Virtual Forum: Jews, Christians, and Muslims as Colleagues and Collaborators in the Abbasid Near East

Virtual Forum: Jews, Christians, and Muslims as Colleagues and Collaborators in the Abbasid Near East

Veranstalter
Institut für den Nahen und Mittleren Osten, LMU-München
Gefördert durch
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Kleine Fächer – Große Potentiale
PLZ
80539
Ort
München
Land
Deutschland
Vom - Bis
20.10.2020 - 11.12.2020
Von
Nathan Gibson, Institut für den Nahen und Mittleren Osten, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Registration is now open for the virtual forum Jews, Christians, and Muslims as Colleagues and Collaborators in the Abbasid Near East at https://usaybia.net/forum2020, with 18 presentations in 9 sessions between October 20 and December 11. Register for any or all of the sessions to read the papers in advance and participate in the live Zoom sessions. Hosted by the Communities of Knowledge project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Virtual Forum: Jews, Christians, and Muslims as Colleagues and Collaborators in the Abbasid Near East

Registration is now open for the virtual forum Jews, Christians, and Muslims as Colleagues and Collaborators in the Abbasid Near East at https://usaybia.net/forum2020, with 18 presentations in 9 sessions between October 20 and December 11.

From the eighth century to the thirteenth century and beyond, scholars in the Abbasid and neighboring realms pioneered study in medicine, mathematics, the astral arts, and many other disciplines. A rich exchange emerged between scholars affiliated with many different communities: Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Zoroastrian, Hindu, Samaritan, and others. Sometimes this exchange occurred through books or letters while at other times it was face-to-face in formal, institutional settings, side-by-side in the workplace, or even mediated through patrons, servants, or family members.

The virtual forum is a series of discussions on the topic of person-to-person knowledge exchange among Near Eastern communities during Abbasid rule. The series is hosted by the project "Communities of Knowledge" (funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research). Registered participants will receive access to read and comment on papers and participate in the live Zoom discussions. Each live discussion includes 1–2 research paper discussions or project demos, with responses from invited participants and open discussion. Revised papers from the forum will be submitted to a special issue of medieval worlds: comparative & interdisciplinary studies, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ISSN 2412-3196). Register via the online program at https://usaybia.net/forum2020 or directly at https://lmu-munich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvdemopj0oHN0ucZmJhnM9HB6zMpjzFl2v.

Programm

See the full program at https://usaybia.net/forum2020.

OCT 20
16:00 CET Project Demo: Gibson, Löhr, Schmahl, 'Communities of Knowledge (Usaybia.net)'
16:30 CET Keynote: Sánchez, 'A Ladder of Heresy? Religion, Dhimmīs and Medicine in the Light and Shadow of Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʿa'

OCT 27
16:00 CET Research Paper Discussion: Dang, 'The Zoroastrian Priests of the Islamic Era'
17:00 CET Research Paper Discussion: Molgaard & Golbeck, 'The Role of Traders in the Diffusion of the Indo-Arabic Numerical System in Antiquity'

NOV 3
16:00 CET Research Paper Discussion: Pimpinelli, 'For the Care of Body & Soul: The Greek Bible and an Arab-Islamic Botanical Text in a 10th-Century Palimpsest Fragment'
17:00 CET Research Paper Discussion: Schwarb, 'A Trans-Denominational Frienship in Late 14th-Century Aleppo'

NOV 13
16:00 CET Research Paper Discussion: Schmitt, 'Sleepy Animals: Barhebraeus on Sleeping and Dreaming Animals'
17:00 CET Research Paper Discussion: Basharin, 'The Ideas of Pseudo-Empedocles in Baghdad Mysticism of the 9th–10th Centuries: An Influence of Nestorian Intellectual Tradition'

NOV 24
16:00 CET Research Paper Discussion: Löhr, 'Off the Record—Networks of Lost Arabic Books'
17:00 CET Research Paper Discussion: Gareil, 'Interreligious Scholarly Collaboration in Ibn al-Nadīm’s Fihrist'

DEC 1
16:00 CET Project Demo: Grimm-Stadelmann, 'The Actuarios Johannes Zacharias (14th-Cent.) and His Treatise about the Psychical Pneuma: Critical Edition and its Contextualisation within Transcultural Medical History '
16:30 CET Research Paper Discussion: Alessi, 'Teaching and Learning by the Book at the Turning Point Between the Ayyūbid and Mamlūk Eras as a Source of Information on Methods and Scientific Controversies'

DEC 4
16:00 CET Research Paper Discussion: Bellettato, 'Talking with Enemies, Writing to Friends: Timothy I and the Construction of an Eastern Christian Response to Islam'
17:00 CET Research Paper Discussion: Jakob, 'Muslim Theology in Christian Apologetic Texts of Syriac Authors from the 8th and 9th Centuries'

DEC 8
16:00 CET Project Demo: Palombo & Hayes, 'Embedding Conquest: Naturalizing Muslim Rule in the Early Islamic Empire'
16:30 CET Research Paper Discussion: Mutter, 'Interactions between Syriac Christians and Muslims in the Early ʿAbbasid Near East: Ḥanpā as a Legal Category'

DEC 11
16:00 CET Research Paper Discussion: Gibson, 'Labeling Religious Affiliation in Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʿa's History of Physicians: A Quest'
17:00 CET Project Demo: Carlson, 'Indexing a Shared Knowledge Culture from Many Perspectives: HIMME'

All times are Central European Time (CET).

https://usaybia.net/forum2020