“Historiography of the Perception of Islam through Manuscripts, Korans and their Displacement”

The COST Action “Islamic Legacy: Narratives East, West, South, North of the Mediterranean (1350-1750)” [CA 18129] is launching a call for a workshop entitled “Historiography of the Perception of Islam through Manuscripts, Korans and their Displacement”. The event that we are disseminating is being organised within this project, which as the purpose to provide a transnational and interdisciplinary approach capable of overcoming the segmentation that currently characterizes the study of relations between Christianity and Islam in late medieval and early modern Europe and the Mediterranean. We aim to create a network that will help to provide a comprehensive understanding of past relations between Christianity and Islam in the European context through the addressing of three main research problems: otherness, migration and borders. To know more about the project, please visit our website https://is-le.eu.

The aim of this workshop is to approach the question of the relationship between Christianity and Islam through the study of the production, circulation and uses of Arabic manuscripts, and mainly Korans, in the late medieval and early modern Mediterranean Europe. Our assumption is that the Balkans, Italy and the Iberian Peninsula form an axis of circulation which is especially significant for our understanding of the Mediterranean Sea as a comprehensive space of cultural, political and religious contact.

The Workshop is jointly coordinated with the MINECO Project “Orientalismo y verdad: la influencia de la erudición oriental en el desarrollo del pensamiento crítico en la España Moderna”, (FFI2017-86538-P), IP’s: Fernando Rodríguez Mediano y Mercedes García-Arenal.

Dates: 11 February 2020.

Place: Naples (Italy)

Scientific coordinators: Roberto TOTTOLI ([email protected]) and Fernando RODRÍGUEZ MEDIANO ([email protected])

Deadline for applications: 30th November 2019

For more information please see the attached PDF or visit the link: https://is-le.eu/workshop/historiography-perception-islam-manuscripts-korans-displacement/

Applicants are kindly requested to send their applications to [email protected] and [email protected]