El Shamsy

Topic: NES Seminar Series #7 "Print and the Arabo-Islamic Renaissance"

Speaker: Ahmed El Shamsy, The University of Chicago

Respondent: Anthony Grafton, Princeton University

Ahmed El Shamsy is an associate professor of Islamic Thought in the department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. He studies the intellectual history of Islam, focusing on the evolution of the classical Islamic disciplines and scholarly culture within their broader historical context. He is the author of The Canonization of Islamic Law: A Social and Intellectual History (2013) and Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition (2020).

Monday, October 19, 2020