Devin Naar, the Isaac Alhadeff Professor in Sephardic Studies at the University of Washington, will be giving a number of talks on the East Coast regarding his acclaimed new book, Jewish Salonica: Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece, which won a 2016 National Jewish Book Award for best archival research and was a finalist in the category of Sephardic culture. It also won the 2017 Edmund Keeley Prize for best book awarded by the Modern Greek Studies Association.
Naar will be speaking at the following locations in New York, New Jersey, and the Boston area. All are free and open to the public; some, however, request advance RSVP. Please see the links for more details:
Sunday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 pm, Rutgers University: “Jewish Salonica: Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece.” RSVP requested. Details here.
Monday, Oct. 16 at noon, Columbia University: “Salonica’s Jews and Sephardic Modernity.” With response by renowned historian, Mark Mazower, author of Salonica, City of Ghosts. RSVP requested. Details here.
Monday, Oct. 16 at 7 pm, Kehila Kedosha Janina on the Lower East Side: “Greeks, Jews, and Greek-Jews: Identity and Culture in a Changing World.” RSVP requested. Details here.
Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 5 pm, Princeton University, Wilf Hall–Princeton Center for Jewish Life: “’Impostor Jews’: Race, Religion, and Sephardic Jews in America.” Details here.
Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 pm, Tufts University: “A Jewish Language for All Occasions: Ladino Culture and Literature.” Details here.
Thursday, Oct. 19 at 4:15 pm, Harvard University: “Salonika Jews in the Context of Modern and Contemporary European Jewish History.” Details here.