Daniel Libeskind, the architect of the Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin, will open the colloquium with the presentation "Hear the truth, whoever speaks it. The Inscription on the Academy and Its Relevance Today."
International representatives of Judaism, Islamic studies, and philosophy, including Sari Nusseibeh, Sarah Stroumsa, Maribel Fierro, and Peter Adamson will give short presentations and participate in discussions devoted to the Jewish and Arab philosophy of medieval Spain, which was considerably shaped by Moses Maimonides. The legacy of Moses Maimonides and his significance for the present will also be discussed. The final presentation of the day "Iberian Echoes in Jewish Cooking around the World," will be given by the celebrated cookbook author Claudia Roden.
The Research Unit Intellectual History of the Islamicate World is also committed to these ideas. The participating scholars are dedicated to a cross-cultural and transdisciplinary approach studying the intellectual heritage of the medieval Islamic world. The Center for International Cooperation of Freie Universität Berlin is a sponsor of the colloquium.
Time and Location
November 18, 2012, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Jewish Museum Berlin, Altbau, Großer Saal, Lindenstr. 9–14, 10969 Berlin