Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the death of Ignac Goldziher

Date: 15 November
Time: 08:00
Venue:  online

Commemoration of the centenary of the death of Ignác Goldziher

In November 2021, commemorative ceremonies and academic conferences will be held around the world to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of the orientalist Ignác Goldziher on 15 November 1921. Gondziher, a Hungarian orientalist, university professor, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and one of the most influential figures in European Islamic studies to date.

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Israel Academy of Sciences and the Avicenna Institute for Middle East Studies will hold a commemoration and scientific conference on 15 November 2021 to mark the death of the orientalist Ignác Goldziher

Ignác Goldziher was the greatest figure in European Islamic studies, his invaluable correspondence is preserved in the Oriental Collection of the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.


The main patron of the commemoration is Tamás Freund, President of the MTA. The opening of the Keleti Collection's Goldziher Memorial Exhibition and the international commemorative conference on “Reward and Punishment” will also take place. The conference will pay tribute to the work of the renowned scholar and will feature presentations by internationally renowned Israeli, Finnish, Belgian and Hungarian scholars of Islam, presenting their latest research.

The event will be broadcast live on the Hungarian Academy of Sciences’ youtube channel:


Commemoration, conference and exhibition opening at the MTA Headquarters

Date:. 10 am – 1pm 15. november 2021
Language: English és Hungarian


MTA Headquarters, Assembly Hall, 1051 Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 9.
Online broadcasting, on the Hungarian Academy of Sciences’ youtube channel

For the detailed programme please click the below link