Starts: Oct 28, 2013 9:30:00 AM
May 7, 2013 1:00:00 PM
End: May 17, 2013 7:30:00 PM
Location: various venues, UCL Bloomsbury Campus More...
The panel investigates shifts in the role of the Holocaust in European public debates in the recent past. Contrasting developments in Poland, Germany, and Great Britain, we will identify common threads as well as differences in perceiving, presenting, memorizing the mass murder of European Jewries.
The Yiddish Forverts has recently published a report from the Graduate Student Conference on ‘Jewish Spirituality in Eastern Europe – a Textual Perspective,’ held at the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UCL on 6-7 June, 2012. The article, authored by conference participant Adi Mahalel (Columbia University), is available online on the website of the Forverts: http://yiddish.forward.com/node/4589 More...
Over a period of three years, the Hebrew and Jewish Studies Department at UCL has been cooperating in a research project devoted to 'Cultural Continuitiy in the Diaspora: Paris and Berlin in 1917-1937', based at the Department of European Studies and Modern Languages, University of Bath, and in cooperation with the Centre for European and International Studies at the University of Portsmouth. The project had been funded by the Leverhulme Trust Academic Collaboration-International Network scheme. Among the initiators of the project had been the late John D. Klier. More...
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Dr Hilary Pomeroy - Adjunct Lecturer in Sephardic Studies
Hilary Pomeroy teaches the cultural history of the Jews of Iberia and the Sephardi Diaspora. Her specialist field of research is the Hispanic and Sephardic ballad. She frequently works with musicians and has given workshops with the Israeli singer Yasmin Levy at UCL and SOAS. Dr Pomeroy chaired an international forum on Judeo-Spanish studies from 1995 until 2010 and continues to be actively involved in the promotion of Judeo-Spanish. She has been an invited speaker at academic meetings in Naples, Thessaloniki, Dubrovnik, Madrid, Toledo, Berlin, Brussels, Lisbon, Evora, Baltimore and Paris and has participated in conferences in Skopje and Barcelona. Her book on the Sephardi ballads of Morocco was published in 2005. Her most recent publications are:
2010. ‘"Más vale fortuna en tierra, / que no bonansas en el mar"’: The Sea in the Sephardic Romancero’, in Homenaje a Jacob Hassán, ed. Elena Romero (Madrid: CSIC), pp. 419-31.
2011. 'Humour in the Sephardi Ballad', in Judeo Espaniol: SatiricaTexts in Judeo-Spanish by and about the Jews of Thessaloniki, ed. Rena Molho, Hilary Pomeroy & Elena Romero (Thessaloniki: Ets Ahaim Foundation), pp. 144-55.
2011. ‘Sephardi Ballads’, European Judaism, 44, 1, 107-20.
2012. ‘Two Recent Additions to the Sephardi Ballad Corpus’, in Proceedings of the Fifteenth British Conference on Judeo-Spanish Studies (2008), ed. Hilary Pomeroy, Christopher J. Pountain & Elena Romero (London: Department of Hispanic Studies, Queen Mary, University of London), pp. 167-78.
2013. ‘Muslims and Jews in the Sephardic Ballad Tradition’, in Jews and Muslims in the Islamic World, ed. Bernard Dov Cooperman & Zvi Zohar (Baltimore: University of Maryland Press).