Past Activities

Seminar “From Arabic Manuscripts to Benin Sculptures: Abraham S. Yahuda and the International Trade of Religious and Cultural Objects, 1902-1944”, by Dr. Allyson Gonzalez (Brandeis University).
Seminar “Satire and Sanctity in the Zohar”, by Prof. Ronit Meroz (Tel-Aviv University). May 27, 2021.

Link to the video.

More information about Prof. Meroz.
Seminar “Una aljama de judíos de Aragón en busca de un reglamento en tiempos de epidemia”, by Prof. Asunción Blasco (Zaragoza University). April 22, 2021.

Link to the video.

Introduction to the seminar (pdf).
Course Various Forms of Kabbalah in CastileCourse Various Forms of Kabbalah in Castile (Thirteenth to Fifteenth Centuries), by Prof. Moshe Idel (Hebrew University of Jerusalem). September 3-12, 2019.

Sessions:
-Alfonso el Sabio’s Castile: Two types of Renaissance.
-The Apotheosis of Myth.
-Angelological Theories.
-Theories of Evil.
-The Emergence of the Zoharic Literatures.

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2019.06.28_Madrid_BNECultural activity Una visita guiada a los manuscritos hebreos de la Biblioteca Nacional de España, directed by Dr. Dagmara Budzioch and Dr. Javier Castaño.  

In this visit, the attendees had the chance to see original Hebrew manuscripts from the collection of the National Library of Spain. June 28, 2019.
2019.06.04_Madrid_BritishCemeteryCultural activity Una mirada al ayer de los judios de hoy en Madrid, a tour on the main spots of Madrid’s recent Jewish past. May 4, 2019.
Cartel definitivoLecture The Esther Scroll and Purim Celebration in Jewish Tradition, delivered by Dr. Dagmara Budzioch at Universidad Complutense, March 19, 2019.
Pequeño Hebrew Calligraphy Workshop, taught by Dr. Dagmara Budzioch, at Complutense University, Madrid, April 2 – 3, 2019.
Watch an overview of this Workshop in this video. Our students learnt not only about handwriting, also about the work of the Jewish scribe or “sofer”, essential for the transmission of the Jewish tradition.
La Literatura SefardíCourse La literatura sefardí entre tradición y modernidad. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, March 14 – June 27, 2018.  
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cartelSeminar Gendered Spiritualities in Early Modern Jewish Culture, by Prof. Ada Rapoport-Albert (University College,  London). March 1 – 15, 2018.  

Sessions:
– What We Know about the Spiritual Lives of Medieval and Early Modern Jewish Women.
-The Exceptional Prominence of Women in the 17th-Century Messianic Movement of Sabbatai Tsevi and its 18th-Century Offshoots.
-From Messianic Prophetess to ‘Madwoman’: The Displacement of Female Spirituality in the Post-Sabbatian Era.
-The Position of Women in Hasidism: Myth and Reality.
-The Problematics of Asceticism and its Gender Implications.

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E Pluribus UnumE Pluribus Unum? Multidisciplinarity in Jewish Studies Programmes and Teaching  
Museum of the History of the Jews in Girona (Museu d’Història dels Jueus), May 28 – 29, 2017.

Organisers: Dr Javier Castaño and Dr François Guesnet

Workshop dedicated to an exchange between colleagues from nearly a dozen European countries (Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine, and United Kingdom), as well as from the United States and Israel, to discuss the potentials and challenges of the pluridisciplinary character of Jewish Studies. (Read more)  (Program)
cartelCourse Visual Culture and Modern Jewish Society, by Prof. Richard I. Cohen (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), April 25 – May 16, 2017.  

Sessions:
-A Visual Perspective on Modern Jewish History.
-Imagining Moses Mendelssohn over Time.
-From Powelessness to Power.
-The Wandering Jew from Christian Myth to Jewish Self-Representation.
-Jewish Icons of Modernity: Spinoza, Da Costa, Jesus and Herzl. Creating a Jewish Pantheon.
-Visualizing and Exhibiting Jewish Space and History: Jewish Museums in Transition.

Watch the full sessions here.