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Sunday, April 28 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Judeo-Spanish in the Sephardic Diaspora

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For centuries, Judeo-Spanish was the primary language of thousands of Sephardic Jews who found refuge from expulsion and the Spanish Inquisition in the Ottoman Empire. In this session, we will discuss the roots of this fascinating language, the evolution of its many dialects, its rise and fall in popularity, and its current status as a spoken, written, and studied language. We will also learn some basic words and phrases and listen to popular Judeo-Spanish music.

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Sherri Cohen

Sherri Cohen began studying Judeo-Spanish in the most unlikely of places: Philadelphia. Since 2009, she has worked with the language and Sephardic oral histories in Turkey as a Fulbright scholar, in Austria with the NGO Centropa, and currently in New York as an MA student in European Studies at NYU.

Sunday April 28, 2013 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Room 201