30 October 2007

Spain: Jews of Catalunya conference

The MontJuic Institute presented the Third Conference on the Jews in Catalan-speaking lands over four days. On October 15-16, we were in Perpignan (French Catalunya), in Southern France, followed by October 17-18 in Barcelona.

Academic presenters came from universities and institutes in Vic, Toulouse, Berlin, Bourgogne, Sorbonne, Barcelona, Balearic Islands, Madrid, Konstanz, Girona, Trier, University of Massachusetts, Georgetown University, Hebrew University, Bar Ilan, Tel Aviv University, Paris, Vienna and Perpinya.

It was a journey into the places Jews lived in the Middle Ages, accessible archival records in very interesting locations , philosophy and personalities.

Stay tuned to Tracing the Tribe for the highlights.

If this topic is one of interest, mark your calendars now as the next one is in October 2010 in the city of Valencia.


  1. Anonymous4:56 AM

    I quite agree it was a very nice conference on Jews in Catalan speaking lands.Very informative.

  2. Anonymous8:12 AM

    My great grandfather Leoncio Brotman y Vives was born in Manresa, Catalunya in 1876, I don't know if he was a jew, he came to Brasil and after the death os my great grandmother Joana SeguĂ­ y Beltran in 1907 or 1908 he went to Mexico . Can you help?