This Einstein Summer School aims to introduce graduate students of Islamic Studies to the immense riches of the Genizot, hidden cavities in synagogues, where religious documents are stored, after they are no longer in use, as their religious significance precludes disposal. Tens of thousands of important documents and works have survived, providing a wealth of information about everyday life and intellectual history of the Islamic cultural area.
The Genizah researcher Miriam Frenkel teaches medieval Jewish history in Islamic countries at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research covers a variety of subjects: literature, gender, slavery, childhood and adolescence, as well as material culture and intellectual history.
Time and Location
Monday, September 10, 2012, 6 p.m.; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Potsdamer Straße 33, 10785 Berlin-Tiergarten.