Oral History Workshop

Thursday, 20/04/2023
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Sephardi Voices is a digital archive to document and preserve the testimonies of Sephardi/Mizrahi Jews from Islamic lands now living in a transnational Diaspora and Israel. The project explores the meaning of home and otherness in the context of expulsion, migration, and resettlement. The presentation portrays through a few audio-visual narratives from the Sephardi Voices Archives the interface of memory and identity through the experience of several Sephardi displaced that range from the Atlantic Ocean (Morocco) to the Tigris-Euphrates Rivers (Iraq) to illustrate tensions in oral history methodology as well as the potential of the archive for scholarly research.
Dr. Green’s recent publication (with Richard Stursberg), Sephardi Voices: The Untold Expulsion of Jews from Arab Lands, is a window into the experiences of these communities and their stories of survival.

Image credit: Amedeo Modigliani, Manuel Humberg Esteve, 1916

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