Were Romani Astrologers the 'Missing Links' between Medieval Afro-Asian and European Print Traditions?

Apr 25, 2022, 12:00 pm1:20 pm
Free and open to the public
Event Description

Speaker:  Kristina Richardson, Queens College, City University of New York

Respondent:  Yaacob Dweck, Princeton University

Kristina Richardson is an associate professor of history at Queens College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author of Difference and Disability in the Medieval Islamic World(2012), Roma in the Medieval Islamic World: Literacy, Culture, and Migration (2021), and co-author with Boris Liebrenz of a study and edition of a 16th-century Aleppine weaver's notebook (2021). She is currently writing a book on free and unfree black people in early Islamic Basra. Her work has been supported by the National Endowment of the Humanities, the European Research Council, the Mellon Foundation, and the City University of New York. Professor Richardson also serves as an editor for the journal Der Islam.