Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | 12:15-6:30 PM | Free & Open to the Public 210 Humanities Building 1, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information This conference addresses the complexity of the Ghetto of Venice at 500, both as a concrete space and as a global metaphor – tracing its refraction across space and time. […]
The Venice Ghetto will serve as the starting point for the conference to address questions of modern Jewish spaces and identity. The site has played a central role in Jewish and European culture since the Jews were first sequestered in the Ghetto in 1516.
The Venice Ghetto serves as the starting point from which we address questions of modern Jewish spaces –a site that has played a central role in Jewish and European culture since the Jews were sequestered in the Ghetto at its founding in 1516. Contemporary globalization brings into focus the relationship between identity and spatial location, and highlights new and cross-cutting transnational allegiances.