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Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations


Goldziher Prize 2010

Merrimack College's Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations announces the Goldziher Prize for scholarship which contributes significantly to understanding, reverence and common moral purpose between Jews and Muslims.  The prize, a $25,000.00 cash award, made possible by a generous grant from The William & Mary Greve Foundation, is named for the great 19th-century Jewish Islamicist, Ignác Goldziher, “who came to be recognized as Europe's greatest scholar of Islam” (Suzannah Heschel), and “one of the profoundest and most original scholars in Europe...” (Journal of the American Oriental Society). 

Nominations, including self-nomination, accepted until October 1, 2009CE.  Nomination should include reasons for nomination and specifically cite work or works of scholarship.

The Goldziher Prize Committee Jurors are:

Professor Asma Afsaruddin, Professor of Islamic Studies, The University of Notre Dame
The Reverend Richard Cizik, Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation
Dr. Qamar-ul Huda, Scholar of Islam, Religion and Peacemaking Program, United States Institute of Peace
Professor Reuven R. Kimelman, Professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University
Professor Shari Lowin, Professor of Judaism and Islam, Stonehill College
Mr. Joseph V. Montville, Senior Fellow, Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University (Chairman)
Professor Abdulaziz Sachedina, Frances Myers Ball Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

For more information, please contact: 
Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations
Merrimack College
315 Turnpike Street, A-34
North Andover, MA 01845
Phone:  978-837-5428

Goldziher Prize Committee Blog (restricted)