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An introduction to the world of Moses Maimonides and the culture of tolerance in Arabic Spain
18 November 2012

Program of the Jewish Museum Berlin Academy

Portrait Moses Maimonides

Moses Maimonides, sticker from the "Great Minds" series, Israel 2000
© Hotzaat Arieh

The quote of the philosopher, legal scholar, and physician Moses Maimonides will guide and inspire the future work of the academy.
In short talks, international scientists provide a glimpse into the culture of tolerance between Jews, Muslims, and Christians in medieval Spain, the Jewish and Arab philosophy of time, and their interactions as well as Moses Maimonides’ legacy for our time.

A keynote speech by Daniel Libeskind and contributions by Sari Nusseibeh, Sarah Stroumsa, María Rosa Menocal (tbc), George Y. Kohler, Yitzhak Melamed, Lukas Muehlethaler and Claudia Roden.
Moderator: Peter Adamson


18 November 2012, 10.30 am-6 pm


Old Building, second level, Great Hall


10 euros, reduced rate 8 euros




Julia Jürgens
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 353
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 330

A cooperation with the Research Unit Intellectual History of the Islamicate World at the Free University of Berlin and Studio Daniel Libeskind, with the generous support of the Center for International Cooperation at the Free University of Berlin.

Online registration (in German) is available for the colloquium.

The colloquium program can be downloaded here (pdf-file in German).

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