Dealing with Images and Prohibition of Images in Judaism and Islam
Symposium as Part of the Jewish-Islamic Forum
16 May 2014
Program surrounding the special exhibition "The Creation of the World. Illustrated Manuscripts from the Braginsky Collection"
16 May 2014, 10 am - 5 pm
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Are images prohibited in Judaism and Islam? The symposium explores the question of how images have been handled in different eras, regions, and religious currents in Judaism and Islam, how image bans have been theologically justified and what alternative art forms, such as calligraphy, have formed as a result.
Speakers include Emile Schrijver (curator of the exhibition "The Creation of the World"), Silvia Naef (Professor for Arab Cultural History, University of Geneva), Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek (Judaist and curator, Vienna), Doris Behrens-Abouseif (Professor for Islamic Art, University of London) and Frederek Musall (Professor for Jewish Philosophy, College of Jewish Studies, Heidelberg).
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