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February 2019

Faculty & Grad Student Workshop: “‘Like Negros . . . and Mohammedans’: Levantine Jews and the American Racial Imagination”

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Conference Room, Keene Flint

Working paper presented by Professor Devin Naar (University of Washington) Abstract:  Speaking Ladino rather than Yiddish, with different customs and appearances, Sephardic Jews from the Ottoman Empire who arrived in the United Stated during the early twentieth century did not fit the typical American Jewish mold, not even in New York. The Jewishness of these so-called Levantine Jews was frequently denied or demeaned, often in radicalized language. This article explores their overlooked story and compels us to grapple with intra-Jewish…

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Jews and the Americas

February 24 - February 26

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…

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Disabilities Studies Seminar: Key Words & Concepts, an Introduction to Disability Theory

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Speaker: Dr. Heather Vrana, Assistant Professor of History & DRC Faculty Fellow

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March 2019

Graduate Student Symposium: Water and Wine: Disruption and Fluidity Over the Long Durée

March 15 - March 16

The 2019 UF History Graduate Symposium will honor the 90th anniversary of the first publication of the Annales Journal, which dramatically transformed the post-WWII historical field. We invite graduate students to present their research influenced and inspired by, or disrupting, this varying legacy. In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of histoire totale and mentalités, which came to define the Annales School in the 1970s and 1980s, papers from all fields of the humanities that utilize an historical perspective are also…

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From Segregation to Black Lives Matter: A Symposium and Celebration of the Opening of the Joel Buchanan Archive of African American Oral History at the University of Florida

March 21 - March 23
George Smathers Libraries

National Symposium organized by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and the George A, Smathers Libraries to commemorate the opening of the Joel Buchanan Archive of African American Oral History, a collection of more than six hundred oral histories with African Americans on topics including slavery, segregation, and civil rights. This is part of a three-day symposium that will feature films, exhibits, and lectures on African American history. Speakers will include Professor Larry Rivers, Florida A&M, Evelyn Foxx, President Alachua…

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Gainesville, A Flashpoint of Feminist Revolution

March 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ustler Hall, University of Florida Gainesville, FL + Google Map
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April 2019

Disability Studies Seminar: Finding Disability in the Archive, A Historical Approach

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DRC Reid Hall
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Honors Thesis Conference and Awards Luncheon

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Smathers 100, Library East + Google Map
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Slavery and the University of Florida: Exploring the Connections

April 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Pugh Hall Ocora
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Douglas Brinkley Talk

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sponsored by the Bob Graham Center, the Rothman Family Chair in the Humanities, the Department of Journalism, and the Gus Burns Fund of the Department of History

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