Colloquium NWO Project Delicate Relations. Jews and Muslims in Amsterdam and London

Comparative Approaches

20June2017 13:00 - 16:30

Symposium

This comparative, interdisciplinary research project focuses on the delicate relations between Jewish and Muslim groups in London and Amsterdam within their respective local, national and international social and political contexts. The colloquium aims to present and discuss current research results. The programme includes several distinguished guest speakers.

On Tuesday the 20th of June 2017, a colloquium of the NWO research project “Delicate Relations: Jews and Muslims in Amsterdam and London” will be held at the University of Amsterdam. This comparative, interdisciplinary research project focuses on the delicate relations between Jewish and Muslim groups in London and Amsterdam within their respective local, national and international social and political contexts. It aims to deepen our understanding of these relations and the actors and factors which influence them. On the one hand, we find, due to the many similarities between their religious traditions, shared and mutually binding attitudes, concerning, for example, ritual slaughtering and male circumcision, but on the other hand there are issues that divide them and drive a wedge between them, such as alleged anti-Zionistic and anti-Judaic sentiments among Muslims and anti-Islamic ideas among Jews.

This colloquium is an initiative of the NWO-funded research project “Delicate Relations: Jews and Muslims in Amsterdam and London”, carried out at the University of Amsterdam. It aims to present and discuss current research results. The programme includes several distinguished guest speakers.

Programme

13.00-13.15: Opening by Gerard Wiegers and Sipco Vellenga 

13.15-13.35: The influence of the Israel-Palestinian conflicts on Jewish-Muslim Relations in Amsterdam - Suzanne Roggeveen MSc

13.35-13.45: Response by dr. Yulia Egorova (University of Durham)

13.45-14.00: Discussion

14.00-14.20:  Scriptural reasoning and lived religion: A comparative perspective – prof. dr. Gerard Wiegers

14.20-14.30: Response by prof. dr. Judith Frishman (Leiden University)

14.30-14.45: Discussion

14.45-15.15: Coffee/tea break

15.15-15.35: Combatting antisemitism and islamophobia in the Netherlands and the UK: Jewish and Muslim initiatives analysed  – dr. Sipco Vellenga (University of Groningen)

15.35-15.45: Response by prof. dr. Maleiha Malik (King’s College, London)

15.45-16.00: Discussion

16.00-16.30: General comments by Stephen Shashoua, followed by a general discussion

16.30: Closing and Drinks

 

Registration

Attendance to the colloquium is free. You are kindly asked  to register, because seating is limited. Please, register via s.loukili@uva.nl

Venue: University Library, Doelenzaal

Published by  Amsterdam School of Historical Studies