The AAST, Association of the Friends of the Synagogue of Tomar, in cooperation with the Municipal authorities of Tomar, the Portuguese Network of Jewish Quarters, the Jewish Community of Lisbon and the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, invites you to the First International Conference on Jewish Heritage in Portugal – Science, Culture, Knowledge, which will take place in Tomar, Portugal, between the 18th and 20th November 2012.

The call for the submission of contributions by researchers, professionals, experts and authors of works related to Jewish cultural heritage is now open. International stakeholders are highly welcome to attend and present to the participants the most recent findings related to the Jewish Heritage particularly  in Spain, Portugal and in Tomar. The contributions will ensure that Jewish cultural heritage is preserved through its ongoing study and preservation as well as through a potential and dynamic analysis of the role of Jewish wisdom nowadays.

One of the goals of this conference is to discover and highlight new approaches to the themes covered (e.g. using ICT-Information and Communication Technologies) making it possible to enrich our current knowledge, as well as promoting an effective and pro-active exchange of ideas. This would ultimately position our Jewish Quarters, Synagogues and the Jewish-Portuguese Abraham Zacuto Museum as knowledge hubs for all interested to investigate these topics.

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