4 2014

Schreiber Family/McMaster Lecture

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

McMaster University Student Centre-CIBC Hall, 3rd floor 1280 Main St W

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McMASTER UNIVERSITY LIBRARY and the DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES Present a lecture in commemoration of the friendship between Ben Meyer and Herb Schreiber CIBC CENTRE (MUSC 3rd floor) – Reception to follow MODERN MYTHS OF MUSLIM ANTISEMITISM ANTISEMITISM is widespread in the Arab world today. Is it rooted in the religion of Islam? Is it a relatively new phenomenon? How does it relate to the Arab/Muslim-Israel/Jewish conflict? Professor Cohen will explore these questions in his lecture. BIO: Mark Cohen, an internationally renowned historian of the Jews in the Muslim world in the Middle Ages, is The Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East, Emeritus, at Princeton University. He is the author of several books, including Under Crescent and Cross: The Jews in the Middle Ages, which has been translated into Arabic, Czech, French, German, Hebrew, Romanian, Russian, and Turkish. He is a contributing editor of the recently published History of Jewish-Muslim Relations from the Origins to the Present Day (Princeton University Press), which has also appeared in French, and he appears in the new documentary film, “Jews and Muslims: Intimate Strangers.” Professor Cohen has taught or lectured in Canada, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Spain, and Sweden. In 2010 he was the first winner of the Goldziher Prize for scholarship promoting better understanding between Jews and Muslims, awarded by Merrimack College’s Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations.