February 25, 2019
February 26, 2019
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ucLadino’s 8th annual symposium will be held February 25-26, 2019 titled La Boz del Pueblo: Voices of Sephardic Jews. Now in its eighth year, ucLadino is a diverse group of UCLA students who meet weekly to read, discuss, and translate texts in Judeo-Spanish, the critically endangered language of the Sephardic Jewish diaspora. Building on our annual symposia, this coming year’s theme will invite participants to explore issues around voice, narrative, and genre relating to Sephardic Jews, with an emphasis on music and comparative case studies. We invite interdisciplinary approaches including Spanish and Portuguese studies, Middle East and North African studies, Jewish studies, religious studies, linguistics, musicology, history, anthropology, sociology, and literature.
One our two keynotes will be delivered by Dr. Maureen Jackson, author of the award-winning Mixing Musics: Turkish Jewry and the Urban Landscape of a Sacred Song (Stanford, 2013). Our second keynote will be a joint presentation by Profs. Rina Benmayor and Dalia Kandiyoti who will discuss their ongoing oral history project on Spanish/Portuguese Sephardic Citizenship. Musical performances from UCLA students and community members will also feature prominently in our programming.
Cosponsored by the
UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese
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