The Last Converso of Sardinia

MAY 07, 2014 | 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

C201

WHEN:

May 07, 2014: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

CONTACT INFO:

212-817-1950

ADMISSION:

Free

Description

Sara Reguer traces the story of the Sephardic De Riu family.  Arriving in Bosa, Sardinia in the thirteenth century, the family underwent a forced conversion in 1492 and subsequently fled into the interior mountains.  There they survived as Conversos until the middle of the twentieth Century.

Sara Reguer is professor of Judaic studies. She has been chair of the department since 1985. In addition to teaching at Brooklyn College, she taught at Yeshiva University, Hofstra University and the University of Naples, Italy.
 
She has recently published The Most Tenacious of Minorities: The Jews of Italy, following the 2,000 year struggle of the Jews of Italy as they tried to maintain their Jewish identity while at the same time participating in Italian culture despite religious persecution, ghetto-ization, and the Holocaust.

The Center for Jewish Studies is committed to fostering research and special projects in the many disciplines comprising Jewish Studies. It aims to serve the more than 80 faculty scholars across CUNY who are in the field of Jewish Studies or working in areas related to Jewish Studies by providing opportunities for communication, gatherings, and cooperative programs and projects. The Center for Jewish Studies sponsors publications, public lectures, teacher training seminars, research and oral history projects that explore a wide range of historical and contemporary Jewish issues. The Center also supports doctoral students engaged in studying Jewish history and civilization via fellowship assistance for doctoral student research and administers doctoral fellowships that are made possible by the Max and Marion Grill Scholarship Fund and the Goldie and David Blanksteen Fund.

David Sorkin, Jack H. Skirball Director - See more at: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Centers-and-Institutes/Center-for-Jewish-Studies/Center-Events/Past-Events/Detail?id=7724#sthash.9dk5oBd6.dpuf
The Center for Jewish Studies is committed to fostering research and special projects in the many disciplines comprising Jewish Studies. It aims to serve the more than 80 faculty scholars across CUNY who are in the field of Jewish Studies or working in areas related to Jewish Studies by providing opportunities for communication, gatherings, and cooperative programs and projects. The Center for Jewish Studies sponsors publications, public lectures, teacher training seminars, research and oral history projects that explore a wide range of historical and contemporary Jewish issues. The Center also supports doctoral students engaged in studying Jewish history and civilization via fellowship assistance for doctoral student research and administers doctoral fellowships that are made possible by the Max and Marion Grill Scholarship Fund and the Goldie and David Blanksteen Fund.

David Sorkin, Jack H. Skirball Director - See more at: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Centers-and-Institutes/Center-for-Jewish-Studies/Center-Events/Past-Events/Detail?id=7724#sthash.9dk5oBd6.dpuf