Moroccan historians tended to neglect topics revolving around Moroccan Judaism until the mid-seventies when the Jewish element became essential in economic and social history. Baïda will discuss the progress and difficulties in the appropriation of Judaism as a component in the country’s history.

BaidaAbout the Speaker: Jamaâ Baïda is a graduate of Mohammed V University in Rabat and the University of Bordeaux III. Since 1982, he has been a professor and a researcher at Mohammed V University in Rabat. Former General Secretary of the Moroccan Association for Research in History (AMRH), he has published widely on contemporary history and current history. In 2011, he was appointed Director of Archives du Maroc.

Jamaâ Baïda (Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco)

Moderator: Aomar Boum (UCLA)

Sponsored by the
UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Funding provided by the
Michael & Irene Ross Endowment
Cosponsored by the
UCLA Department of History
UCLA Department of Anthropology
UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies
UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies