World Jewish Studies: Ladino, Music, Women

The purpose of listing these topics from the World Jewish Studies conference is to inspire readers as to diverse Jewish topics, to raise awareness of their own personal histories, and to show what is being discussed in various venues.

Readers may be inspired to research a topic that may connect to their own ancestry.

This list covers a wide geographical map: Mediterranean, Dubrovnik, Turkey, US, Israel, the Balkans, Serbia, Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saloniki, Ottoman Empire, Vienna, Tetuan, Yemen, Morocco, UK, Italy and even Copenhagen.

Topics include women’s studies, Internet, journals, Aramaic, ethnomusicology, books, manuscripts and much more.

This post includes programs in folklore, linguistics, journalism, documents, culture, literature, poetry, Sephardic culture, Ladino, music and Judeo-Arabic (S=Spanish, H-Hebrew, E=English, L=Ladino).

Sephardic Culture:
Paloma Diaz-Mas (S) Ephemera Sefardies
Alisa Meyuhas-Ginio (S) La prensa y la literature en ladino como agentes de modernización dentro de las comunidades sefardíes del Mediteráneo oriental
Ivana Burdelez (E) New Aspects of Dubrovnik Jewish History

Judeo-Spanish: Linguistic Aspects
Derya Agis (E) Turkish Words with Derivational and Inflectional Affixes in Judeo-Spanish: An Optimality Theory Approach
Djodje Konforti (E) Ladino Orthography
Angel Berenguer Amador (S) La sintaxis del subjuntivo en judeoespañol
Rafael Arnol (S) Perspectivas en la Lexicografia historica del Judeo-espanyol

Language, Society and Identity:
Yaakov Bentolila (S) Como se trocan los refranes: proverbios en Haketίa a la luz de sus variants
Luisa Kluger (E) Ladino in the United States: The Effect of Social Factors

Ivana Vučina Simović (E) Language Maintenance or Shift through the Rise of Zionism in Sephardic Communities of the Former Yugoslavia

Literature, Poetry:
Katja Smid (S) Los Ma‛asiyot de Damésec Eli‛éźer
Rachel Saba-Wolfe (L) La boz del prove: manifestasiones de las luchas entre proves i rikos en la komunita de Izmir – bazadas sovre el foyeton Shavaat Aniim 1847 i dos koplas umoristikas
Susana Dora Gruss (S) La creación literaria de Judá Haim Perahiá en Ladino
Matilda Koen-Sarano (S) A kualo sierve saver linguas: Djohá en el mundo moderno
Andrea Zinato (S) Cancionero y romancero sefardies: algunas consideraciones sobre la metrica
Moshe Shaul (S) La koleksion de kantes judeo-espanyoles del Proyekkto Folklor de Kol Israel
Krinka Vidakovic Petrov (E) Transformations of Sephardic Oral Poetry in the Balkans
Renee Levine Melammed (E) Tradition and Modernity in the Eyes of a Ladino Poetess from Salonika

Sephardic Musical Traditions in Transition:
Susana Weich-Shahak (S) Esrtuctura Poetica y Nucleo Tematico en el Romancero Sefardi Marion Maeder (E) The Role of the Radio in Relocating and Reshaping Judeo-Spanish Song in Israel
Judith R. Cohen (E) Ladinokomunita on the Road: An Ethnomusicologist’s Fieldwork Dream Come True
Rivka Havassy (H) Between the Dentist and the Pot-Mender (el Estañador): The Ladino Song as a Crossroads

Sephardic Jews and Visual Culture:
Jelena Erdeljan (E) Sephardic Funerary Monuments from Niš: A Comparative Analysis of Form and Iconography
Nenad Makuljević (E)Sephardim and the Visual Culture of the Ottoman Balkans
Ivan Stevović (E) Jewish Architecture on the Territory of Present-Day Serbia: The Age of Revivalism
Mirjam Rajner (E) Between Local and Universal: Sephardic Artists in Sarajevo on the Eve of the Holocaust

Communities:
Michael Halevy-Studemund (E) Sephardic Culture in Vienna
Nevad Kahteran (E) Contribution to the Study of the Work of Professor Muhamad Nezirovic (1934–2008) and the Bosnian Sephardic Heritage (“The Sephardim of Bosnia”)
Karen Gerson Şarhon (E) The Ladino Database Project in Istanbul
Beki Bardavid (S) La Vida de los Judios de Turkiya entre 1850–1950

Documents, Translations and Journalism:
Shifra Hannah Sznol (S)‛ La bendición de Yaakov’ (Génesis 49) en lengua griega y en lengua laaz a la luz del Pentateuco de Constantinopla (1547)
Zelda Ovadia (S) La revista culturala en Judeo-Espanyo Aki Yerushalayim
Maria Sanchez Perez (S) Yerushalayim: Una Revista Sefardi de Comienzos del Siglo XX Romeu-Ferre Pilar (S) Dos cedulones en jaquetía publicados en Orán en 1879 por la imprenta Karsenty

Acculturation and Modernization among the Sephardim:
Gila Hadar (S) Reina Cohen: una erudita judia de Saloniki
Julia R. Lieberman (E) Adolescence and the Period of Apprenticeship among the Western Sephardim, 16th-17th Centuries
Devin E. Naar (E) The Exiled Sons of Salonika: Articulating “Sephardi” Identity and Homeland in Early 20th-Century New York
Yaron Ben Naeh (H) Ottoman Jews: Jews in the Sphere of Ladino

Sephardic Folklore:
Eliezer Papo (E) Inter-Genre Contacts: The Proverb in the Judeo-Spanish Parodies on the Passover Haggadah
Tamar Alexander (E) Marching on Love Notes: The Personal Narrative of a Salonikan Woman who Survived the Shoah
Michal Held (E) “The People Who Almost Forgot”: Ladino Forums on the Internet as an Imagined Community and a New Folkloristic Territory
Nina Pinto-Abecasis (H) Nicknames as a Unique Folklore Genre: The Case of Tetuan’s Haketia-Speaking Jewish Community
Vered Madar (H) Lamentations of Jewish Women from Yemen: Between Constructing and De-Constructing Collective Identity and Memory

Judeo-Arabic
Modern Aramaic and Judaeo-Arabic Dialects:
Joseph Chetrit (H) Free-Speaking and Formulaic-Speaking in the Judaeo-Arabic Text of Family Complaints Presented to the Rabbinical Court of Mogador (Morocco)
Geoffrey Khan (E) Some Cases of Syntactic Diversity in the Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dialects
Ibrahim Bassal (H) Substrata of Aramaic Dialects in Colloquial Arabic in Palestine (Eretz Yisrael)

Mati Meyer (E) From Zion to Constantinople: The Ups and Downs of a Biblical Image
Sarit Shalev-Eyni (E) The Feast of the Righteous in the Ambrosian Bible: Old Tradition, New Context
Dalia-Ruth Halperin (E) The Theosophical-Kabbalah of the Nahmanides School and the Six Days of Creation in the Sarajevo Haggadah
Sara Offenberg (E) An Inverted Hunt Scene: Motifs of Jewish-Christian Polemic in the Illumination of the Liturgical Poem “El Mitnase”

Jewish Motifs from the Early Renaissance to the 18th Century:
Suzy Sitbon (E) The Circle and its Metamorphosis in the Illumination of Some Spanish and Portuguese Medieval Massoretic Bibles of the 13th-15th Centuries
Ilona Steimann (E) Hebrew Manuscripts from the Collection of Hartmann Schedel (1440–1514)

Ruthie Kalman (H) The Mountain, Eagle and Olive Garland in the Rambam’s Mishneh Torah (1574): Is it Really a Simple Printer’s Mark?
Ulf G. Haxen (E) Yehudah Leib ben Eliyahu HaCohen’s Haggadah, Copenhagen 1769

Sephardic Jews and Visual Culture:
Jelena Erdeljan (E) Sephardic Funerary Monuments from Niš: A Comparative Analysis of Form and Iconography
Nenad Makuljević (E) Sephardim and the Visual Culture of the Ottoman Balkans
Ivan Stevović (E) Jewish Architecture on the Territory of Present-Day Serbia: The Age of Revivalism
Mirjam Rajner (E) Between Local and Universal: Sephardic Artists in Sarajevo on the Eve of the Holocaust
Irit Miller (E) Artist, Patron, and the Public Space: S. J. Solomon, S. Montagu and English History Painting

Music:
James Loeffler (E) In Which Direction Do Hebrews Play Music? Abraham Zvi Idelsohn and the Musical Aesthetics of Zionism
Noah Gerber (E) The Father of Jewish Musicology and the Natives: Abraham Zvi Idelsohn and the Yemenites
Judah M. Cohen (E) A Crossroads of Jewish Music Scholarship: A. Z. Idelsohn and the Publication of Jewish Music in its Historical Development
Sharon Bernstein (E) The Cantillation of the Pentateuch According to the Italian Tradition of Turin
Don Harran (E) The Levi Dynasty: Three Generations of Jewish Musicians in 16th-Century Mantua

Sephardic Musical Traditions in Transition:
Susana Weich-Shahak (S) Esrtuctura Poetica y Nucleo Tematico en el Romancero Sefardi Marion Maeder (E) The Role of the Radio in Relocating and Reshaping Judeo-Spanish Song in Israel
Judith R. Cohen (E) Ladinokomunita on the Road: An Ethnomusicologist’s Fieldwork Dream Come True
Rivka Havassa (H) Between the Dentist and the Pot-Mender (el Estañador): The Ladino Song as a Crossroads

Liturgical Music Memory of Spanish and Portuguese Jews:
Daniel Halfon (E) The Portuguese Hazzan Today
Essica Marks (H) Musical Characteristics of the Spanish Portuguese Liturgical Music
Yosef Goldenberg (H) The Complex of Identities in Balkan Influences on Israeli Music

Jewish Women’s Identity in Times of National Struggle
Margalit Shilo (H) Building the Nation and Constructing the New Identity of the Hebrew Woman during the Mandate Period
Anat Granit-Hacohen (H) Jewish Women from Palestine in the British Forces in the Second World War: A Case Study of Nationality and Gender
Lilach Rosenberg-Friedman (H) Women’s Leadership in the Ha‘apala: Ada Sireni as a Case Study
Efrat Seckbach (H) The Gendered Identity of a 1948-Generation Woman according to Memoirs

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