• January 3-5, 2010

An international conference, entitled "The Italia Judaica Jubilee Conference", was organized by Prof. Shlomo Simonsohn and held at Tel Aviv University to celebrate fifty years of leading scholarship and fruitful collaboration between scholars in Israel and their colleagues abroad. Conference participants included prominent scholars from Israel and abroad and representatives of the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute.

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  • May 10-12, 2010

In May the Center, in cooperation with the University of Mainz, held an international conference at Tel Aviv University on the topic: "Death, Burial and Mourning Liturgy in the Ashkenazi Communities from the Early Medieval Period to the Early Modern Period". The conference was organized by Prof. Stefan Reif and leading scholars from Israel, North America and Europe participated in the conference. A special workshop entitled, "Reading Gravestones as Texts" was held on the third day of the conference and was filmed. The workshop may be viewed at the following website:
http://video.tau.ac.il/Lectures/Humanities/Diaspora_Research_Center/2010/12_05/

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  • June 8, 2010

An evening symposium was held in honor of the publication of the Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World by Brill Publishers. Prof. Noam Stillman, the executive editor of the encyclopedia, lectured on the topic: "The Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World as a Signpost: Where have We Come from and Where are We Going?" Other speakers included Prof. Gidi Bohak, Prof. David Yerushalmi, Dr. Ruth Lamdan, Prof. Zvi Zohar, and Prof. Jacob Barnai. Prof. Yaron Tsur, the head of the Jews in Islamic Countries in the Modern Era unit, chaired the discussion. The event took place with the participation of the Center for Iranian Studies of Tel Aviv University.

 

  • June 9, 2010

An evening symposium was held in honor of the publication of Sefer Tikkun Soferim of Rabbi Itzhak Tzabah: Copied in Jerusalem in the Year 1635 by Yehuda Mor'ali by Dr. Ruth Lamdan. The event's speakers included Prof. Minna Rozen, Prof. Elimelech Westreich, Dr. Aviad Hacohen, and Dr. Ron Kleinman.

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  • July 12-15, 2010

Researchers from the Center's project The Jewish Neighborhood: Exploring the Other Side of Medieval Urban Space participated in the annual International Medieval Congress held in Leeds, England. Session 1016, entitled "Rethinking Status and Self-Awareness of Medieval Jewish Women", was sponsored by the NCJW Women and Gender Studies Department of Tel Aviv University, organized by Dr. Simha Goldin, and moderated by Dr. Yitzhak Lifshitz. Dr. Simha Goldin, Dr. Merav Schnitzer Maimon and Dr. Nati Barak presented papers based on their research.

 

  • October 19, 2010

The Center, in cooperation with ASSEI – The Israeli Association for the Study of the History of Jews in Italy, held an international conference at Tel Aviv University on the topic "The Material Culture of Jews in Italy". Scholars from Israel, Europe and North America participated in the conference, and opening remarks were presented by the Italian ambassador Luigi Mattiolo.

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