3 2020

2020 Colonie Jewish Community Association Annual Lecture


William K. Sanford Library 629 Albany Shaker Road
Loudonville, NY 12211

(518) 442-5300

Being Jewish in a Slave Society: The Case of Early Modern Suriname

Aviva Ben-Ur is Professor of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a historian specializing in Atlantic Jewish history, slavery studies, and the Ottoman diaspora. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles and books. Among them, Sephardic Jews in America: A Diasporic History (New York University Press, 2009), and Jewish Autonomy in a Slave Society: Suriname in the Atlantic World, 1651-1825 (forthcoming with the University of Pennsylvania Press in May 2020). Dr. Ben-Ur is also a recipient of prestigious fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Fulbright Program, the University of Washington, and the John Carter Brown Library, among others.

Light refreshments will be served before the lecture.

Free and Open to the Public

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This event is organized by UAlbany’s Judaic Studies Program and the Department of History along with the Colonie
Jewish Community Association.