Sunday April 29
This event is free and open to the public.
An internationally known historian, Dr Hordes is widely recognized for his work on the boundaries of Jewish identity. His work on crypto-Judaism in New Mexico has brought that experience increasingly to light in recent decades. He is a widely sought speaker across the United States.
Among those present to honor Dr Hordes will be Dr Seth Kunin, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Arts and Humanities of Durham University in England; Dr Seth Ward of the Program in Religious Studies at the University of Wyoming; and Dr Roger Martinez from the University of Colorado.
Hordes’ work with crypto-Jewish and Sephardic traditions will be recognized in performance of Ladino music by Consuelo Luz and Vanessa Paloma. Dr Noel Pugach, Professor Emeritis, University of New Mexico, and Jim Mafchir, President of the New Mexico Book Association, will discuss Dr Hordes’ work and influence.