Goldziher Prize 2014: Winner to be announced on March 5th
A $25,000.00 cash award made possible by the generosity of The William and Mary Greve Foundation for work that contributes significantly to reverence, understanding and collaboration in common moral purposes between Jews and Muslims. Those eligible for the award include scholars, artists and activists.
Named for the great 19th century Jewish Islamicist, Ignac Goldziher, the 2010 award was presented to Mark R. Cohen of Princeton University, and the 2012 award to Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky of the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Rabbi Visotzky will return to Merrimack College on March 5, 2014, to present the Goldziher Lecture on Jewish-Muslim Relations. He will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Cascia Hall on the topic, “From Cairo to Qatar, Oman and Beyond: Jewish-Muslim Dialogue in the U.S. and Internationally.” The lecture is free and open to the public.
The Goldziher Jury is currently deliberating on the winner of the 2014 Goldziher Prize, and the announcement will be made on March 5th.
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Ignac Goldziher “came to be recognized as Europe’s greatest scholar of Islam…(Susannah Heschel),” and “one of the profoundest and most original scholars in Europe…(Journal of the American Oriental Society).”