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Minorities in Contact

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PROGRAMME

 

 Organisers: Ana Echevarria (UNED, Madrid), Nora Berend (Cambridge University), Esther-Miriam Wagner (Woolf Institute/University of Cambridge)

 Venue: St. Catharine’s College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RL

 23-24 April 2015

 

Thursday, 23 April 2015

12.45pm-1.00pm Registration

1.00pm Welcome by Ed Kessler, Director of the Woolf Institute

1.10pm Ana Echevarria (UNED, Madrid) and Nora Berend (University of Cambridge), Introduction

 

SESSION 1: DEFINING MINORITIES IN CONTACT

Chair: David Abulafia (University of Cambridge)

1.30pm Annliese Nef (Paris-Sorbonne), Minorities in contact? The case of 11th- 12th century Sicily

2.15pm Ana Echevarria (UNED, Madrid), Arabicized Christians in Iberia, re-defining religious identity      across the Mediterranean

3.00pm Coffee Break

SESSION 2: POWER AND REPRESENTATION

Chair: Nora Berend (University of Cambridge)

3.30pm Tamar Boyadjian (Michigan State University), Re-mapping Jerusalem: the Papacy, the Kings’        Crusade, and the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia

4.15pm Clara Almagro (Archivo de la Real Chancillería de Granada), Money has no Name: Economic   Dynamics of Members of Religious Minorities in Medieval Castile

5.00pm Discussion

7.00 pm GALA DINNER

 

Friday, 24 April 2015

SESSION 3: RELIGIOUS POLEMICS

Chair: Esther-Miriam Wagner (Woolf Institute/University of Cambridge)

9.00am Alexandra Cuffel (Ruhr-University, Bochum), From “Convivencia” to Competition: Conversion         and Religious Polemic between Jews and Christians focusing on Egypt from Fatimid-Mamluk      periods.

9.45am Mónica Colominas (University of Amsterdam), Notions of Minority and Religious Authority in         the Polemics of the Muslims of Christian Iberia

10.30am Coffee Break

11.00am Zvi Stampfer (University of Cambridge), Jewish-Christian theological polemic as reflected in       Judaeo-Arabic biblical interpretations

11.45am Barbara Roggema (King’s College, London),"Confession of convenience" Accusations of   insincere religiosity in medieval Jewish, Christian and Muslim literature in Arabic

12.30 LUNCH

 

SESSION 4: SECTS AND INTRA-RELIGIOUS CONFRONTATION

Chair: Adam Knobler (CERES, Ruhr-University Bochum)

2.00pm Amira Bennison (University of Cambridge), Religion, sect and tribe during the long Almohad          century in Iberia and North Africa (c. 1130-1260)

2.45pm Marigel Gallego (CSIC, Madrid), From a rationalistic Muslim to a rationalistic Jew: the      linguistic theories of Abd al-Jabbar and Abu l-Faraj Harun

3.30pm Coffee Break

4.00pm Johannes Pahlitzsch (University of Mainz), Melkite Hagiography between the 7th and 12th centuries

4.45pm Final discussion

 

Accommodation

Westminster College, Madingley Rd, Cambridge CB3 0AA, UK

 

Sponsors:

Trevelyan Fund, Department of History, University of Cambridge

Woolf Institute, Cambridge

UNED- Research Project “Mudéjares y moriscos de Castilla”, Spanish Ministry of Economy (MINECO, HAR2011-24915)

 

 

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