Western Sephardic Diaspora Roadmap


  • Project identification: Western Sephardic Diaspora Roadmap (WSD Roadmap)
  • Coordination: Carla Vieira (CHAM, NOVA FCSH)
  • Researcher at CLUNL: Rute Costa (Lexicology, Lexicography and Terminology Group)
  • Start date: 2021
  • Funding: The project has the support of international funds; Chair of Sephardic Studies Alberto Benveniste, University of Lisbon: partner and co-financing institution.


The WSD project will cross methodologies of the Digital Humanities and Information Sciences with the study of the Jewish Diaspora. The main objective is to create a working tool for researchers, archivists, librarians and general public interested in the area: the WSD Roadmap portal, a web platform in open access that will provide information on documentary materials related to the Western Sephardic Diaspora and its antecedents.


Carla Vieira (Principal Investigator, CHAM, NOVA FCSH)
Daniel Alves (Co-coordinator, IHC, NOVA FCSH)
Paula Ochôa (Co-coordinator, CHAM, NOVA FCSH)
Danielle Sanches (IHC, NOVA FCSH)
Joana Paulino (IHC, NOVA FCSH)
Maria Aires Carmo (NOVA FCSH)
Miguel Rodrigues Lourenço (CHAM, NOVA FCSH; CESAB, FLUL; CEHR-UCP)
Susana Bastos Mateus (CESAB, FLUL; CIDEHUS–UÉ; CEHR-UCP)

Advisory board:
António Manuel Lopes Andrade (CLLC, University of Aveiro)
Bruno Feitler (UNIFESP)
Carsten L. Wilke (Central European University)
Claude B. Stuczynsli (Bar-Ilan University)
Michael Studemund-Hálevy (University of Hamburg)
Patricia Murrieta-Flores (Lancaster University Digital Humanities Hub)
Rute Costa (CLUNL)