01 June 2014

Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies Conference -- Dallas (TX), July 20-22 2014 -- Early Bird Deadline Tomorrow (June 2 2014)

The Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies 2014 conference will be held in Dallas, Texas, from July 20-22, at the Hilton Anatole.

An impressive group of some 35 international speakers (scholars, anthropologists, historians, family researchers, filmmakers and screenings, musicians, personal narratives, authors and more) will present, along with musical performances and a pre-conference genealogy workshop.

Early registration discount ends June 2. Register for the conference, see the tentative program and speakers, and get hotel information: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/639496. Full registration includes meals, presentations, entertainment and the genealogy workshop.

Join interested students and academics of the crypto-Judaic experience while exploring the history of Sephardic Jews and their descendants following the 1492 expulsion from Spain.
·        Keynote speakers are Angelina Muñiz-Huberman, author of more than 45 books of fiction, poetry and essays, including Jewish mysticism and Converso themes, and Ilan Stavans, author of many books on Hispanic culture and Jewish topics. 
·        Doreen Carvajal, author of The Forgetting River and journalist for the International New York Times (Paris), will share the tracing of her family's history to Segovia, Spain, in the Inquisition-era prosecution of conversos.
·        The conference offers presentations by members of the crypto-Jewish community, arts displays, music performances and scholarly presentations. The Judy Frankel Memorial Concert will feature an artist whose music has been influenced by the Converso experience. 
·        A pre-conference genealogy workshop will be conducted by genealogists Schelly Talalay Dardashti, Genie Milgrom and Bennett Greenspan; with four sessions (Sephardic resources, Sephardic genealogy, Converso research techniques and DNA Testing).

Conference updates and other news of interest to those involved with Crypto-Judaic studies can be found on The Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies Facebook page.

The Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies fosters research, networking of people and ideas, and the dissemination of information regarding the historical and contemporary developments involving crypto-Jews of Iberian origins. 

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