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UM Frankel Center Event: Institute Symposium

March 27 - March 28

Cost: Free

Participants:
Harvey J. Hames, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Matt Goldish, Ohio State University
Mark Meyerson, University of Toronto
Miriam Bodian, University of Texas at Austin
Jonathan Ray, Georgetown University
Ilil Baum, Bar-Ilan University
Ross Brann, Cornell University
Monica Aparicio Colominas, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Brian Hamm, University of Central Florida
Marc Herman, Columbia University and Fordham University
Maya Soifer Irish, Rice University
Martin Jacobs, Washington University (St. Louis)
Ehud Krinis, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Devi Mays, University of Michigan
SJ Pearce, New York University
Vasileios Syros, University of Jyväskylä (Finland)
Ryan Szpiech, University of Michigan
Moshe Yagur, University of Haifa

Before the contemporary period, the Jews of Sepharad (Iberia) were regularly depicted—and regularly depicted themselves—as part of a unique and exclusive group, more distinguished than the Jews of other lands. What are the origins of this traditional claim to Sephardic exceptionalism? How were traditional claims enhanced or altered by the decline in Jewish-Christian relations in the Christian kingdoms of Iberia in the later Middle Ages and by the eventual expulsion of the Sephardim, first from the Spanish kingdoms in 1492 and then from Portugal in 1496? “Sephardic Identities: Medieval and Early Modern” looks at Sephardic myths of identity from a diachronic perspective, bringing together papers both on the origins of Sephardic exceptionalism within medieval Sephardic communities themselves and on the evolution of such notions under pressure from forced conversion and inquisition, expulsion and diaspora, and ghettoization and emancipation.

The front entrance of Rackham, located on East Washington, is accessible by stairs and ramp. There are elevators on both the east and wends ends of the lobby. The assembly hall is on the fourth floor.

If you have a disability that requires an accommodation, contact the Judaic Studies office at judaicstuies@umich.edu or 734-763-9047.

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Start:
March 27
End:
March 28
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic/news-events/all-events.detail.html/57437-14193508.html

Organizer

University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
Phone:
7346158503
Email:
js-event-coord@umich.edu
Website:
https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic

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Event Area of Town
Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti
Organization Name
None
Open to the Community
Yes

Venue

Rackham Assembly Hall

915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 united States
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