6th International Medieval Hebrew Poetry Colloquium (MHPC)
under the Auspices of the European Association of Jewish Studies organized by Dr. Joachim Yeshaya (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) with the support of Prof. Elisabeth Hollender (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) and Prof. Wout Jac. van Bekkum (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen).
After five successful earlier meetings (Oxford 2000, Granada 2002, Aix-en-Provence 2004, Boston 2006, and Groningen 2008), the sixth edition of the International Medieval Hebrew Poetry Colloquium (MHPC) will be held in Bochum, Germany, from 18 July (10 a.m. ) until 20 July (4 p.m.) 2011.
Approximately 20 scholars of medieval Hebrew poetry convene to present their research and to discuss any topic relating to the field of medieval Hebrew poetry, including liturgical poetry. The organizers are particularly curious to hear about new projects and recent research developments. Hoping to stress the unity of the field in all its diversity, the participants of the different sessions are stimulated to present their research on the basis of samples of poetical texts as a tool for analysis and joint discussion.
Certain overarching research topics will be the subject of textual workshops and special debate sessions in the MHPC program, e.g. the centrality of the Spanish contribution to Hebrew poetry, intertextuality issues etc.