Research Group

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Rainer Brunner

FELLOW
University of Freiburg
Rainer Brunner is a professor at the University of Freiberg.
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Binyamin Abrahamov

FELLOW
Bar-Ilan University
Binyamin Abrahamov is professor of Islamic theology in the department of Arabic at Bar-Ilan University.
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Paul Fenton

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Université Paris-Sorbonne
Paul Fenton is Professor of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Département d'Études arabes et hébraïques, Université Paris-Sorbonne.
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Sara Sviri

FELLOW
UCL
Sara Sviri holds the Catherine Lewis Lectureship in Medieval Studies at University College London.
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David Blumenthal

FELLOW
Emory University
David Blumenthal is the Jay and Leslie Cohen Professor of Judaic Studies at Emory University. He teaches and writes on constructive Jewish …
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Avraham Elqayam

FELLOW
Bar-Ilan University
Avraham Elqayam is a professor in the Department of Jewish Thought at Bar-Ilan University.
conference

Eurasian Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change (Reunion Conference)

Mon, 05/06/2006 to Thu, 08/06/2006

 

ORGANIZERS:

Reuven Amitai, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Michal Biran, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

This workshop is a reunion of the Research Group "The Interaction of Nomadic Conquerors with Sedentary Peoples in China and the Middle East". The workshop will explore the nomadic peoples of the Eurasian Steppe as cultural brokers and agents in different Eurasian contexts.

 

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Continuity and Innovation in the Magical Tradition (Research Group Conference)

Mon, 17/07/2006 to Wed, 19/07/2006

 

ORGANIZERS:

Gideon Bohak, Tel Aviv University
Yuval Harari, Ben-Gurion University
Shaul Shaked, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

This conference of the "Occult Powers and Officiants in Non-official Cults within Near Eastern Cultures" Research Group is on the topic of "Continuity and Innovation in the Magical Tradition".

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Nationalism and Religion in Israel and Other Nations: A Comparative Discussion (Research Group Conference)

Thu, 23/02/2006

 

ORGANIZERS:

The "Religion and Nationalism in Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Hindu Worlds" Research Group
The Cherrick Center for the Study of Zionism, the Yishuv and the State of Israel

 

The conference will raise a series of comparative views on Zionism as a case of modern nationalism, and will debate the case of diasporas and their relation to religion and to their country of origin.

 

Weekly Seminar: Cultural Brokerage in Pre-modern Islam

We are pleased to invite you to join the weekly seminars of the research group “Cultural Brokerage in Pre-modern Islam” at the Israeli Institute of Advanced Studies of Jerusalem.

 

The group consists of researchers from Israel and abroad whose research focuses on various aspects of cultural agency in the Islamic world between the seventh and fifteenth centuries.

 

For more information about the group, please see here.