Programme

Wednesday, 1 February 2023

9:00 Welcome and opening remarks

Jan Loop, Professor of Early Modern History and Religious Cultures, University of Copenhagen and
co-PI, the European Qur’an Project

Naima Afif, Postdoctoral researcher, University of Copenhagen, the European Qur’an Project

09:15 Session 1

Chair: Piet van Boxel, Emeritus Curator of Hebraica, Bodleian Library, Oxford

Magdalen Connolly, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
Qur’an fragments in the Cairo Genizah Collections

Theodor Dunkelgrün, University of Cambridge
How the Qur’an shaped the Torah: inter-religious dynamics and the material text

Marzena Zawanowska, University of Warsaw & Jewish Historical Institute
Influences of Qur’an exegesis on the development of historical consciousness among Medieval Karaite Bible scholars

11:30 General discussion

12:00 Lunch

14:00 Visit to the David Collection

17:00 Public lecture (book presentation)

Danish Jewish Museum

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

19:00 Dinner

Thursday, 2 February 2023

09:15 Session 2

Chair: Mercedes García-Arenal, Research Professor, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas,
Madrid and co-PI, the European Qur’an Project

Silvia Di Donato, CNRS Paris
The Qur’an in Medieval Hebrew translations of philosophical texts

Mònica Colominas Aparicio, University of Groningen & Max Plank Institute
Islamic knowledge and sources for Jewish polemics against Christianity and Islam: the case of Simeon ben Zemah Duran’s Keshet u-Maguen (15th century)

10:45 Coffee break

11:00 Session 3

Chair: Roberto Tottoli, Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Naples, L’Orientale and co-PI, the
European Qur’an Project

Benoît Grévin, CNRS Paris
At the crossroads of Mediterranean Judaism and Italian humanism. Editing the Qur’an in Hebrew characters of the
ms. Vat. Ebr. 357 and its multilingual commentary (beginning and end of the 15th century)

Aleida Paudice
Capsali’s Attitude toward Islam: Jewish Messianism in the 16th Century and the Ottoman World

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Session 4

Chair: John Tolan, Professor of Medieval History, University of Nantes and co-PI, the European
Qur’an Project

Davide Liberatoscioli, University of Postdam
The New Testament and the Qur’an as depicted in Abraham Silveira’s Silent Book

Naima Afif, University of Copenhagen
The Jewish Fabulae Sarracenorum: Pre-modern Jewish views on the prophet Muhammad and Islam through retranslations of Medieval Christian sources

15:30 General discussion and concluding remarks

16:00 Coffee break

17:00 Keynote lecture

University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Theology, Kierkegaard auditorium

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

19:00 Dinne