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Intercultural Knowledge Transfer: Europe and Islam in late Antiquity and the Middle Ages

5-7pm, Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Christopher Ingold Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Christopher Ingold Building, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ

This workshop investigates the role of culture and knowledge transfer between different religious communities, focusing, in this case, on exchanges between Mediterranean culture of late antiquity and emerging Islam, Jewish-Islamic cultural transfer, and instances of knowledge transfer from Islamic sources to Jewish communities. Thus, the workshop proposes to understand religious communities as arenas of knowledge production and reception, as cultural contexts stimulating knowledge exchange and transfer.

Dr François Guesnet (UCL Hebrew and Jewish Studies)

•       Prof Angelika Neuwirth (Freie Universität Berlin), The Kor'an as a text of late antiquity
•       Dr François de Blois (UCL), Medieval Islamic Science: Its Achievements, Limitations, and Transmission to Western Europe
•       Dr Ilana Wartenberg (UCL), A late medieval conversion algorithm between the Muslim and Jewish calendars by Isaac Ibn al-Ahdab

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