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).
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A digital copy of Rediscovering the Islamic classics : how editors and print culture transformed an intellectual tradition is available for PU ID holders here: https://catalog.princeton.edu/catalog/11778717