Upcoming Events

Burn after Reading! Christian Arab Merchant Letters of the Eastern Mediterranean around 1800

Mon, Sep 20, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm

Speaker: Boris Liebrenz, Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Leipzig
Respondent: Jessica Goldberg, UCLA

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Epistolary Spaces and Sacred Networks: A Reappraisal of the Ahrari Naqshbandi Tariqa

Mon, Sep 27, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm

Speaker: Gibran Siddiqui, Princeton University
Respondent: Scott Levi, Ohio State University

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The Tatars of the Sudan: Comparative Ethnography in Medieval Islamic Texts

Mon, Oct 4, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm

Speaker: Hannah Barker, Arizona State University
Respondent: Kristina Richardson, CUNY

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Everyone Loves a Good Pirate Tale: On the “Discovery” of a Seventeenth-Century Yemeni Coin in Rhode Island

Mon, Oct 11, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm

Speaker: Nancy Um, Binghamton University
Respondent: Roxani Margariti, Emory University

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The “Qarmathian” Qur’an: From the Mausoleum to the Museum

Mon, Oct 25, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm

Speaker: Alya Karame, American University of Beirut
Respondent: Umberto Bongianino, Oxford University

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Patterns of Institutional and Elite Transformation in Early Modern Yemen (15th - 17th Centuries)

Mon, Nov 1, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm

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The Rhythm of Shafts: Thoughts on Pattern Notations for Lampas Weaves in the Medieval Islamic World

Mon, Nov 8, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm

Corinne Mühlemann is a Marie Skłodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, at the Centre for Textile Research. In her current research, she focuses on the pattern notation systems of complex weaves, the transfer of craft knowledge between Baghdad and the Iberian Peninsula as well as the status of textile...

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Book launch: Four Central Asian Shrines: A Socio-Political History of Architecture

Mon, Nov 15, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm

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Barley, Wheat, and Ex-Communication: A Study of Judeo-Persian Correspondence from Eleventh-Century Bamiyan

Mon, Nov 22, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm

Speaker: Ofir Haim

Respondent: Eve Krakowski or Marina Rustow

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The Comrades of the Ship: Quranic Narrative and Early Muslim Accounts of Women Emigres to Abyssinia

Mon, Nov 29, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm

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Does the Reader Make the Book? The Reception of Ibn Ṭūlūn’s Autograph Manuscripts (16th-20th Centuries)

Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm

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