Kogman-Appel, Jewish Book Art between Islam and Christianity: The Decoration of Hebrew Bibles in Medieval Spain

WALTER CAHN

Joseph Cohen and Uriel Simon, The Foundation of Reverence and the

Secret of the Torah by Abraham ibn Ezra: An Annotated Critical Edition

(Hebrew)

Shlomo Sela, The Book of Reasons by Abraham ibn Ezra: A Parallel Hebrew-English Critical Edition of the Two Versions of the Text

MARTIN I. LOCKSHIN

Publisher: UPenn Press

http://jqr.pennpress.org

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7. New Electronic Repository of Maghrebi Jewish Sources (Malino)

From: "Frances G. Malino" <fmalino(at)wellesley(dot)edu>

Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 10:29:58 -0400

I would like to alert our readers to an article on gathering and making electronically accessible Sephardi/Mizrahi historical sources in the Maghreb in the recent _AJS Perspectives_ ([ http://www.ajsnet.org/ajsp09sp.pdf

]http://www.ajsnet.org/ajsp09sp.pdf, p. 42) and to ask them to contact us

if they have any questions or suggestions: info(at)heritagemapping(dot)org.

Frances Malino

Sophia Moses Robison Professor of Jewish Studies and History

Wellesley College

106 Central Street

Wellesley MA 02481

[ed: slight edit]

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8. Call for Papers: Raphael Patai Prize in Jewish Folklore and Ethnology (Bronner)

From: "SIMON J BRONNER" <sbronner(at)psu(dot)edu>

via: Adam Mendelsohn <mendelsohna(at)COFC(dot)EDU>

Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 20:55:56 -0400

Raphael Patai Prize in Jewish Folklore and Ethnology

Call for Papers

The Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section of the American Folklore Society and

the Committee on the Anthropology of Jews and Judaism of the American Anthropological Association invite submissions for their Raphael Patai Prize in Jewish Folklore and Ethnology for 2009. The Prize is awarded for the best unpublished essay in Jewish folklore and ethnology by a student completed 2008 or 2009.

The winners for 2007 were Gabrielle Berlinger (Folklore, Indiana University) for "770 Eastern Parkway: Brooklyn Brownstone, Sacred Space," and Irit Koren (Gender Studies, Bar-Ilan University) for "The Power of Discourse: Issues of Gender and Social Control Regarding Changing the Jewish Wedding Ritual." Berlinger's paper will appear in volume 2 ("Jews at Home") and Koren's will appear in volume 3 ("Re-Visioning Ritual") of the Jewish Cultural Studies series for Littman Library of Jewish Civilization (littman.co.uk/jcs).

Submissions are reviewed by an international committee and notifications will be made by October 2009. Papers sent for the Prize are considered submissions to the book series Jewish Cultural Studies (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, Oxford, UK, http://www.littman.co.uk) and should not be under review with any other publication. The winner of the prize receives $200 and a citation from the American Folklore Society.

Criteria for submission:

   1. Approaches to the subject must cover folkloristic and ethnological perspectives and Jewish content

   2. The length of papers must be of publishable essay length, usually 8,000-12,000 words

   3. The preferable citation style is in-text citation style with a

reference list at the end

   4. The submitted unpublished paper must have been written by a student in 2008 or 2009, and not submitted for publication

   5. Submitters must identify the university and department where the paper was prepared, and provide contact information, including postal and email addresses.

Contact: Papers should be submitted electronically in English or Hebrew on or

before September 1, 2009; Use Word software and email directly to sbronner(at)psu(dot)edu

The Raphael Patai Prize honors the eminent folklorist and ethnologist Raphael

Patai (1910-1996) who published 600 articles and over 35 books. He taught at many universities in Israel and the United States, including Hebrew University,

Columbia University, Princeton University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

He also served as director of research for the Herzl Institute and editor of the Herzl Press.

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9. Call for Applications: 2010 Summer Research Workshop on Sephardim in the Holocaust (Wolfson)

From: "Wolfson, Leah" <LWolfson(at)ushmm(dot)org>

Summer Research Workshop: Sephardic Jewry and the Holocaust

Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 12:15:52 -0400

Below please find an announcement for the Summer Research Workshop in the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (CAHS) at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), Sephardic Jewry and the Holocaust. The workshop will run from June 16-25, 2010, and aims to acquaint emerging scholars with the breadth of this rich and diverse subject matter; expose them to new scholarly research on Sephardic Studies and the Holocaust; and consequently provide them with the background knowledge, archival resources, and scholarly networking necessary to initiate or continue work in this underrepresented area. 

As a scholar in the field, we hope that you will consider applying and pass this announcement along to your junior colleagues, graduate students, and other appropriate groups.

We thank you for your help as we work to bring attention to this underrepresented subject, and wish you the best for a productive summer.

Please contact me with any questions about the workshop that you may

have.

 

Sincerely,

Leah Wolfson, PhD,  Applied Research Scholar, 202-314-1760

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW  Washington DC 20024-2126

Fax 202.123.4567

www.ushmm.org <http://www.ushmm.org/> 

CENTER FOR ADVANCED HOLOCAUST STUDIES

CALL FOR APPLICANTS

2010 Summer Research Workshop

June 16-25, 2010

Sephardic Jewry and the Holocaust

The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (CAHS) of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is pleased to invite applications for a workshop on Sephardic Jewry and the Holocaust, scheduled for June 16-25, 2010 at the USHMM in Washington, DC.  Established in 1999, the Center's Summer Research Workshop program provides an environment in which groups of scholars working in closely related areas of study-but with limited previous personal interaction-can gather to discuss central research questions or issues; their research methodologies and findings; the major challenges facing their work; and potential future collaborative scholarly ventures.

The objectives of this workshop are to acquaint emerging scholars with the breadth of this rich and diverse subject matter; expose them to new scholarly research on Sephardic Studies and the Holocaust; and consequently provide them with the background knowledge, archival resources, and scholarly networking necessary to initiate or continue

work in this underrepresented area.  The workshop will be led by two leading scholars in the field, Aron Rodrigue and Daniel Schroeter. Professor Rodrigue is the Eva Chernov Lokey Professor in Jewish Studies and Professor of History at Stanford University, and Director of the Stanford Humanities Center.  He has written extensively on the history

and culture of Sephardic Jews, Modern Jewish History, Jews of Modern France, minority identities, and the Ottoman Empire.  Professor Schroeter holds the Amos S. Deinard Memorial Chair in Jewish History at the University of Minnesota.  His work focuses on the history and culture of Jews in Northern Africa and the Muslim Mediterranean.

The workshop will be divided into seminar and research segments.  The seminar portion of the program will address broader issues from an interdisciplinary perspective, such as Ladino language and Sephardic identity; the Sephardic experience in ghettos, camps, and transports; resistance and rescue; and the experience of North African Jews both before and during the war.  By the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be exposed to broad subject matter on both Sephardic life and culture before the war, and the Sephardic experience during the Holocaust.  The regions to be considered include Southeastern Europe (Balkans, Bulgaria, Greece) and North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia, Libya,

and Morocco).

The research portion of the workshop will consist of orientation, exposure, and guided research in the Museum's extensive archival and other collections.  The Museum has significant holdings concerning North Africa, Croatia, Greece, Serbia, the Jewish community of Monastir, as well as newly acquired collections in Ladino and Judeo-Arabic, and selected collections of Sephardic-survivor oral testimonies and Sephardic music.  The workshop will also provide specific presentations on selected topics of interest to the field.

The Museum welcomes applications from advanced graduate students, doctoral candidates, post-doctoral scholars, and early career academics who are either conducting or considering research on Sephardic Jewish Studies, Holocaust Studies in Sephardic countries or communities, or area studies in countries in which Sephardic Jews resided.  All disciplines are encouraged to apply.  Candidates must be affiliated with an accredited, degree-awarding institution (baccalaureate, the equivalent, or higher) in North America. 

A maximum of fourteen scholars will be selected.  Applications must be submitted in English and include: (1) a current CV; (2) a statement addressing the candidate's specific interest and background (including previous coursework, projects, publications, or language study) in the program's area of study as well as how the workshop will benefit the candidate's research; and (3) a supporting letter from an academic advisor, department chair, or dean that addresses the candidate's qualifications and research as well as his/her potential as a scholar in the field. Participants are required to attend the full duration of the workshop.

For non-local participants, the Center will provide: (1) lodging for the duration of the workshop; and (2) $1,000 toward the cost of travel and other incidental expenses, which will be distributed within 2-4 weeks of the workshop's conclusion.  Local participants will receive a stipend of $200 for the two weeks.

Applications must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than November 23, 2009.  Applications should be sent to University Programs, Center of Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC 20024 (Fax: 202-479-9726; Email: university_programs(at)ushmm(dot)org).  Candidates will be notified by January 18, 2010.  For questions, please contact Dr. Leah Wolfson at lwolfson(at)ushmm(dot)org. 

This workshop is made possible through the generosity of The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc.

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10. New Organization: Society of Sephardic Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Quintana)

From: Aldina Quintana <aldina(dot)quintana(at)cchs(dot)csic(dot)es>

Date:             Sat, 27 Jun 2009 23:17:47 +0200

           

Estimados colegas:

Les reenvio la informacion que me ha remitido la Dra. Raquel Sperber sobre la recien creada Sociedad de estudios sefardies, que decidieron fundar investigadores de varios paises en una reunion especial celebrada en el Centro Hispania Judaica de la Universidad Hebrea de Jerusalen. La sociedad estara afiliada al Instituto Ben-Zvi y tendra su sede administrativa en Hispania Judaica, en la Universidad Hebrea de Jerusalen. Todo el que pueda estar interesado en hacerse miembro de la misma encontrara la informacion correspondiente y el formulario de inscripcion en los documentos adjuntos.

Con un amistoso saludo,

Aldina Quintana

Instituto de Lengua, Literatura y Antropolog?a (1F3)

Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales

CSIC

C/ Albasanz 26-28

28037 Madrid

Phone: 916022830

aldina(dot)quintana(at)cchs(dot)csic(dot)es

Estimado/a colega:

En una reunión especial celebrada en el Centro Hispania Judaica de la Universidad Hebrea de Jerusalén en que tomaron parte investigadores de Croacia, Gran Bretaña, España, Estados Unidos, Francia, Hungría. Israel, Italia y Portugal, se decidió fundar una Sociedad de estudios sefardíes. La sociedad estará afiliada al Instituto Ben-Zvi y tendrá su sede administrativa en Hispania Judaica, en la Universidad Hebrea de Jerusalén.

La Sociedad comprenderá investigadores de todo el mundo cuyas publicaciones y actividad investigadora se concentren principalmente en la historia y cultura de los judíos de Sefarad y sus descendientes, tanto en Oriente como en Occidente, en todos los ámbitos, incluyendo historia, filosofía, misticismo, literatura, lenguas judías, arte, música, folklore, educación, halajá, estudios bíblicos y talmúdicos y liturgia. Su objeto es promover y coordinar la investigación, organizar conferencias y simposios e informar de nuevas investigaciones, publicaciones y actividades académicas en el terreno de los estudios sefardíes. La Sociedad estimulará asimismo la publicación de trabajos en este terreno.

La definición de Sefarad en la Sociedad responde al significado original del término, que abarca a la Península Ibérica entera, es decir, lo que hoy es España y Portugal. La Sociedad constará de tres divisiones:

  1. Sefarad medieval y moderna
  2. Diáspora sefardí oriental y judeoespañol
  3. Diáspora sefardí occidental

Le invitamos a incorporarse a cualquiera de las tres divisiones. Los miembros fundadores que participaron en la primera asamblea en enero de 2009, decidieron que la cuota de socio sería, de momento, 40 euros, 50 $ USA ó 200 shéquels anuales (20 euros, 25 $ o 100 shéquels para doctorantes y estudiantes de máster). Tras la primera etapa de registro, que concluirá el 30 de octubre de 2009, los miembros que se hayan registrado en la Sociedad participarán en unas elecciones electrónicas para nombrar un equipo de nueve miembros, tres de cada una de las divisiones. Los resultados de estas elecciones serán válidos para un periodo de dos años. Las elecciones siguientes tendrán lugar unos dos años después y en ellas participarán todos los miembros de cuota. La asamblea general confirmará la admisión de nuevos miembros en el futuro. El equipo admininistrativo tendrá su sede en Jerusalén, en las oficinas de Hispania Judaica, y consistirá en un/a presidente/a, un/a secretario/a académico/a y asistentes administrativos voluntarios.

La Sociedad se propone construir una página en Internet y publicar una carta, impresa o en formato electrónico. Dicha página contendrá el curriculum vitae, lista actualizada de publicaciones y proyectos de investigación de todos los miembros. También publicará una bibliografía anual con las publicaciones de estos últimos, así como las conferencias que organicen.

El pago de la cuota a nombre del "Ben-Zvi Institute" se hará a la siguiente dirección:

The Ben-Zvi Institute, Sociedad de estudios sefardíes, c/o Sarit Noy, 12 Abravanel Street, Jerusalem, Israel

Toda la demás correspondencia debe dirigirse a la Dra. Raquel Sperber, Hispania Judaica, World Center for Jewish Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91905 Jerusalén, Israel.

Tel. 972-2-5881630; fax 972-2-5881619.

Dirección electrónica: ssjsefarad(at)gmail(dot)com

Atentamente:

Prof. Yom Tov Assis (en nombre de los miembros fundadores)

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11. Markova’s Ladino Textbooks at American Jewish Librarians Convention (Markova)

From:             Alla Markova <alla(dot)markova(at)gmail(dot)com>

Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 12:02:37 -0400

On July 6 in Chicago starts the American Jewish librarians convention. I was supposed to present there my _Beginner's Ladino_, but I am not going. There will be one lady from YIVO, Dr. Lyudmila Sholokhova, who kindly agreed to take my books there and the organizers agreed that she can sell them there, but does not know anybody interested in Sephardic studies, she specializes in Yiddish. I plan to give her three/five copies, and it would be great if you could let interested people know about it. The list price is $29.95. I

will sell them at $25. The books have 2 CDs each.

Alla Markova

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