Modernity in the Eastern Sephardi Diaspora: The Jews of Late Ottoman Izmir

Mon, Feb 1, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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Department & Program in Near Eastern Studies

Near Eastern Studies Virtual Seminar by Dina Danon, SUNY Binghamton

Respondent - M. Sukru Hanioglu - Registration required

Dina Danon is Associate Professor of Judaic Studies at Binghamton University. She holds a doctorate in History from Stanford University. She is the author of The Jews of Ottoman Izmir: A Modern History (Stanford University Press, 2020). Her work on Ottoman Sephardi Jewry has previously appeared in the International Journal of Turkish Studies. She was recently a fellow at the Katz Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where she began work on a new project on the marketplace of matchmaking, marriage, and divorce in the eastern Sephardi diaspora. She is currently at work, with Nancy Berg, on a co-edited volume entitled Jews and Muslims in the Modern Age: Place, Language, and Memory.

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