Leiden-Aramco Lecture on Arabic Language and Culture

On Thursday 8 October 2015, professor Geert Jan van Gelder (University of Oxford) will deliver the Leiden-Aramco Lecture on Arabic Language and Culture entitled “Antidotes and Anecdotes: A Literary History of Medicine from 13th-Century Syria.”

Time: 16.15 hours. Venue: Large Auditorium, Academy Building (Rapenburg 73, Leiden).

This lecture is open to all interested parties. To attend the lecture, registration beforehand is appreciated. To do this, please send an e-mail to lucis@hum.leidenuniv.nl. For more information on this day follow this link.

LUCIS (Leiden University Centre for the study of Islam and Society) organises the Leiden-Aramco Lecture on Arabic Language and Culture to celebrate Leiden’s long and deep tradition in Arabic studies. Previous lectures in this series:

  • Petra Sijpesteijn: “The Wisdom of the Arabs. Four Hundred Years of Cross-Cultural Engagement” (4 February 2013)
  • James Montgomery: “On Hedgehogs, Foxes and Magpies, and Why the World Should Read Classical Arabic Poetry” (12 February 2015)

Wit and Wisdom in Classical Arabic Literature

The three Leiden-Aramco Lectures on Arabic Language and Culture have been compiled into one publication, called “Wit and Wisdom in Classical Arabic Literature“. Those who attend the lecture will receive a free copy of this publication after the lecture.