The Medieval Bulhān: An Unrecognized Genre of Illustrated Astrological Books

Oct 15, 2018, 12:00 pm1:15 pm
Free and open to the public.



Event Description

Kristina Richardson is an associate professor of history at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (Princeton AB; Michigan PhD).

She has held research fellowships at the Universities of Munich, Bonn, and Münster. Her first book, Difference and Disability in the Medieval Islamic World: Blighted Bodies (Edinburgh University Press, 2012), examined a generational chain of Arab disabled and able-bodied writers who wrote about disability. With Dr. Boris Liebrenz she has recently completed a study and edition of the notebook of a 16th-century Aleppine weaver. This work will be published with Orient-Institut Beirut in 2019. Additionally, she has published articles on such subjects as blue- and green-eyed people, female slave performers, early modern Syrian manuscripts, and the documentation of a 16th-century Syrian sign alphabet. She is currently completing a monograph about medieval Middle Eastern Gypsy groups.

Light Lunch Served.