Digital Lecture Series: Jewish-Muslim Encounters within the European Context

Politics, Religion and Scholarship in the Late Modern Period



Contact and Registration

The lecture series is taking place digitally. Please register at least one day in advance to receive a link to the digital lecture room.
Please send an email to antwort(at)dubnow.de with the title of the event »Jewish-Muslim Encounters«, your name, institution (if applicable) and the email address to which we should send the link.

A cooperation between the Dubnow Institute and the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center in Jerusalem, this international lecture series will examine Jewish-Muslim encounters in the 19th and 20th centuries. Featuring guest speakers from various disciplines, the series will focus on three regions: Germany, the Middle East and South Asia.

The lectures will explore different forms of cultural, intellectual and social encounters between Jews and Muslims and how they were shaped by European political, cultural, and colonial interests; shed light on the motives that drove Jewish and Muslim actors to engage in these encounters; and discuss the role these encounters played as part of Jewish and Muslim strategies developed in response to global European influence.

The series aims at widening the current historiographical scope by bringing into the discussion different geographical locations and circumstances. It promotes a new understanding of Jewish-Muslim entanglements through a comparative approach, allowing them to be analysed more richly within their global context.

5.15–6.45 p.m. (CET)

Céline Trautmann-Waller
»My Oriental, my Mohammedan year.«
Ignác Goldziher in Constantinople, Beirut, Damascus, Jerusalem, and Cairo (1873–74)

Razak Khan

Towards a Minor History:
Jewish-Muslim Encounters and Dialogue in Interwar Germany and India

Orit Bashkin

Jewish Responses to the Massacre in Damascus 1860

Liora R. Halperin

The Colony and the Village:
Jewish Memories of Hierarchical Coexistence in Ottoman and Mandate Palestine

Dr. des. Walid Abdelgawad (Dubnow Institute)
Dr. Amit Levy (The Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center)

The lecture series is a collaboration between the Dubnow Institute and The Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center.

13th April to 15th June 2022, wednesdays, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST)
Digital event

Speakers Prof. Orit Bashkin, The University of Chicago, IL | Prof. Liora R. Halperin, University of Washington, Seattle, WA | Dr. Razak Khan, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen | Prof. Dr. Céline Trautmann-Waller, Université de la Sorbonne, Paris