Starts: Oct 28, 2013 9:30:00 AM
May 7, 2013 1:00:00 PM
End: May 17, 2013 7:30:00 PM
Location: various venues, UCL Bloomsbury Campus More...
The panel investigates shifts in the role of the Holocaust in European public debates in the recent past. Contrasting developments in Poland, Germany, and Great Britain, we will identify common threads as well as differences in perceiving, presenting, memorizing the mass murder of European Jewries.
The Yiddish Forverts has recently published a report from the Graduate Student Conference on ‘Jewish Spirituality in Eastern Europe – a Textual Perspective,’ held at the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UCL on 6-7 June, 2012. The article, authored by conference participant Adi Mahalel (Columbia University), is available online on the website of the Forverts: http://yiddish.forward.com/node/4589 More...
Over a period of three years, the Hebrew and Jewish Studies Department at UCL has been cooperating in a research project devoted to 'Cultural Continuitiy in the Diaspora: Paris and Berlin in 1917-1937', based at the Department of European Studies and Modern Languages, University of Bath, and in cooperation with the Centre for European and International Studies at the University of Portsmouth. The project had been funded by the Leverhulme Trust Academic Collaboration-International Network scheme. Among the initiators of the project had been the late John D. Klier. More...
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Francois de Blois
Dr François de
Blois is a specialist for the history and languages of the Near East and Central Asia in Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages. He has written extensively on the history of calendars, especially in the Iranian world and the Arabian peninsula. In the context of the ERC-funded project, 'Calendars in Antiquity and the Middle Ages', he is preparing a new edition and translation of al-Biruni's Chronology of ancient nations together with a philological-historical commentary. It is intended that this will reflect the improved textual sources for this work, and the progress in the understanding of this important work in the 135 years since the pioneering edition and translation by Eduard Sachau in 1878-9.
Most Recent Publications:
- de Blois, F. (2013). al-Bayruni, the twelve apostles, and the twelve months of the Julian year. Presented at: 4th International Conference on the Church of the East in China and Central Asia.
- de Blois, F. (2012). A new look at Mazdak. In T. Bernheimer, A. Silverstein (Eds.), Late Antiquity: Eastern perspectives (pp. 1-24).
- de Blois, F. (2012). Aristotle and Avicenna on the habitability of the Southern hemisphere. Presented at: Prince of Physicians: The legacy of Avicenna in the Islamic world and the West.
- de Blois, F. (2012). Early Islam and its place in the history of religions of the Near East. Presented at: Käte Hamburger Kolleg.
- de Blois, F. (2012). Elias of Nisibis on the martyrs of the Church of the East. Presented at: Christianity in Iraq.
- de Blois, F. (2012). Mary Boyce and the quest for Zoroaster. Bulletin of the Asia Institute, New Series, Vol. 22, 9-16.
- de Blois, F. (2012). Re-editing al-Biruni’s Chronology: the manuscript tradition. Presented at: Workshop on Text edition from manuscripts.
- de Blois, F. (2012). Some early Islamic and Christian sources regarding the Jewish calendar (9th to 11th centuries). Presented at: Time, astronomy and calendars in the Jewish tradition.
- de Blois, F. (2011). Achievements and limitations of mediaeval Islamic science. Presented at: Workshop on Europe and Islam in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.
- de Blois, F. (2011). Arabic sources concerning the calendar controversies between Rabbanites and Qaraites. Presented at: Workshop on Rabbanite and Qaraite calendars.
- de Blois, F. (2011). Arabic, Persian and Gujarati manuscripts: The Hamdani Collection in the Library of the Institute of Ismaili Studies. London.
For more publications, please click on the following link: Francois de Blois publications