Conferences

Please follow on this page updates to the program of lectures and seminars organized in collaboration with several institutions in relationship to the 500 Years of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice.

Venezia,  March 1-2: The Ghetto reconsidered: Minority and Ethnic Quarters in Texts and Images, University of Venice Ca’ Foscari (Emanuela Trevisan Semi). Download the program from this page.

Venice (Sala del Piovego, Doge’s Palace), May 5-6 2016: “​…li giudei debbano abitar unidi…”​ The Birth and Evolution of the Venetian Ghetto (1516­-1797) – An international conference organized by the Medici Archive Project, Beit Venezia, and the Committee for the 500 Years of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice. Registration is required. Please contact conference@medici.org. Full program available here.

Venice, June 28th-July 5th: The Ghetto of Venice: The Future of Memory in a Digital Age,Summer Workshop for early career scholars on liminal spaces and Jewish Identity, supported by the Delmas Foundation. Call for papers and further information here.

Venice, July 12th   (Ca’ Dolfin, Calle de la Saoneria, Dorsoduro 382 – Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia): The Ghetto as Global Metaphor, organized by Princeton University and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The program will be filmed and broadcast for maximum dissemination.the ghetto as global metaphor

Venice (Monumental Rooms, Marciana National Library), July 28th 2016: Symposium on “Venice and the Hebrew Book”. In collaboration with Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana and  National Library of IsraelSave the Date!

Venice, September 7th 2016, 5.00 pm – Venice International University, San Servolo Island: A lecture by Donatella Calabi on “Venice, a Cosmopolitan City. The Places of the Minorities and the Jewish Ghetto.

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Venice, September 13-14 2016: Gli ebrei, Venezia e l’Europa tra ‘800 e ‘900 (Jews, Venice and Europe between the 19th and 20th centuries). Conference.  Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti. (Donatella Calabi). Download program here.

New York (USA), September 18-19,  2016, at The Center for Jewish History , 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY – A two-day conference on: The Ghetto and Beyond: The Jews in the Age of the Medici, organized by The Center for Jewish History and The Medici Archive Project. Download the program here

Venice, December 4-7  2016 (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, “Ca’Foscari”Zattere Cultural Flow Zone, Dorsoduro”1392, e Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani, Palazzo Barbarigo della Terrazza, San Polo 2765/A) International Conference: Serenissima and Ashkenaz. The Venetian Ghetto in European History and Culture. Download the program here.

Venice, December 12-13 2016: at the “Gianni Milner” Library of the Fondazione Ugo e Olga Levi, San Marco 2893 (Palazzo Giustinian Lolin), Affrancati dal ghetto. La musica sacra dell’ebraismo italiano tra emancipazione e assimilazione dalla seconda metà dell’Ottocento alla seconda guerra mondiale, chaired Luisa Zanoncelli and Piergabriele Mancuso.   With: Yoram Bitton, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Klau Library, Philip V. Bohlman, The University of Chicago, Roberto Calabretto, University of Udine, Davide Casali, Researcher and orchestra conductor, Trieste, Enrico Fink, Researcher and musician, Jewish community, Florence, Enrico Fubini, Università di Torino, Gadi Luzzatto Voghera, Boston University, Padova, Piergabriele Mancuso, Researcher, Medici Archive Project, Firenze, Daniele Menozzi, Scuola Superiore Normale di Pisa, Rosy Moffa Bosco, Researcher, Torino, Stefano Patuzzi, President of “Man Tovah”, Mantua, Stefania Roncolato, Researcher, Milan, Edwin Seroussi, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Pasquale Troìa, professor of Music and Bible, Pontificsl University of Saint Tjomas Aquinas – Angelicum, Rome. Program and abstractDescription of the event. Download the full program here or see it below.attachments

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