Schäfer, Peter; Mark Cohen; Orit Bashkin; Aomar Boum

Opening Session

Video Recording of the opening session of the international conference »Jews in Muslim Majority Countries: History and Prospects« that was held at W. M. Blumenthal Academy from 24 to 26 October 2017. The video comprises the Welcome Speech of Peter Schäfer (Director of the Jewish Museum Berlin), Mark Cohen's (Princeton University) talk on »Jews in the Islamic World during the Middle Ages« (from 0:15:00), Orit Bashkin's (University of Chicago) talk on »The Jew as a Metaphor, Jews and the Arab Nahda« (from 1:11:00) and Aomar Boum's (University of California) talk on »Synagogues, Shrines and Cemeteries: Morocco's Jewish Life in Memory« (from 2:08:48). The panel was chaired by Yasemin Shooman (Jewish Museum Berlin) and Achim Rohde (Philipps-Universität Marburg).

The conference was jointly organized by the Jewish Museum Berlin and the Research Network Re-Configurations. History, Remembrance and Transformation Processes in the Middle East and North Africa of Philipps-Universität Marburg in cooperation with EUME and the Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg.

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