Lost and Found in Translation: Obadiah Sforno and his World

Conference Venue:

Hamburg University, Project Sforno, Room 5060.
Schlueterstraße 51
20146 Hamburg

18-19 January 2017

Topic Areas

10.00 am Registration

10.30 am
Greetings Giuseppe Veltri

10.45 am Opening remark and Presentation:
Florian Dunklau: Project Sforno

11.45 am Introductory lecture:
Giuseppe Veltri / Giada Coppola: Lost in Translation

2.30 pm PANEL 1: Obadiah Sforno’s Environment - Chair: Florian Dunklau
Saverio Campanini: Roman Holiday. Conjectures on Johannes Reuchlin as a Pupil of Obadiah Sforno
Andrew Berns: Sforno on Wealth, Work and Charity

4.30 pm WORKSHOP: Giada Coppola, Daniel Davies, Florian Dunklau, Michael Engel, Giuseppe Veltri


9.00 am PANEL 2: Self-translating and philosophy, chair: Daniel Davies
Michael Engel / Giovanni Licata: The De Substantia Orbis within the Jewish Philosophical Tradition: Narboni, Del Medigo & Sforno
Symon Foren: “A fourth kind of being”: The Legacy of Averroes in : Obadiah Sforno’s Theory of the Intellect

11.00 am PANEL 3: Philosophy and Exegesis, chair: Giuseppe Veltri
Mauro Zonta: The quaestio disputata in Judah Messer Leon (1475) and Obadiah Sforno (1537): similarities and differences
Rav. Joseph Levi: Sforno’s Perception of Human Potential Knowledge and Moral Responsibility of Both Gentiles and Jews
Rav. Moshé Kravetz: The footprints and influence of Or ´Ammim in Sforno’s exegetic works

13.00 pm CONCLUSION / FINAL DISCUSSION Giuseppe Veltri / Saverio Campanini


For further information see here.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 to Thursday, January 19, 2017