Dr Meyer has lectured widely on Baghdadi Jews in the eastern Diaspora and has presented papers on the subject worldwide. She has published numerous authoritative articles in prestigious journals. Her ground-breaking book From the Rivers of Babylon to the Whangpoo: A Century of Sephardi Jewish Life in Shanghai (Lanham M.D.2003), based on her extensive research on the subject, has been a sell-out and a has just been reprinted. Book reviews have considered it a definitive history of the Baghdadi Jewish merchants who settled in Shanghai in the mid 19th century.
Dr Meyer is a double graduate in English and Humanities, both with honours and obtained her MA degree in International History. She was awarded a PhD from the London School of Economics in 1994. For more information on Dr Meyer please go to her website: www.mjmeyer.org.uk
Events: Jan 2016 – Jan 2017
Dr. Meyer will be giving a series of talks on Shanghai’s Baghdadi Jews at London’s Spiro Ark. For more information on the events and to sign up, click on the links below:
Dr. Meyer will also be in conversation with Senior Rabbi Joseph Dweck at Lauderdale Synagogue:
Dr. Meyer will be in conversation with Rabbi David Meyer at the London Jewish Cultural Centre in January 2017: