Senior and history major Frances Johnson is the recipient of the Stroum Center's 2021 Outstanding Student in Jewish Studies award.
Graduate fellow Ben Lee explains how machine learning can help historians to learn from the photographs, illustrations and advertisements found in Ladino-language newspapers.
Using census data from the early 20th century, grad fellow Oya Rose Aktaş sketches a portrait Seattle's very first residents from the Ottoman Empire, from 1890-1910.
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.
Student Abby Massarano explains why changing her name was an important step in connecting with her Sephardic heritage.
In this podcast, Devin Naar discusses the history of the Ladino language and preservation efforts taking place right here in Seattle.
When it comes to the Ladino Day controversy, David M. Bunis says we should consider the history of how Jews refer to their own languages.