Conference title: Trans-Cultural Communication: Encounter and Imagination
among Christians, Muslims and Jews in the Middle Ages
Date/Place: 10 June 2016; Study Center of the University of California, Piazza dell?Orologio 7, 00186 Rome, Italy.
CFP Deadline: Proposals of approximately 300 words, accompanied by an abridged CV, should be sent by 29 January 2016 to: romeconf2016 -at- outlook.com.
Proposals to present are sought from all historical disciplines, including history of religion, law, politics, the arts, literature, philosophy, science and magic, as well as philology. Proposals from postgraduates are welcome.
Dr Ann Giletti
University of California, Rome Study Centre, Italy
Dr Anke Holdenried
Department of History (Historical Studies)
University of Bristol, UK
Perception and contact involving Christians, Muslims and Jews in European society of the Middle Ages is a complex history of exchange, benefit, prejudice, and rejection. In some areas, contact was a reality or possibility, as among Christians and Jews in European urban areas, and among Christians and Muslims in the Christian kingdoms of the Iberian Peninsula. On what terms were Jewish and Muslim voices heard in Christian society? What kinds and means of discourse were involved, and what kind of ideas were projected, and to what end? This multi-disciplinary conference considers the range of types of lived contact and ideas and perceptions which Christians had regarding Jews and Muslims, both in shared society and looking abroad.