Dukakis Center Lecture on the Jewish presence in Thessaloniki
On October 15th 2012, in the Bissell Library, Dr. Devin Naar delivered a Dukakis Seminar Series lecture on “The Rise and Fall of the Jews of Salonica, 1492-1943.”
Dr. Naar is Marsha & Jay Glazer Assistant Professor in Jewish Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. He completed his Ph.D. at Stanford University in 2011 and was the winner of the 2011 Elizabeth Spilman Rosenfield Prize awarded annually to the best written dissertation in the Department of History at Stanford University.
Dr. Naar is in the process of completing a manuscript for a forthcoming book on “Jewish Salonica and the Making of the ‘Jerusalem of the Balkans,’ 1890-1943.” He is a scholar of Sephardic and Greek history, whose ancestors came from Thessaloniki. Dr. Naar is currently in the process of producing the first-ever on-line digital Ladino library.
The lecture was moderated by Dr. Maria Kyriakidou, Associate Professor of International Relations and Coordinator of the Lucy Center for Balkan Studies at ACT, and was open to the general public.