A cache of letters and government documents, translated by visiting student Dimitris Mitsopolous, reveal the life and survival of Salonican-born Pepo Allalouf.
During our summer 2020 Ladino class, UW Ph.D. candidate Jorge Bayona discovered a surprising thread of international coverage in the Ladino press.
Using artifacts from the Sephardic Studies Digital Collection and other archives, Dr. Maureen Jackson investigates Turkish music as enjoyed by Seattle Sepharadim.
How contributions from Christopher Columbus’ Sephardic astronomer illustrate complex legacies of exploration and conquest
You’ve probably heard of Christopher Columbus, but have you heard of the Sephardic astronomer who helped him chart his course across the seas?
In a virtual conversation, Devin Naar interviews David Bunis about his path to becoming the leading authority in the Ladino language after beginning as a Yiddish linguist, and inquires on the fate of Ladino today.
Why do library catalogs sometimes leave out important information about Ladino books, and why is it important to fill in these gaps?
Published in Istanbul from 1908 to 1931, the satirical Ladino newspaper El djugeton ("The Joker") made headlines in more ways than one.
This year, pianist Renan Koen will lead Seattle’s Sephardic Holocaust memorial from Istanbul’s historic Italian synagogue
Pianist Renan Koen on her family history, her career, and what drew her to music composed during the Holocaust.