In a multi-faceted performance, Anthony Russell and accordionist Dmitri Gaskin explore W.E.B. DuBois' provocative question, "How does it feel to be a problem?" refracted through the texts and musical idioms of the African American South and Jewish Eastern Europe.
Anthony Russell and accompanist Dmitri Gaskin perform a combination of oration and art music that investigates disparate elements—Black religiosity, the music of Chopin, queerness, the ambiguities of diaspora—through the mediums of Jewishness and sound.
UW's Sephardic Studies Program and Stroum Center for Jewish Studies showcases six Sephardic artists from different creative backgrounds, and explores what exactly makes Sephardic art "Sephardic".
On the tenth anniversary of Ladino Day, UW's Sephardic Studies Program presents four experts from different generations, all working to revitalize Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), the traditional language of Sephardic Jews.
VIDEO | 9th Annual Ladino Day – Sephardic Trajectories: Archives, Objects, and the Ottoman Jewish Past in the United States
Editors and contributors to "Sephardic Trajectories: Archives, Objects, and the Ottoman Jewish Past in the United States" (Koç University Press, 2021) discuss this multidisciplinary volume that highlights artifacts from the Sephardic Studies Digital Collection.
In this exclusive student event, scholar and co-creator of the well-known Ottoman History Podcast Chris Gratien and retired journalist Sam Negri discuss their approach to telling the stories of marginalized migrants to the United States, focusing on the story of Negri’s father, Sephardic Jew Leo Negri.
The 2020-2021 cohort of graduate fellows in Jewish studies presents their research on Sephardic Jews in modern times, midwives in the Ottoman Empire, Sephardic music, ancient Jewish art, and Kurdish Jews in medieval Iraq.
In the 2021 Stroum Lectures, Julia Watts Belser uses classic rabbinic Jewish texts to grapple with questions about climate change and environmental justice, inviting us to tangle with grief and re-imagine possibilities for survival.