Each year, the Centre hosts a lecture in memory of Professor Edward Ullendorff (1920-2011), FBA and a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies until his death. Professor Ullendorff was a leading specialist of Semitic linguistics with particular emphasis on the languages of Ethiopia. This series of annual lectures held in his memory hosts distinguished linguists, philologists, and literary historians working on Hebrew and Semitic languages.
The 2021 lecture is the fifth in this series and took place on 2 March. Professor Dr Ronny Vollandt of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität spoke on “Saʿadia Gaon’s Arabic Translation of the Tora and Its Readers.” Please find the recording below.