TRADITIONS IN MOTION: THE CIRCULATION OF TEXTS, 1100-1900

Quarrell Room, Exeter College
Thursdays, 2:15pm, followed by tea

Convenors: John-Paul Ghobrial (History) and Joanna Weinberg (Oriental Studies)

Week 1 (19 January)
Stefano Zacchetti (Balliol College, Oxford )
Not what the Buddhists did: Matteo Ricci’s Chinese Translation of Epictetus

Week 2 (26 January)
Alastair Hamilton (American University in Cairo)
Johann Michael Wansleben: an early use of Arabic sources in Ottoman Egypt

Week 3 (2 February)
Ada Rapoport-Albert (University College, London)
Trans-cultural Sectarians: The Messianic Cult of Jacob Frank and His Daughter
in Eighteenth-Century Poland

Week 4 (9 February)
Peter Hill (Christ Church, Oxford)
The First Arabic Translations of Enlightenment Literature: Syrians, Greeks and Franks in Damietta, 1808-1818

Week 5 (16 February)      No Meeting

Week 6 (23 February)
Elliott Horowitz
A Sixteenth-Century Hebrew Catechism by a Convert from Judaism,
and its Use by Modern Missionaries

Week 7 (2 March)
Thomas Roebuck (University of East Anglia)
Thomas Smith (1638-1710) and His Journey to the Levant:
Continuities and Transformations in Oriental Scholarship

Week 8 (9 March)
Krisztina Szilágyi (University of Cambridge)
The Story of ‘Antar in Jewish and Christian Manuscripts

ALL ARE WELCOME

 

This seminar is supported by funding from the Oxford Unit for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
and the Programme in Eastern Mediterranean Studies in the History Faculty.