- Wednesday, May 1, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at SMITH 320
Join Sephardic Studies at the University of Washington to explore Ladino, a Mediterranean language that blends Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, Turkish, Arabic, Greek, Italian & French
5/6 TALK | “More Mexican than the Nopal”: From Ottoman Jew to Mexican Diplomat in Vichy France, or the Story of Mauricio FrescoMonday, May 6, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm at Thomson 317 on the UW Campus
Dr. Devi Mays will use the life of Mexican Jewish diplomat Mauricio Fresco to explore the multiple tensions undergirding global Sephardic life in the late interwar and World War II eras.
- Wednesday, May 8, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm at RSVP for location
For our quarterly Jewish Studies Coffee Hour, Prof Laurie Marhoefer (History) will present on research methods and challenges she has encountered while researching queer Jews
Watch folklorist François Azar's talk on Jewish folktales of the Mediterranean and a Ladino-language performance of "The Jewish Parrot" in 2018's International Ladino Day celebration.
Makena Mezistrano reflects on the sixth annual Ladino Day celebration.
Stroum Lectures 2019 – Jewish Manuscripts in the Digital Age: The Cairo Geniza and the New Materiality
Dr. Marina Rustow of Princeton University will deliver the 2019 Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies.
About Stroum Center Events
- The Stroum Center brings world-class speakers and performers to the UW
- Stroum Center events are offered to students and the public free of charge
- Our frequent programming partners on campus include the Simpson Center for the Humanities, the Departments of Philosophy, History, and Near Eastern Languages & Civilization (NELC), among others
- Our annual marquee events, the Stroum Lectures, began in the 1970s and are still going strong
- The Stroum Center frequently partners to support events happening in the Seattle community, such as the Seattle Jewish Film Festival and Hillel’s Sephardic Hanukkah
- Examples of recent innovative program series: Hebrew and the Humanities Symposium and the Spinoza and Modern Jewish Philosophy Conference