Please join us for a special weekend at Ohev. Our Shaw Scholar-in-Residence this year is Dr. Frances Levine, from the Missouri Historical Society. She is an expert on Sephardic Jewry, particularly as relates to the American Southwest. Frances is the author of Doña Teresa Confronts the Spanish Inquisition. (Read more about the book.)
She will be speaking over the weekend of December 1 – 3, 2017.
The Expulsion of Jews from Spain
Doña Teresa Faces the Inquisition in New Mexico
Constructing Jewish Identity in Conflicted Times
Friday Night Dinner: Adults $19.00 each/ Children (ages 3-12) $8.00 / Under age 3 Free
Saturday Kiddush: (No Charge)
Café Ohev: Adults $7.00 each / Children $3.50 each
Special Weekend Rate for all events: $21.00 Single / $42.00 Couple / $60.00 Family
Online Registration will be available in October.
Dr. Frances Levine became the President and CEO of the Missouri Historical Society and Missouri History Museum in the spring of 2014. She was the director of the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico from 2002 until spring 2014.
A native of Connecticut, Frances received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. In 2009 she attended the prestigious Getty Museum Leadership Institute. She is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, the American Society for Ethnohistory, and the Santa Fe Trail Association. She has served as an evaluator for the American Alliance of Museums Accreditation review process for museums in the US and Mexico. She and Dr. Donald Suggs serve respectively as Honorary Chair and Host Chair of the 2017 American Alliance of Museums meetings scheduled in May here in St. Louis.
Dr. Levine is the author, co-editor or contributor to several award-winning books including Our Prayers Are in This Place: Pecos Pueblo Identity over the Centuries (1999, UNM Press), Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe (2008 MNM Press, with MaryAnne Redding and Krista Elrick), and Telling New Mexico: A New History (2009 MNM Press, with Marta Weigle and Louise Stiver) as well as a chapter in All Trails Lead to Santa Fe (2010 with Gerald Gonzalez, Sunstone Press), Frontier Battles and Massacres: Historical and Archaeological Perspectives. (With Ron Wetherington, editors), University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 2014) and the author of the recently published Dona Teresa Confronts the Spanish Inquisition: A Seventeenth Century New Mexican Drama (University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 2016) which has won a Southwest Book Award by the Border Regional Library Association.
She is married to historian and historic preservation consultant Thomas Merlan of Santa Fe. They have two children – Stephen, a resident of New Orleans where he is an investigator for the Louisiana Capital Assistance Project prison and Anna, a resident of New York City and senior investigative reporter for Gizmodo Media, a division of Univision.