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A video of Prof. Naar’s lecture will be available by the end of Autumn Quarter. He will also be among the featured speakers at International Ladino Day on Nov. 30th. More info and registration are available here.


The city of Salonica (Thessaloniki) was once home to the largest Sephardic Jewish community in the world. In this lecture, Prof. Naar will explore the fate of Salonica’s Jews and offer behind-the-scenes insight into how he uncovered the previously lost sources necessary to tell the story. Join the Stroum Center and the Sephardic Studies Program for this exciting book launch event.

Light kosher reception to follow lecture.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Washington’s Department of History, the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, and the Center for West European Studies.

Devin Naar at Ladino Day 2015

Devin Naar at Ladino Day 2015

Devin E. Naar is the Isaac Alhadeff Professor of Sephardic Studies and Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies at the University of Washington.

Parking & Transportation to the UW Tower

The W-46 parking garage is attached to the UW Tower via a skybridge located on the 3rd floor of the garage. Vehicles may enter on 12th Ave NE and NE 43rd Street. The garage and skybridge entrance normally close at 6pm, but the Stroum Center has arranged to hire a guard for the entrance so that our guests may enter until 7:30pm. This should give everyone plenty of time to park and get to the book launch.
Visitors should be sure to park only in numbered spaces and use machines on the 1st or 3rd floor to prepay. The cost is $3 per hour.
For more information including details on ADA accessibility and public transit, see the UW Tower’s “Getting Here” page: https://www.washington.edu/facilities/uwtower/getting-here.

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