Interactive Histories, Co-Produced Communities: Judaism, Christianity, Islam

Our goal is to provide the foundations of a new history of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as co-produced communities, a history that makes clear the many different ideas and ideals that each of these communities has formed, and continues to form, by interacting with or imagining the others.

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Reine Pédauque: A now-lost Statuary Tradition as a Case of Religious Co-Production

Reine Pédauque: A now-lost Statuary Tradition as a Case of Religious Co-Production

"Reine Pédauque" refers to a type of statue of a royal woman with webbed feet found in some 12th-century French churches, all of which are now lost. The mystery of the origins and significance of these statues has piqued scholarly interest since the 18th century and is one example of the strange fruits of religious co-production.

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Event: Online seminar

Online Seminar with Johannes Heil: "How Jews became Jeromes - The Literature of Pre-rabbinic Western Jews (300-600?) and its Christian adaption (700?-1300)"

October 16, 2023, 9-11pm EST // 3-5 pm CEST Zoom

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Event: Open zoom seminar

Online Seminar with Dina el Omari

December 18, 2023, 9-11am EST // 3-5pm CET Zoom

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Who we are

The project is coordinated by Katharina Heyden, Professor for Ancient History of Christianity and Interreligious Encounters at the University of Bern (Switzerland), and David Nirenberg, Director and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (U.S.), and includes a network of collaborators across North America, Europe, and the Middle East.

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Should you wish to explore possibilities for collaboration with us, please be in touch!

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