Maimonides Lectures

Mosche ben Maimon. Bild: Wikimedia/CC

Die “Maimonides Lectures” consider the reciprocal relations between religions and the arts and humanities. In the spirit of the philosopher, doctor and scholar Moshe ben Maimon (Córdoba, 1135 – Cairo, 1204) the “Maimonides Lectures” examine Jewish, Islamic and Christian traditions.

The series is a joint venture by the OeAW and the following Abrahamic religious communities: the Old Catholic Church, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg and Helvetic Confessions, the Evangelical Methodist Church, the Greek Orthodox Church, the Islamic Community of Austria (Islamische Glaubensgemeinschaft Österrreichs), the Jewish Community of Vienna, the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Roman Catholic Church, the Romanian Orthodox Church, the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Syrian Orthodox Church. The series is also supported by the “Popter homines” Foundation and the Benedictine monastery of Admont.

Scientific conception: f.m. Hans-Dieter Klein and f.m. Patrizia Giampieri-Deutsch


4th. Symposium:
4–5 November 2015
Mental Health: A Dialogue between Clinical Sciences and Faith
Ceremonial address:
H. Shmuel Erlich
(Israel Psychoanalytic Society, The Hebrew University Jerusalem, IL)
Will two walk together, except they have agreed? On the encounter between psychoanalysis and religion

3rd. Symposium
25–26 Februar 2015
The Humanities and Revelation
Ceremonial address:
Hans-Dieter Klein
(University of Vienna)
Science and Revelation


2nd. Symposium
26–27 November 2014
Justice: Religion and Education
Ceremonial address:
Inci Dirim
(University of Vienna)
Racism and Educational Justice


1st. Symposium
19–20 February 2014
The Humanities:  Heritage and Current Challenges
Ceremonial address:
Vittorio Hösle
(Notre Dame University)
What are and why do we do the Humanities?