Monday, November 30, 2009


We have the pleasure to announce that a conference on "LATIN INTO
HEBREW: The Transfer of Philosophical, Scientific, and Medical Lore
from Christian to Jewish Cultures in Southern Europe (12th-15th
Centuries)" will be held in Paris on 7 to 9 December 2009.

Conference Organizers: Resianne Fontaine (Univ. of Amsterdam) and Gad
Freudenthal (CNRS, Paris).

Venue :
Université Paris 7
Bâtiment Condorcet
4 rue Elsa Morante
75205 Paris Cedex 13
Access via Rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet
Salle "Mondial" n° 646a (6th floor)


Monday 7 December 2009
09:00 Gathering with coffee
09:15 Opening
Chair: Roshdi Rashed (CNRS, Paris)
Greetings: Pascal Crozet (CNRS, Paris)
09:30-10:00 Gad Freudenthal (CNRS, Paris), Opening Remarks.
Translating from Latin, Translating from Arabic: Some Quantitative Data.
10:00-10:45 Key-Note Lecture: Maurice Kriegel (École des hautes études
en sciences sociales, Paris), Interactions between Jewish and
Christian Intellectuals in the Middle Ages: Constant Attitudes vs.
Geographical and Temporal Variations.
10:45-11:15 Coffee

Session One: Methodological Issues in the Study of Hebrew
Translations from Latin
Chair: Judith Olszowy-Schlanger (École pratique des hautes études,
11:15-12:00 Jean-Pierre Rothschild (CNRS/École pratique des hautes
études, Paris), Traductions révisées et traductions refaites.
12:00-12:45 Cyril Aslanov (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Latin into
Hebrew (via the Vulgar): The Latin-Vulgar Interlingua in the
Pharmaceutical Glosses of Doeg ha-Edomi's Translations (1197-1199).
12.45-13.00 Discussion
13.00-14.30 Lunch

Session Two: Latin into Hebrew in the Context of Religious Controversies
Chair: Resianne Fontaine (University of Amsterdam)
14:30-15:15 Daniel Lasker (Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva), Latin
into Hebrew in the Medieval Jewish-Christian Debate.
15:15-16:00 Philippe Bobichon (CNRS, Paris), Citations latines de la
tradition chrétienne dans la littérature hébraïque de controverse avec
le christianisme: XIIe -XVe siècles.
16:00-16:30 Coffee
16:30-17:15 Tamas Visi (Palacky University, Olomouc), A Collection of
Latin Quotations from Christian Texts in Hebrew Transliteration and
17:15-18:00 Alexander Fidora, (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
and Mauro Zonta (Università degli studi di Roma la Sapienza), Vincent
Ferrer's Treatise on the Universal in Latin and in Hebrew.
18:00-18:15 Discussion

Tuesday 8 December 2009
Session Three: Latin into Hebrew in Medical Contexts (I)
Chair: Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of
Medicine at University College London)
9:30-10.15 Reimund Leicht (Hebrew University of Jerusalem),
Iatromathematics and the Study of Medicine among Jews in Medieval
Christian Europe: Latin Texts in Hebrew Garb.
10:15-11.00 Juliette Sibon (University of Albi), Cooperation between
Christian and Jewish Physicians in Marseilles in the Late 14th
Century: The Case of Master Raymond Pibarot and Master Abraham
Bondavin of Avignon.

11:00-11:30 Coffee

11:30-12.15 Na'ama Cohen-Hanegbi (Hebrew University of Jerusalem),
Juan de Aviñon's Translation of Lilium medicine.
12:15- 12:30 Discussion

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Session Four Latin into Hebrew in Medical Contexts (II)
Chair: Danielle Jacquart (École pratique des hautes études, Paris)

14:00-14:45 Danièle Iancu-Agou (CNRS, Montpellier), La pratique du
latin chez les médecins juifs et néophytes de Provence médiévale.
14:45-15:30 Katelyn Mesler (Northwestern University, Chicago), Jewish
Translators, Christian Charms, and the Limits of Faithful Translation
in Medieval Europe.
15:30-15:45 Discussion
15:45- 16:15 Coffee

Session Five: Fifteenth-Century Hebrew Scholasticism
Chair: Alexander Fidora (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
16:15-17:00 Mauro Zonta (Università degli studi di Roma la Sapienza),
The Aragonese Circle of "Jewish Scholastics" and Its Relationship to
Local Christian Scholarship.
17:00-17:45 Charles H. Manekin (University of Maryland), Hebrew
Scholastic Logic in Fifteenth-Century Spain.
17:45-18:00 Discussion

Wednesday 9 December 2009
Session Six: Latin-into-Hebrew Transfer of Scientific & Philosophical
Knowledge (I)
Chair: Reimund Leicht (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
9:30-10.15 Resianne Fontaine (University of Amsterdam), An anonymous
Latin-into-Hebrew Translation of an Anonymous Meteorological Text.
10:15-11:00 Yossef Schwartz (Tel-Aviv University), Arabic into Latin,
Latin into Hebrew: The Reception of Avicennian Psychology in European
Latin and Hebrew Philosophy.
11:00-11:30 Coffee
11:30-12:15 Tony Lévy (CNRS, Paris), Les Éléments d'Euclide en hébreu:
les sources latines.
12:15-13:00 Carsten Wilke (Central European University, Budapest),
Albertus the Naturalist in Judah Romano's Hebrew Translations.
13:00-13:15 Discussion
13:15-14:45 Lunch

Session Seven: Latin-into-Hebrew Transfer of Scientific &
Philosophical Knowledge (II)
Chair: Saverio Campanini (CNRS, Paris)
14:45-15:30 Gabriele Mancuso (Università dell'Insubria, Como), Hebrew
Science in Early Medieval Southern Italy: Greco-Latin Astrological
Lore in Hebrew Garb.
15:30-16:15 Tovi Bibring (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan), The
Fabulous Fabulist: Berekhya Ben Natronai Hanaqdan and the Mishley
16:15-16:30 Discussion
16:30-17:00 Coffee

Session Eight: Historiographical Issues - A Moritz Steinschneider
Memorial Lecture
Chair: Giuseppe Veltri (University of Halle-Wittenberg)
17:00-17:45 Irene Zwiep (University of Amsterdam), Christianity,
Middle Ages and the Latin-Hebrew Tradition in the Wissenschaft des
Judentums and Beyond.

17:45-18:15 Discussion & Concluding Discussion


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