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OIB-COSIMENA Research Colloquium II on Knowledge Transfer

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The DAAD Regional Office Cairo invites you to attend the public lectures under the first cluster of “OIB-COSIMENA Research Colloquium II” organised within the framework of the DAAD project “Clusters of Scientific Innovation in the Middle East and North Africa” (COSIMENA), and in cooperation with the Orient Institut Beirut (OIB). The target group of the event are Researchers and scientists working in all science fields and the general public.

In the first joint colloquium in 2023-2024, the research focus was on new approaches to religious ethics, which was divided into three sections (gender, environmental and biomedical ethics). The 12 lectures were held by Egyptian and German scholars. Attention was paid to the plurality of perspectives: man – woman, Muslim – Christian, Sunni – Shiite, and Catholic – Orthodox – Evangelical. The contributions of the 12 scholars will be published in an anthology in autumn 2024. The success of the colloquium was confirmed by various indicators, in particular the great interest of the audience and the interest of the carefully selected speakers in taking part.

The OIB (Cairo Office) is organizing a new series in cooperation with the DAAD Regional Office Cairo in the period between June 2024 – April 2025 on a new topic, namely “Knowledge transfer, its history and its future in the age of digital humanities” or briefly “Knowledge transfer between history and innovation”. In the new series, the topic will also be treated in an interdisciplinary manner from different perspectives, namely history, religious studies, sociology, modernity and computer science. This time also, there will be three clusters of 4 lectures each. The first cluster addresses the question of what knowledge transfer is. The second focuses on the questions of how, why and by whom. The final cluster will address modern times.

First Public Lecture: Knowledge Transfer and Culture Transfer in the Mamluk Period (1250 – 1517)

Biography of the Speaker

© Albrecht Fuess

Prof. Dr. Albrecht Fuess studied History and Islamic Studies at Cologne University and Cairo University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Cologne in 2000 with a dissertation on the history of the Syro-Palestanian coast in Mamluk times (1250-1517). Since 2010 he has been a Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Marburg.

Registration Link: https://www.daad.de/surveys/199876?lang=en

Deadline for Registration: 12 June 2024

Key information

Date: 13 June 2024

Time: from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (CLT)

Location: DAAD Regional Office Cairo (11- El-Saleh Ayoub Street, Zamalek, Cairo)

This public lecture aims to shed light on the following perspectives

  • Exploring the aspects of knowledge transfer in the Mamluk period
  • Describing the processes of (knowledge) transfer and (personal) mobility
  • Showcasing the mobility situation in the pre-modern period of Egypt and beyond

Second Public Lecture: Women and the Transmission of Knowledge in pre-modern Islamic Societies: Muftis, Muhadithat and Faqihat

Biography of the Speaker

Dr Hoda El-Saadi is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and a co-founder of the Woman and memory forum. She received both her BA and MA from the American University in Cairo and her PhD from Cairo University in Islamic History. She has a wide variety of teaching experiences at both national and international Universities and through participating in graduate educational workshops at different national universities. El Saadi developed an interest in gender issues in the Islamic tradition. The objective of her research is to empower women by making available historical information that demonstrates women’s involvement in public life. She believes that social and cultural issues should be studied in relation to larger issues such as Islamic law, Islamic civilization, and the changing social political, and economic structures. There is an urgent need to study Islamic law in order to understand the development of the social practices and to find out how Islamic law and local practices shaped Islamic societies. This made her join the Islamic studies program at AUC, and earn a diploma in the field.

Registration Link: https://www.daad.de/surveys/616895?lang=en

Deadline for Registration: 23 June 2024

Key information

Date: 26 June 2024

Time: from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (CLT)

Location: DAAD Regional Office Cairo (11- El-Saleh Ayoub Street, Zamalek, Cairo)

This public lecture aims to shed light on the following perspectives

  • Exploring the ways of knowledge transfer by women in pre-modern Islamic societies
  • Describing the active historical presence of women in fields of theology and religious sciences
  • The role of women as Muslim agents  in pre-modern Islamic societies

Third Public Lecture: To be announced

Fourth Public Lecture: To be announced

Additional Information

After your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with all the necessary information 3 days before the event.

For further information about the COSIMENA project and to subscribe to the COSIMENA network, please visit: https://www.daad.eg/en/about-us/cosimena/

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at: cosimena@daadcairo.org

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