The Alway Symposium 2020

The Alway Symposium 2020

The Alway Symposium 2020


22 - 23

The Alway Symposium 2020

Date: Mar 22 - Mar 23, 2020, Time: 8 am - 5 pm

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March 22-23, St. Michael's will host the 2020 Alway Symposium. "Sacred Book and Sacred Page in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Traditions" will feature talks, student panels, and a keynote address at the Jackman Humanities Institute co-sponsored by the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies by Judith Olszowy-Schlanger of Oxford University. A full schedule can be found below. Please register here.

Symposium Schedule – Fr. Madden Hall, Carr Hall, University of St. Michael’s College

Sunday, March 22

6:00 p.m. Registration


6:30-8:00 p.m. Plenary Address

“Threading, Folding, Binding across Traditions: Towards a Genealogy of Manuscript Materiality”

Kristine Rose-Beers, Chester Beatty Library


8:00-9:00 p.m. Reception

Monday, March 23 

8:30 a.m. Registration & Light Refreshments


9:00-10:30 a.m. Plenary Address

“From Page to Image: Christian and Muslim Visual Cultures in the Medieval East Mediterranean”

Ruba Kana’an, University of Toronto, Mississauga


10:30-11:00 a.m. Break


11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. “Medieval Manuscripts and Interreligious Understanding”

Student Panel


12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch


1:30-3:00 p.m. Plenary Address

“Sacred Page, Sacred Monument: Learning from the Taj Mahal for our Multireligious Societies”

Michael Calabria, OFM, Saint Bonaventure University


3:00-3:15 p.m. Closing Remarks


3:15-4:00 p.m. Break & Transition to Jackman Humanities Building


4:00-6:00 p.m. Keynote Address – Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100

Co-sponsored by the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies

“A Culture of Refinement: Jewish and Muslim Calligraphy in Dialogue”

Judith Olszowy-Schlanger, University of Oxford


Event Details

Date: Mar 22 - Mar 23, 2020

Time: 8 am - 5 pm

Event Category: Faculty of Theology, General, PIMS, Theology

Event Tags: Alway Symposium, Symposium


Name: Office of the Principal, Faculty of Theology, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

Phone: 416.926.7148, 416.926.7142



Carr Hall,

100 St. Joseph Street

Toronto, Ontario Canada