"The Long Ninth Century in Arabic-Islamic Knowledge and Culture"
Dritte jährliche Vortragsreihe der Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, organisiert und moderiert von Prof. Dr. Beatrice Gründler
The Long Ninth Century AD was a period of intense cultural activity in the Arabic-Islamic Near East. Under the rule of the Abbasid dynasty, a society emerged that saw itself as cosmopolitan and intellectual, and which was meritocratic to some degree. A cultural successor to Byzantium and Persia, this society imported and developed their heritage, notably Greek philosophy and natural sciences and Persian statecraft, and simultaneously created new scholarly disciplines to investigate its own linguistic, literary, and religious heritage and the contemporary world around it. This unrivaled cultural efflorescence, manifest in a multitude of manuscript books (made of the newly introduced paper) also gives insight about the psychology and self-concepts of individual writers.
26. April 2016, 18:00 Uhr:
Dimitri Gutas, Professor of Arabic and Greco-Arabic, Yale University
31. Mai 2016, 18:00 Uhr
Julia Bray, Laudian Professor of Arabic, University of Oxford
28. Juni 2016, 18:00 Uhr
Geert Jan van Gelder, Research Fellow, Leiden University/Laudian Professor emeritus, University of Oxford
Freie Universität Berlin, Fabeckstr. 23-25, Raum 2.2058, 2. OG