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SPANISH, ITALIAN & PORTUGUESE - "Sepharad as Imagined Community"

Date Sep 2, 2014 - Sep 3, 2014
Time All Day
Location Room 210, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana
Sponsor Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese; Department of Linguistics; Department of Anthropology
Event type Conference/Workshop
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This conference, "Sepharad as Imagined Community: Language. Culture and Religion from the Early Modern Period to the 21st Century," will examine the formation and development of Judeo-Spanish in the Eastern Mediterranean lands of the Ottoman Empire and the varied cultural and identity-related roles that several oral and written manifestations of this language played for centuries and continue to play in the present for its speakers. The conference is focused in its topic, Judeo-Spanish, but broad in the spectrum of disciplinary perspectives on the themes that we would like to bring together, including perspectives from diverse fields such as Linguistics, History, Anthropology, Sociology, Literary and Cultural Studies and Religious Studies. For more information, visit:
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