Inaugural Symposium: “Jewish-Christian-Muslim Intellectual Exchanges in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean”

JEWISH-CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM
INTELLECTUAL EXCHANGES IN THE MEDIEVAL
& EARLY MODERN MEDITERRANEAN

Wednesday, October 25 - Thursday, October 26, 2017
Student Union, Ballroom, 2110 Hillside Rd, Storrs, CT 06268

Please join us at this inaugural symposium to launch UConn’s Abrahamic Programs in the Middle East/North Africa Region.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

5:30 PM  Reception

6:30 PM  Welcome

Jeremy Teitelbaum, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Mathematics, University of Connecticut, USA
Gregory Sterling, Reverend Henry L. Slack Dean of Yale Divinity School and Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament, Yale University, USA, USA

6:45 PM  Dinner

Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

8:30 AM  Continental Breakfast

9:15 AM  Welcome & Opening Remarks

Daniel Weiner, Vice President for Global Affairs and Professor of Geography, University of Connecticut, USA
Zaid Eyadat, Department of Political Science, University of Jordan; Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut, USA

9:30 AM  Session I - Intercultural Encounters

Mohammed Abattouy, Professor of History & Philosophy of Science, Mohammed V University, Morocco
Ronald Kiener, Professor of Religious Studies, Trinity College, USA
Daniel Lasker, Norbert Blechner Professor of Jewish Values, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Session Chair: Fiona Somerset, Co-director of Medieval Studies Program; Professor of English, University of Connecticut, USA

10:45 AM Coffee Break

11:00 AM Session II - Sciences: Reception & Translation

Nader El-Bizri, Professor of Philosophy, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Brian Long, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Canada
Nicola Carpentieri, Assistant Professor and Chair of Arabic & Islamic Studies, University of Connecticut, USA
Joseph Ziegler, Associate Professor of History and Director of the School of History, University of Haifa, Israel
Session Chair: Susan Einbinder, Professor of Hebrew & Judaic Studies, University of Connecticut, USA

12:15 PM   Lunch Break

2:00 PM  Session III - Revelations: Polemics & Prophesies

Alexander Fidora, Research Professor at the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Andrea Celli, Assistant Professor of Italian and Mediterranean Studies, University of Connecticut, USA
Mayte Green-Mercado, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Rutgers University, USA
Ahmed Chahlane, Professor Emeritus of Arabic & Judaic Philology, Mohammed V University, Morocco
Session Chair: Zaid Eyadat, Professor of Political Science, University of Jordan, Jordan; Director of Human Rights Programs in the Middle East, University of Connecticut, USA

3:15 PM  Coffee Break

3:30 PM  Session IV - Geographies & Mobilities

Daniel Hershenzon, Assistant Professor of Early Modern Spanish & Mediterranean History, University of Connecticut, USA
Seth Kimmel, Assistant Professor of Medieval & Early Modern Cultural Studies, Columbia University, USA
Benjamin Liu, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, University of California - Riverside, USA
Pier Tommasino, Assistant Professor of Italian, Columbia University, USA
Session Chair: Anne Berthelot, Co-director of Medieval Studies Program; Professor of French, University of Connecticut, USA

4:45 PM  Concluding Remarks

Jeffrey Shoulson, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Initiatives and Doris & Simon Konover Chair in Judaic Studies, University of Connecticut, USA, University of Connecticut, USA
Zaid Eyadat, Department of Political Science, University of Jordan; Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut, USA

5:15 PM  Reception

 

Dinner Program

Abrahamic Symposium Dinner Program

Symposium Program

Abrahamic Symposium Program

This symposium is made possible by the generous support of the Marsha Lilien Gladstein Foundation. Sponsored by UConn’s Office of the Provost, Global Affairs, Middle East Studies and Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life.