Beyond Ashkenaz: Sephardim and other Jews

In the academic and public sphere, Jewish Studies are often dominated by Ashkenazic Studies. Our lecture series focuses on ”Sephardim and other Jews.” On the one hand, we discuss the past and present of Jews whose ancestors had been forcibly converted or expelled from the Iberian Peninsula between 1492 and 1498. On the other hand, we offer glimpses into the histories and cultures of Jews in Ethiopia, Iran, Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen, etc. with neither Ashkenazic nor Iberian ancestries. The lecture series is organized in cooperation with the Selma Stern Center for Jewish Studies.

The event will be held online on Zoom. Please contact infoselma-stern-zentrumde for meeting ID and password.

For further information, please visit the webpages of Selma Stern Zentrum für Jüdische Studien.