Monday, November 2, 2009

American Academy of Religion Montreal Nov 7-10

Of interest:

Religion in Europe and the Mediterranean World, 500–1650 CE Consultation
Monday - 4:00 pm-6:30 pm
Martha Newman, University of Texas, Presiding
Theme: Monasteries, Madrasahs, and Metivtas: Centers of Religious Learning in Medieval Christianity, Islam, and Judaism

Heather Empey, McGill University
North African “Schools” in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries: Some Pre-Madrasah Institutions of Learning in the Western Mediterranean
Robert Moore, Emory University
Professionalizing the Professorate: Exclusionary Practices in Madrasahs of Mamluk Cairo (1250–1517)

Hartley Lachter, Muhlenberg College
Brotherhoods of Secrecy: Jewish Mystical Fraternities and Esoteric Discourse in Medieval Spain

Rabia Gregory, University of Missouri
Slipping Off the Wedding Ring: Mystical Authority and Women Teachers in Late Medieval Convents

Lehman Marjorie S., Jewish Theological Seminary of America
The Salonikan Jewish Community: Making Curricular Inroads Following the Spanish Expulsion

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