The contribution of genealogy to history

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Sunday, November 20, 2022, 2:30-5:00 pm, Musée d’art et d’histoire du judaïsme

Workshop coordinated by Max Polonovski “The contributions of genealogy to history”, with historians and researchers at the CNRS, Alexandre Beider, Michaël Gasperoni, Cyril Grange, Danièle Iancu-Agou, Nicolas Todd and Claire Zalc, in partnership with the Cercle de généalogie juive.

Although genealogy has become considerably more popular in recent years thanks to the Internet, it has a special place in Jewish tradition. Over the centuries, biblical genealogies have been replaced by rabbinic lineages, encouraging social and religious endogamy.

Considered as auxiliary sciences to history, genealogy, onomastics and now genetics constitute precious sources for historians on Jewish history, from the Middle Ages to the present day, allowing the study of families, kinship and matrimonial strategies.

Claire Zalc will speak on “Reconstructing trajectories, between migrations and persecutions. Contributions and limits of nominative approaches. The Lubartworld project”.

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