Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9786057685360 Will Publish April 2021

Sephardic Trajectories

Archives, Objects, and the Ottoman Jewish Past in the United States

Edited and with an introduction by Kerem Tinaz and Oscar Aguire-Mandujano

Sephardic Trajectories

Edited and with an introduction by Kerem Tinaz and Oscar Aguire-Mandujano

Distributed for Koc University Press

256 pages | 40 halftones | 6 1/4 x 9 1/2
Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9786057685360 Will Publish April 2021
Sephardic Trajectories brings together scholars of Ottoman history and Jewish studies to discuss how family heirlooms, papers, and memorabilia help us conceptualize the complex process of migration from the Ottoman Empire to the United States. To consider the shared significance of family archives in both the United States and in Ottoman lands, the volume takes as starting point the formation of the Sephardic Studies Digital Collection at the University of Washington, a community-led archive and the world’s first major digital repository of archival documents and recordings related to the Sephardic Jews of the Mediterranean world. Contributors reflect on the role of private collections and material objects in studying the Sephardi past, presenting case studies of Sephardic music and literature alongside discussions of the role of new media, digitization projects, investigative podcasts, and family memorabilia in preserving Ottoman Sephardic culture. 
Contents
Introduction (Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano, UPenn; Kerem Tinaz, Koç University)
Part I
Histories: The Formation of a Community-Led Archive
Ottoman Imprints and Erasures among Seattle’s Sephardic Jews (Devin Naar, UW)
“The Seeds for a New Judaeo-Spanish Culture on the Shores of Puget Sound?” (Ty Alhadeff, UW)
Part II
Studies: Reading the Past through the Seattle Sephardic Studies Collection
From the Aegean to the Pacific: Ottoman Legacies in Seattle Sephardi Synagogues (Maureen Jackson)
Walking Through a Library: Notes on the Ladino Novel and Some Other Books (Laurent Mignon, Oxford U.)
Sephardic Soldiers in the Late Ottoman Army (Özgür Özkan, UW)
Part III
Reflections: Ottoman Pasts, Private Collections, and Family Memories
Artifacts and their Aftermath: The Imperial and Post-Imperial Trajectories of Late Ottoman Material Objects (Benjamin Fortna, U. Arizona)
Deporting Ottoman Americans (Chris Gratien, UVA; Sam Negri)
Amid Galanti’s Private Documents: Reflections on the Legacy, Trajectory, and Preservation of a Sephardi Intellectual’s Past (Kerem Tinaz, Koç U.)
Galante’s Daughter: Crafting an Archival Family Memoir (Hannah Pressman)
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