The Seminar Series is a weekly lecture and discussion organized by the Near Eastern Studies Department and Program. Prominent scholars, journalists, diplomats and others are invited to to speak on a range of topics relating to the Middle East, North Africa, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and South Asia. Previously called the “Brown Bag Lunch Talks,” the series has been running since the 1970’s. It meets on Mondays at noon while the university is in session. The events are open to the public and usually take place in Jones Hall 202. If an event is Hybrid, the registration link can be found in the announcement for each event on this page.
Conveners 2023-2024: Daniel Sheffield
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Garrett Davidson is Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the College of Charleston. He studies the Islamic scholarly tradition, Arabic manuscript culture, and provenance history. He is author of Carrying on the Tradition: A Social and Intellectual History of Hadith Transmission across a Thousand Years.