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Islamic Economic Thought in the Age of the Spice Trade
Mon, Jan 30, 2023, 12:00 pm1:20 pm

Joel Blecher is Associate Professor of History at The George Washington University and the author of Said the Prophet of God: Hadith Commentary Across a Millennium. His work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress,…

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202 Jones Hall, Princeton University

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The Postwar Avicenna: Islamic Philosophy Meets the Crisis of Humanism
Mon, Feb 6, 2023, 12:00 pm1:20 pm

Angela Giordani is a historian of the modern Arab world and broader Middle East with expertise in intellectual and cultural history; reception and translation studies; Islamic revivalism; decolonization; Arabophone critical theory; and the global historiography of Islam. Her present research is primarily concerned with the reinvention…

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202 Jones Hall, Princeton University

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Early ʿAbbāsid Slavery and Networks Across Frontiers
Mon, Feb 13, 2023, 12:00 pm1:20 pm

Matthew Delvaux is a Lecturer in History and a Cotsen Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Princeton University. He brings interdisciplinary approaches to the study of marginalized peoples and interregional connections, challenging received narratives of the post-Roman world. He is particularly interested in problems of materiality,…

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202 Jones Hall, Princeton University

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Sex, Society, Democracy: The Modern Middle East in Global Intellectual History
Mon, Feb 20, 2023, 12:00 pm1:20 pm

Susanna Ferguson is Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies at Smith College, where she writes and teaches on the history of gender, sexuality, and political thought in the modern Arab world. She's currently finishing up a book manuscript called "Formative Years: Gender, Childrearing, and Democracy in the Arab East," and…

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202 Jones Hall, Princeton University

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"Our Cruel Polish Brothers": Moroccan Jews between Casablanca and Wadi Salib, 1956-9
Mon, Feb 27, 2023, 12:00 pm1:20 pm

Shay Hazkani is an Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of Dear Palestine: A Social History of the 1948 War (Stanford University Press, 2021), recipient of the Korenblat Book Award. He is also the co-creator of The Soldier’s Opinion,…

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202 Jones Hall, Princeton University

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Reading Race in Medieval Arab-Islamic Literatures
Mon, Mar 6, 2023, 12:00 pm1:20 pm

Rachel Schine is an assistant professor of Arabic and religious studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her work focuses on histories of representation in premodern Arabic literatures, with attention to dynamics of race and racialization, gender, class, and kinship. Her current book project analyzes the roles of Black Muslim…

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202 Jones Hall, Princeton University

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Palestinian Atlal
Mon, Mar 20, 2023, 12:00 pm1:20 pm

Robyn Creswell is an Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and author of City of Beginnings: Poetic Modernism in Beirut. He is the translator of Iman's Mersal's The Threshold (FSG, 2022) and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books.

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202 Jones Hall, Princeton University

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In the Shade of the Sunna: Salafi Piety in the Twentieth-Century Middle East
Mon, Mar 27, 2023, 12:00 pm1:20 pm

Aaron Rock-Singer is a historian of the modern Middle East, with a research focus on 20th century Islamic movements and states. He received his BA at the University of Pennsylvania, his M.Phil at Oxford and his Ph.D in Princeton’s Department of Near Eastern Studies.  In his first book, Practicing Islam in Egypt: Print Media…

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202 Jones Hall, Princeton University

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The Social Life of Manuscripts and the Study of Arabic Literature
Mon, Apr 3, 2023, 12:00 pm1:20 pm

Matthew L. Keegan is the Moinian Assistant Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures at Barnard College of Columbia University. His research focuses on the intersections of Arabic literature and Islamic thought in the pre-modern world, with a particular interest in the receptions of and commentary tradition on the Maqāmāt of al-Ḥarīrī…

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202 Jones Hall, Princeton University

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Making Manuscripts Accessible: Preserving, Describing, and Digitizing Princeton's al-Madani Library
Mon, Apr 10, 2023, 12:00 pm1:20 pm

Deborah Schlein is the Near Eastern Studies Librarian at Princeton University Library. She received her PhD in 2019 from Princeton's Near Eastern Studies department, where she wrote her dissertation on the history of Yunani medicine in Mughal and colonial India. As Near Eastern Studies librarian at Princeton, Deborah works closely with&nbsp…

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202 Jones Hall, Princeton University

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Is Marriage Really Like a Sale? An Exercise in Reading Furūʿ
Mon, Apr 17, 2023, 12:00 pm1:20 pm

Marion Holmes Katz is a Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. Her research revolves around issues of Islamic law, gender, and ritual. Her publications include Body of Text: The Emergence of the Sunni Law of Ritual Purity (2002), The Birth of the…

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Jones 202, Princeton University

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"Political Islam in Egypt and its Opposition: The Political Theology of the Muslim Brotherhood"
Mon, Apr 24, 2023, 12:00 pm1:20 pm

Sarah Eltantawi is a scholar of contemporary Islam. She is Associate Professor of Theology at Fordham University (Modern Islam) and the author if Shar'ah on Trial, Northern Nigeria's Islamic Revolution, a study of the career of the stoning punishment in Islam centered on the infamous case of Amina Lawal in Northern…

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Jones 202, Princeton University

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