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Sephardi Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List - Week of June 5, 2005

Sephardi Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List - Week of June 5, 2005

Association for Jewish Studies Sephardi/Mizrahi Studies Caucus Discussion List

Editor/Moderator: Aviva Ben-Ur <aben-ur(at)>

Week of Sunday, June, 2005 (27 Iyar 5765)




1. Query: Seeking Information on Flory Jagoda (Bresler)

2. Query: Seeking Information on Flory Jagoda (Tasat)

3. New Publication: *The Last Ottoman Empire and Beyond* (Rozen)

4. Call for Papers: American Jewish Historical Society Scholars’ Conference (Moore)

5. Call for Papers: International workshop--"Exile and Displacement in the Modern Middle East" (Huri)

6. Sephardic Educational Center Makor One Year Accredited Program-- Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Bortnick)


1.  Query: Seeking Information on Flory Jagoda (Bresler)

Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 20:28:56 -0400

From: Joel Bresler <>

Here are the details on the latest recording of Flory Jagoda and Ramón Tasat:

Jagoda, Flory and Ramón Tasat, “Kantikas de amor i vida

Sephardic duets” (Silver Spring, MD: tasat productions, 2005).

Interested listeners should visit:

He does not seem to have posted this recording yet, though.


Joel Bresler

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2. Query: Seeking Information on Flory Jagoda (Tasat)

Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 20:38:20 -0400

From: Ramón Tasat <Ramon.Tasat(at)>

There are two ways to order “Kantikas de Amor i Vida”:

1) you can check my website at and order it there.  

You can pay with a credit card or

2) send me a check for $17.50 (includes sh/h) to :

Ramón Tasat

8905 Young American Ct.

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Thank you so much for your interest

Ramón Tasat

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3. New Publication: *The Last Ottoman Empire and Beyond* (Rozen)

From: "Minna Rozen" <mrozen(at)>

Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 10:38:17

Dear Colleagues,

The first volume of my book: *The Last Ottoman Empire and Beyond: The Jews of Turkey and the Balkans, 1808-1945,* has just appeared. The book, as well as the second volume, which appeared in 2002 can both be purchased at the Godstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center ,at Tel Aviv University. You may email Ms. Ora Azta : diaspora(at), or fax her to 972-3-6409287.

Vol. 2 contains the papers of the International Conference under the same title, held at the Diaspora Research Center TAU, in 1995.

For the Table of Contents of vol. 1, and the introduction of the book click here:

Minna Rozen

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4.  Call for Papers: American Jewish Historical Society Scholars’ Conference (Moore)

Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 20:28:45

From: Deborah Moore <deborahdmoore(at)>

Below is a call for papers for the biennial Scholars' Conference of the American Jewish Historical Society to be held June 5-7, 2006 in Charleston, South Carolina. Dale Rosengarten has been cooking up some wonderful ideas for special sessions that will highlight aspects of the Southern Jewish experience. It promises to be a stimulating and rewarding conference, but only if you submit proposals and spread the word.

Best wishes for a good summer.

Deborah Dash Moore

Chair, Academic Council

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The 2006 Biennial Scholars' Conference on American Jewish History, sponsored by the American Jewish Historical Society and the College of Charleston, will convene in Charleston, South Carolina, June 5–7, 2006.

The Program Committee invites proposals for panels and individual presentations on any aspect of the American Jewish experience. Especially welcome are multi-media expositions and reports on works-in-progress. Scholars and graduate students whose research focuses on a specific area of the Americas, including South America and the Caribbean, are encouraged to consider the significance of regionalism for Jewish life. While regional identity will be the subject of a plenary session, we anticipate that the conference will cover a broad range of themes and topics.

Panelists will be asked to submit their essays by May1, to be posted on the conference website. Sessions will be organized as symposia, or guided discussions.

Each participant is invited to present a ten-minute abstract of the paper, and the remainder of the time will be devoted to conversation and debate led by the session chair.

One-page paper abstracts, panel proposals, and a short biography (150 words) are due October 1, 2005.

Electronic submissions (by e-mail attachment) are preferred.

The 2006 Scholars’ Conference coincides with the Spoleto Arts Festival, one of the country’s premier celebrations of the performing and visual arts. For participants who arrive on Sunday, June 4, we will offer pre-conference field trips and cultural events.

Please send proposals to:

Dale Rosengarten, Program Committee Chair

2006 Scholars' Conference on American Jewish History

Addlestone Library

College of Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina 29424

Tel: 843.953.8028

Fax: 843.953.8019

Email: rosengartend(at)


5. Call for Papers: International workshop--"Exile and Displacement in the Modern Middle East" (Huri)

Date: Sat, 04 Jun 2005 20:21:56

From: Yair Huri <yairhuri(at)>

Call for Papers

International workshop:

“Exile and Displacement in the Modern Middle East”

March - June 2006

In the last 20 years, the concepts of exile and displacement have dominated scholarship. Although these practices and conditions have prevailed since ancient times, they have become particularity pervasive in the 19th and 20th centuries. Indeed, the despotic nature of Empire, patterns of nation and state building, and, more recently, issues related to globalization, have brought to light the significance of exile and displacement in the histories of modernity.

The workshop will investigate different aspects of exile and displacement in the Middle East. Due in part to its colonial and postcolonial histories, we believe that the Middle East serves as an intriguing laboratory for the exploration of issues related to these phenomena. We intend to bring together scholars from a wide variety of fields (such as history, gender studies, literature, sociology, and anthropology) to focus on these issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Different aspects of the exilic experience have captured the attention of seminal scholars, thinkers and writers, such as Edward Said, Julia Kristeva, Salman Rushdie, and Michael Seidel. Some of them have understood exile strictly as the (forced or voluntary) uprooting of individuals and groups, and others as a mental state, or as a metaphor for the human condition in the modern and post-modern eras. Our definition of exile is likewise broad and fluid and takes into consideration all of these views and positions.  Similarly, we take the Middle East to be a broad and flexible geographical entity: it includes any place where Arabs, Muslims and other religious and ethnic groups live, both within and beyond the region (e.g., Turkey, Iran, North Africa and the Mashreq, "Diasporic" communities).

Among many possible threads for the Workshop are:

*        Exile of individuals and communities within the Middle East.

*        Exile of individuals and communities outside the Middle East.

*        Between exile and Diaspora.

*        Gender and exile.

*        Literary expressions of exile.

*        Nationalism and displacement.

*        Exile as state of mind.

*        Self-exile.

*        Exile and homecoming.

*        Exile and memory.

*        Theorizing exile.

*        Migration and Globalization.

As we intend to publish selected essays in an edited volume, papers should be original and not have been previously published elsewhere.

The workshop will be held at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in the spring semester of the coming academic year (March-June, 2006). It will convene once every three weeks, on Tuesday afternoon. Two papers will be discussed on each meeting. All participants will be expected to submit in advance a working paper to be distributed among the other participants. This will enable us to dedicate the meetings to discussions on original papers rather than to lengthy presentations. Participants from abroad will be supplied with all papers presented prior to their own, so as to enable their fullest involvement in the ongoing discussion.

Those interested in participating in the workshop are asked to send a one-page proposal in English by December 1, 2005. The proposal should briefly state the topic, and outline how the paper contributes to the aims of the workshop. Participants from abroad will be offered round trip airfare and lodging.

Proposals should be addressed by e-mail to: yairhuri(at) or by mail to:

Yair Huri and Haggai Ram,

Department of Middle East Studies,

Ben Gurion University,

Beer-Sheva, 84105


Dr. Yair Huri

The Department of Middle East Studies

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Beer Sheva, 84150


Phone Number: 0522-300488

Fax Number: 08-6472952

Email: yairhuri(at)


6. Sephardic Educational Center Makor One Year

Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Bortnick)

Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2005 22:29:58

From: Bortnickra(at)

Dear Friends:

I want to tell you about a program for Jewish students between the ages of 18 and 26 at the Sephardic Educational Center in Jerusalem. The Makor One Year

Program, established in cooperation with Hebrew University, is fully accredited.  US college students who attend stay at the SEC's beautiful "hotel" and study at both the SEC campus and HU.  They have scholarships available right now, and students from all countries are encouraged to participate.

The SEC is recruiting for the fall semester right now. All information is on

this web page:

Please feel free to pass this information on.

With many regards,

Rachel Amado Bortnick

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