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Judeo-Spanish Workshops this past Fall!

Posted by on Monday, January 13, 2020 in Uncategorized.

This fall, the Program in Jewish Studies sponsored two all-day Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) workshops, organized by Vanderbilt Professor Julia Phillips Cohen, and led by two world renowned scholars in Judeo-Spanish linguistics and literature. The first workshop, held on October 20th, was led by Dr. Olga Borovaya, author of Modern Ladino Culture: Press, Belles Lettres, and Theater in the Late Ottoman Empire (Indiana University Press, 2011), The Beginnings of Ladino Literature: Moses Almosnino and His Readers (Indiana University Press, 2017) and numerous articles on early modern and modern Sephardi history and Ladino print culture in the Ottoman Empire. The second workshop, held on November 10th, was led by Dr. Bryan Kirschen, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at Binghamton University in New York, and a sociolinguist with a broad range of research interests in Sociolinguistics, Contact Linguistics, Language Variation, Documentary Linguistics, Language Ideologies, Sephardi Studies and Aljamiado texts.

Thanks to everyone who could attend!

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