Jews and the Americas
February 24, 2019 - February 26, 2019
The 68th Annual Conference of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida.
Co-sponsored by the Alexander Grass Chair in Jewish Studies and the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida.
This multidisciplinary conference aims to explore various facets of the Jewish experience in the Americas from the 16th century until today. This experience has been shaped by intra-religious developments as well as through relations – actual, spiritual, and imaginary – with Jewish communities outside the Americas. It was, of course, likewise influenced by the same political, economic, cultural, and social forces that shaped the societies of the Americas more generally during the past five centuries.
The aim of the conference is to bring together the fields of Latin American and Jewish studies and scholarship on North America through different disciplinary approaches. At the same time, the organizers would also like to allow students, UF’s academic community, and the broader public to gain new insights into the multidisciplinary research being conducted on the Jewish experience in the Americas.