The Iberian Peninsula is located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. This geostrategic position played a significant role in the fate of Iberian Jews over the centuries, in particular in the context of their multiple Diasporas. Many Jews and even more conversos, with their multifaceted identities, participated in the development of the Iberian colonial empires on the African and American shores of the Atlantic. These migrations, although in very different conjunctures, continued to take place after the independence of the former colonies, creating colourful networks and milieus, identities and memories. It was Fernand Braudel who proposed sketching the history of the Atlantic against the background of its connections with the Mediterranean.
The main purpose of the Ninth Annual Conference of the Society for Sephardic Studies (in keeping with this year’s location) is to explore from a broader chronological, geographical, and thematic perspective the long and multifaceted experience of Sephardi Jews between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. While bearing in mind that the Ocean stretches from Northern Europe to the confines of North America and the Strait of Tierra del Fuego, we would like to examine the affinities between different experiences and imperial policies, economic, social, cultural and political agents, and the new state entities of the 19th and 20th centuries. These relations are increasingly being understood in a dialectical way. Therefore, we welcome papers that treat them as such or that focus on one of the following subjects:
Papers may be delivered in English, Hebrew, Portuguese or Spanish. However, we suggest that papers in languages other than English be accompanied by a handout with a brief summary or PowerPoint presentation in English.
The proposals should include:
1 – Name
2 – Title
3 – Academic affiliation
4 – Abstract in English (maximum 400 words)
and should be sent before 23 January 2019 filling out the online form available here.
We remind you that participation in the annual conference is subject to a registration fee as follows:
Annual conference fee for researchers: €45
Annual conference fee for graduate students: €23
Payment details will be communicated to all the participants after final acceptance of proposals.
* Depending on the interest of the participants, we are planning a guided tour to Belmonte on 26th June.
For more information and further queries, please check the conference offical webpage or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Papers - Chamada de trabalhos
Online form for submission of proposals
Call for Papers | The Ninth Annual Conference of the Society for Sephardic Studies - Sephardi Jews between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean
Org. Society for Sephardic Studies; Centro de História da Universidade de Lisboa
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, 24-26* de Junho de 2019, Anfiteatro III e IV
Deadline for submission of proposals extended: January 23, 2019
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