Saturday, June 8, 2013
International Congress 'Family, Society and Daily Life in the Sefardi World'
Society for Sefardic Studies meeting in Girona, with two lectures opened to the public
On June 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th it will take place in Girona the third congress of the Society for Sefardic Studies, which this year focuses on family, society and daily life in the Sephardic world.
Two lectures will be opened to the general public: the one on Monday 17th at 6 pm, which will focus on the preservation of the Jewish heritage in Girona, and the one on Tuesday 18th at 11.30 am, dedicated to Nahmanides (to commemorate the 750th anniversary of the Disputation of Barcelona in 1263). The capacity is limited and the main language used will be English, although there will also be Catalan and Spanish lectures.
The Society for Sefardic Studies is hosted by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) and it's formed by people from all over the world centered in the research and study of the Jewish history and culture.
Its research lines include all fields and sciences (history and archaeology, philosophy, misticism, language and literature, art, music, folklore, education, liturgy, as well as Biblical and Talmudical studies, etc.) related to the Jewish population of the Iberian Peninsula in the middle ages and their eastern and western descendants. Its main goal is to promote and coordinate the research, organize seminars, lectures and workshops and to spread information on the research, the publications and the academic activities on the field of the Sephardic studies.