The Judaeo-Spanish Languages. An expression of Identity and Openness.
© Centro Seferad Madrid
Conference by Professor Paloma Díaz-Mas and writers Solly Levy and Angel Wagenstein
More than just tools of communication, languages are a wellspring of identity, connection and integration, and vehicles of the intangible cultural heritage.
Judaeo-Spanish is a group of Romance languages derived from Old Spanish. Originally spoken in the former territories of the Ottoman Empire, in parts of Western Europe and Morocco, it is alive in well over 30 countries. The core lexicon of Judaeo-Spanish languages includes elements from a number of the world’s tongues and has been forged by widely diverse influences harmoniously intertwined over time.
By bringing together personalities from different cultural and academic backgrounds, this international conference will provide fresh analysis, stories and presentations designed to enhance our understanding, appreciation of Judaeo-Spanish languages and the need to safeguard them as an irreplaceable component of humanity’s cultural diversity
|Type of Event||Special Event|
|Start||10.06.2014 12:00 local time|
|End||10.06.2014 15:00 local time|
|Date to be fixed||0|
|Focal point||Rosi, Mauro|
|Organizer||Permanent Delegation of Spain and UNESCO|
|Contact||01 45 68 33 85 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Street||125 av. de Suffren|
|Permanent Delegation Contact||Permanent Delegation of the Kingdom of Spain to UNESCO|
|Language of Event||English, French, Spanish|
|Estimated number of participants||200|