Workshop | “Jews, the Qur’an and Islam: Contacts and Influences”, EuQu — Copenhagen and online, 1-2 February 2023


The workshop aims to explore how Jews approached the Qur’an and Islam from the Middle Age to the early modern period both in the lands of Islam and in Europe.

Through various sources and textual genres ranging from polemics, exegesis to Qur’anic translations, we will discuss how Islam was perceived, how the Qur’an was used and how the Jews in some contexts were influenced by the material, textual and theological aspects of the Islamic tradition.

The workshop will try to reflect the variety of the Jewish engagement with Islam and the Qur’an, which far from being monolithic, expressed in different ways across time and space.

See the programme for the full event here:

Online participation is possible via zoom here: 

Related to the workshop is also two public lectures

The Mishnaic Moment: Jewish Law among Jews and Christians in Early Modern Europe by Joanna Weinberg, Professor emerita in early Modern Jewish History and Rabbinics, University of Oxford

February 1, 2023| 17:00 CET | The Danish Jewish Museum, Proviantpassagen
6, 1218 København K or via zoom: 

The Nahda and the Wissenschaft des Judentums: Arabs, Jews and the Critique of European Modernity by Susannah Heschel, Eli M. Black Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College

February 2, 2023| 17:00 CET |University of Copenhagen, Faculty
of Theology, Karen Blixens Plads 16, 2300 København S – Kierkegaard Auditorium or via zoom: 


More information: here

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