Watch a recording from our fall virtual coffee hour where 2020-21 Jewish Studies Graduate Fellow Ben Lee shared his research that applies machine learning technology to Ladino newspapers.
How do you teach a computer to read an endangered language -- and a language that many people don't even know exists? While machine learning technology has enabled us to read and research texts online in many languages, there's one language that our computers and smartphones have yet to learn: Ladino, a heritage language of Sephardic Jews.
Ladino letters written and dictated by women between Rhodes and Seattle offer a rare insight into the concerns and aspirations of Sephardic women in the early twentieth century.
In late nineteenth-century Vienna, one Sephardic Jew battled for "authentic" Hebrew pronunciation -- in Ladino.
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?
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.
Sephardic Jews in Turkey were told to assimilate. Today’s generation is reclaiming its identity through the Ladino language
For student Nesi Altaras, studying Ladino isn't only about learning the language of his family: it means reversing an assimilationist agenda against Turkish Jews that began in the 20th century — and continues today.