THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON „THE JEWS OF MEDITERRANEAN” in BUCHAREST

The University of Bucharest, The Faculty of Letters and The “Goldstein-Goren” Center of Jewish Studies organize the International Conference on The Jews of the Mediterranean, in Bucharest, New Europe College, 24-25 May 2012.

Conference Program

 

Thursday 24th of May 2012

 

1st Session

 

Chair and opening remarks: Andrei Oisteanu, Institutul pentru Istoria Religiilor – Academia Româna, Centrul de Studii Ebraice “Goldstein Goren” – Universitatea din Bucuresti

10.00 Opening of the Works of the Conference

10.15 Anca Manolescu, Cercetator si publicist: Filon din Alexandria si întâlnirea religiilor ca filozofii (Philon of Alexandria and the Phylosophical Encounter of Religions)

10.40 Andrei Cornea, Centrul de Studii Ebraice “Goldstein Goren”, Sectia de Studii Europene – Universitatea din Bucuresti: The Jewish Shabbat – A Day of Fast?

 

11.05 – 11.20 Coffee Break

 

11.20 Adrian Pirtea, Centrul de Studii Ebraice “Goldstein Goren” – Universitatea din Bucuresti, Freie Universiät, Berlin:  Late Byzantine Jewry and the Transfer of Islamic Esotericism to Europe

11.45 Cristina Ciucu, CNRS, Paris: (Again) on Tzimtzum and Exile – On the Circulation of Some Kabbalistic Ideas in the Mediterranean World during the 15th.-16th. Centuries

 

12.10 – 12.30 Discussions

 

12.30 – 14.30 Lunch

 

 

2nd. Session

 

Chair: Andrei Cornea, Centrul de Studii Ebraice “Goldstein Goren”, Sectia de Studii Europene – Universitatea din Bucuresti

15.00 Roberto Bachmann, Portuguese Association of Jewish Studies, Lisbon: The Portuguese Jewish and Marrano Diaspora and Their Integration among the Mediterranean (Jewish) Communities upon Their Exodus from Portugal after 1506

15.25 Mariuca Stanciu, Centrul de Studii Ebraice “Goldstein Goren” – Universitatea din Bucuresti, Biblioteca Academiei Române: Jewish Dukes and Romanian Voievodas – On the Ties between the Sephardic Ottoman Elite and Romanian Princes

15.50 Ivan Biliarsky, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Varna University: Two Documents Concerning the Matrimonial Relations among the Balkan Jews in the Late Middle Ages

16.15 Carol Iancu, Université „Paul Valery”, Montpellier: Evreii din Marsilia: un secol de istorie, de la Revolutia Franceza la Afacerea Dreyfus

 

16.40 – 17.00 Discussions

 

17.00 More discussions over a glass of Rotenberg wine

 

 

Friday 25th of May 2012

 

1st Session

 

Chair: Liviu Rotman, SNSPA, CSIER, Centrul de Studii Ebraice “Goldstein Goren” – Universitatea din Bucuresti

10.00 Silvia Planas Marce, Museu d’Historia des Jueus i L”Institut d’Estudis „Nahmanides”, Girona: Daughers of Sarah, Mothers of Israel, Jewish Women of Girona

10.25 Minna Rozen, Haifa University: Romans in Istanbul: Tombstones and Manuscripts Tell the Story of a Jewish Family

10.50 Delia Balaican, Biblioteca Academiei Române: Tipografia Samitca în viata urbei craiovene la sfârsitul secolului al XIX-lea si începutul secolului XX (The Samitca Printing Press Co. and Its Influence on Craiova Urban Development during the Late 19th  and the Beginning of the 20th. centuries

 

11.15 – 11.30  Coffee Break

 

11.30 Victor Neumann Universitatea de Vest, Filiala Academiei Române, Timisoara:

Sefarzi si ashkenazi în orasele transilvano-banatene în secolele XVII- XVIII (Sephardim and Ashkenazim in Transylvania and Banat cities during the 17th – 18th centuries)

11.55 Yolanda Constantinescu, Academia de Muzica, CRIFS, Academia Româna, Bucuresti: O privire asupra personalitatii lui Dimitrie Cantmir: sefarzi si muzica sefarda (On Dimitrie Cantemir’s Personality Regarding the Sephardim and Sephardic Music)

12.20- 12.45 Discussions

 

12.45 – 15.00 Lunch

 

2nd Session

 

Chair: Mariuca Stanciu, Centrul de Studii Ebraice “Goldstein Goren” – Universitatea din Bucuresti, Biblioteca Academiei Române:

15.00 Karen Gerson Sarhon, Ottoman-Turkish Sephardic Culture Research Center, Istanbul: The Ladino Database Project Results as insight to the Current Situation of Judeo-Spanish in Turkey

15.25 Liviu Rotman, SNSPA, CSIER, Centrul de Studii Ebraice “Goldstein Goren” – Universitatea din Bucuresti: Continuitate si înnoire în comunitatea sefarda din Bucuresti în a doua jumatate a secolului al XIX-lea (Continuity and Renewal within the Bucharest Sephardic Community during the 2nd. Half of the 19th. Century)

15.50 Cristina Toma, Societatea Romana de Radio: Bucuresti – panorama sefarda (Bucharest – A Sephardic Outlook)

16.15 Alina Popescu, Centrul de Studii Ebraice „Goldstein-Goren”, Universitatea din. Bucuresti, Biblioteca Academiei Române, Bucuresti: Bucurestiul sefard si sinagogile sale (Sephardic Bucharest and Its Synagogues)

 

16.40 Discussions

 

17.00 Closing of the works of the conference

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