Event: Workshop “Jews, the Qur’an, and Islam: Contacts and Influences,” 1-2 February, Copenhagen University. Online and in person.

We are pleased to share news of a workshop coming up at Copenhagen University next week. It has been organised by postdoctoral researcher Naima Afif as part of the ERC Synergy Grant project, the “European Qur’an. Islamic Scripture in European Religion and Culture’” (PI: Jan Loop, euqu.eu).

 ‘Jews, the Qur’an and Islam: Contacts and Influences will take place on 1-2 February 2023 in Copenhagen

The workshop aims to explore how Jews approached the Qur’an and Islam from the Middle Age to the early modern period both in the lands of Islam and in Europe. Through various sources and textual genres ranging from polemics, exegesis to Qur’anic translations, we will discuss how Islam was perceived, how the Qur’an was used and how the Jews in some contexts were influenced by the material, textual and theological aspects of the Islamic tradition.

The workshop will include a keynote lecture by Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth College) on 1 February along with a public lecture by Joanna Weinberg (Oxford) on 2 February. The full programme can be accessed on the workshop website and all are welcome. Participation is possible in person and via Zoom.

The Nordic Network for Jewish Studies was founded and is run by Dr Katharina Keim and Dr Karin Zetterholm at the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University.

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