Casa de Sefarad and Casa de la Memoria (House of Sepharad, House of Memories) in Cordoba will sponsor the second international symposium – “Sefarad: Memory, Identiy and Diaspora” – from Wednesday-Sunday, June 3-7, in Cordoba, Spain.
The cultural organization focuses on Judeo-Spanish (Sephardic) culture, history and tradition, and through its unique collection in Spain an cultural activities, aims to rediscover and make known the extensive and rich legacy of the Sephardic tradition.
Among its assets is an extensive library, a document center and sound archive of Sephardic music. Themes cover the full range of relevant Sephardic topics, in addition to the history of Al-Andalus, diasporas, migrations, and the Mediterranean world.
Casa de Sefarad is located in Cordoba. For more information, see its website or email. Information about this conference was not yet on the website (as of today), so readers with an interest in this event, should send an email for more details.
The conference opens at 5pm, Wednesday, June 3 with Professor Emeritus Haim Vidal Sephiha speaking on “Shoah and the Sephardim.”
The conference ends Sunday with a tour of Seville before airport return.
Presenters include: – Haim Vidal Sephiha: Author; Professor emeritus, The Sorbonne. Founder of Vidas Largas and JEAA. (Judéo-Espagnol à Auschwitz). – Tamar Alexander: Author; Director, Moshe David Gaon Center for Ladino Culture, Ben Gurion University, Israel. – Ephraim Riveline: Professor; director, Jewish Studies and Hebrew Department, University of Paris, France; director, Revista de Estudios Judíos y Hebraicos; member, Association des Permanences du Judaïsme Marocain. – Eliezer Papo: Author; Professor of Hebrew Literature, Ben Gurion University; vice-president, Moshe David Gaon Center for Ladino Culture. – Karen Sarhon: Researcher; information center director, Turco-Ottoman Sephardic Culture; editor, “El Amaneser” (Judeo-Espanol), Istanbul; member, “Los Pasharos Sefaradies,” Sephardic musical group. – Arrik Delouya: Sociologist; author, bibliographies on Jewish Moroccan literature; president, Association des Permanences du Judaïsme Marocain en París; founder, Association pour la Preservation, Diffusion et la Rayonnement du Judaïsme Marocain Zohar (Israel). – Sebastián de la Obra: Historian; director, library and documentation center of La Casa de Sefarad; director, archive and documenation service of the Andalucia Parliament; founder, “Aljama,” Sephardic musical group.