Professor Thomas Burman’s scholarly work focuses on the intellectual and religious interactions between Latin Christendom and Arab Islam, especially as these can be seen in the translation and circulation of Arabic works in medieval and Early-Modern Europe. He has published numerous works, including Religious Polemic and the Intellectual History of the Mozarabs, c. 1050-1200 (Leiden, 1994) and Reading the Qur’ân in Latin Christendom, 1140-1560 (Philadelphia, 2007). The latter won the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History from the American Philosophical Society in 2007. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Study of Islamic Societies and Civilizations at Washington University in St. Louis as well as at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, and has given invited lectures at many institutions. Most recently he was a plenary speaker at the 45th Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University.
Friday, September 13, 2013
1.40pm, Keynote address by Thomas Burman