15 May 2008

Conference: "Hebrew Sources," March 2009

Genealogists and family historians may find some aspects of this future conference very interesting.

The call for papers is out for the Renaissance Society of America event, March 19-21, 2009 at UCLA and The Getty Museum. Under "Hebrew Sources" - a catch-all phrase for literature and culture of the Jews and the relations between these and other aspects of Renaissance history - some new topics (there are more) to be emphasized include:

-The converso diaspora, "crypto" literatures, assimilation, and identity.

-Cultural transmission in general through education, emigration of teachers, methods of teaching and their influences, printing and printers.

-The cultural function of glossaries, dictionaries and their circulation among scholars of different cultures; the influence of Latin and the vernacular languages on the development of Hebrew and non-Hebrew Jewish literatures in the Renaissance.

For more information, or to send proposals, 200-word abstracts and brief CVs, email Ilana Zinguer, zingueri(at)research(dot)haifa(dot)ac(dot)il

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