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This introductory workshop to Ladino, which is part of the UCL Engagement project ‘London Ladino: Co-creating Judeo-Spanish voices with local Sephardic Jews’ (collaborators: Alejandro Acero Ayuda and Victoria Lisek), aims to reconnect Sephardic Jews living in London with Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), i.e., the language of their ancestors, which currently classified by UNESCO as a “severely endangered language”. Attendees will have the chance to acquire the fundamentals of Ladino (including its history, alphabets, basic interactions in Ladino and current status), thus granting them access to a fundamental part of their ethnic background, culture, and religion, plus the possibility to communicate with many other Sephardim around the world through the internet.
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Dr Carlos Yebra López is a UKRI Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College London. His research focuses on the revitalisation of Ladino by digital means. He is the co-founder and CEO of Ladino 21 Community Interest Company (Non-Executive Director: Alejandro Acero; External Advisor: Dr Aldo Sevi), a public outreach initiative and digital archive devoted to grassroots documentation of Ladino through audiovisual materials in Ladino produced in the 21st century (www.ladino21.org).