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The Birth and Evolution of the Venetian Ghetto (1516­-1797) Conference - (C)

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The Birth and Evolution of the Venetian Ghetto (1516­-1797) Conference - (C)

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Basic Information

Location San Marco, 1, Venezia, 30124 Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Date 2016/05/05 - 2016/06/06
Recurring Event: yes
Country Italy
City Venezia

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Free entry yes
Yearly event yes
Website http://palazzoducale.visitmuve.it/


The magnificent Sala del Piovego at Doge's Palace will set the atmosphere for this enthralling international conference. The Birth and Evolution of the Venetian Ghetto (1516-1797) Conference is scheduled to take place on May 5-6, 2016, organized by the Medici Archive Project, Beit Venezia, as well as the Committee for the 500 Years of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice.

General Information

It is the Senate of the Venetian Republic who is responsible for the establishment of the world's very first ghetto- The Venice Ghetto. It was on March 29, 1516 that this urban perimeter defined 'home' for Jews mainly from northeastern regions of Europe, who were restricted by rules of separation and socioeconomic marginalization. A few decades later, these horrible restrictions were also imposed upon Venetian Jews originally from the Iberian Peninsula and the Levant. In spite of the growing number of repressive measures aimed at making a clear distinction between Jews and Christians, rules and regulations set forth by the Venetian authorities were often disregarded. The Venetian Ghetto eventually thrived and became a global epicenter of cultural, economic, and intellectual discourse!

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