Islamic Studies Lecture Series

2016-2017

Robert Wisnovsky (McGill University)

"Abduh and the Avicennian synthesis"

2 February, 6:00pm, Location: CCAS Boardroom (ICC 241)

Sabine Schmidtke (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)

"Preserving, Democratizing, and Studying the World Heritage of Islamic Manuscripts: The Zaydi Manuscript Tradition"

1 March, 6:00pm, Location: CCAS Boardroom (ICC 241)

 

Fouad Ben Ahmad (Dar el-Hadith el-Hassania, Rabat)

“The Arabic Reception of Averroes in Muslim Spain. New Findings in Ibn Ṭumlūs's Book of Logic”

5 October, 6:00pm, Location: CCAS Boardroom (ICC 241)

A. Kevin Reinhart (Dartmouth College)

“What to think about before we think about (Islamic) ritual”

9 November, 6:00pm, Location: CCAS Boardroom (ICC 241)


2015-2016

Series Flyer

Ahmed El Shamsy (University of Chicago)

“The Epistemology of the Miraculous”

30 September, 6:00pm, Location: ICC 450

Ahmed Ibrahim (McGill University)

“Child Custody in Islamic and International Law of the 17th to 19th Centuries: A Comparative Legal Approach”
28 October, 6:00pm, Location: CCAS Conference Room, ICC 241

Dimitri Gutas (Yale University)

"The History of Science up to Avicenna and the Intentions of the Philosophers after him"
3 February, 6:00pm, Location: CCAS Conference Room, ICC 241

Maria Mavroudi (University of Berkeley)

"Greek philosophical texts at the court of Mehmed the Conqueror"
16 March, 6:00pm, Location: CCAS Conference Room, ICC 241

Asad Ahmed (UC Berkeley)

"Patronage, Sectarianism, and the History of Rationalism in Post-Classical Islam"
13 April, 6:00pm, Location: CCAS Conference Room, ICC 241

2014-2015

Series Flyer

Nadja Germann (University of Freiburg)
"Words and their Meaning: The Problem of Signification (waḍʿ) in Early Islamic Thought"
15 October, 6:00pm, Location: CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241

Thérèse-Anne Druart (Catholic University, DC)
“Why music matters for language and interpretation: al-Fārābī”
19 November, 6:00pm, Location ICC 450

Suleiman Mourad (Smith College)
“Why do we need Tafsīr? The Muʿtazila Perspective”
21 January, 6:00pm, Location: CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241

Nicolai Sinai (Unversity of Oxford)
“Interpreting the Medinan Qur’ān”
11 February, 6:00pm, Location: CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241

Alexander Key (Stanford University)
“Thinking about maʿnā after Richard Frank”
18 March, 6:00pm, Location: CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241

Joseph Lowry (University of Pennsylvania)
"Law and the Fulfillment of the Law in the Qur'an."
1 April, 6:00pm, Location:CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241

Rumee Ahmed (University of British Columbia, Canada)
“Shari’a 2.0: Islamic Systematics and the Science of Islamic Legal Reform”
22 April, 6:00pm, Location: CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241


2013-2014

Ovamir Anjum (University of Toledo)
"Ibn Taymiyya and the Islamic State"
12 September, 5:30pm, Location: CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241

Charles Butterworth (University of Maryland)
“Alfarabi on Politics and Legislators as opposed to Lawgivers”
3 October, 5:30pm, Location: Mortara Conference Room 

Michaelle Browers (Wake Forest University)
"Democratic Citizenship and National Identity in Contemporary Arab Political Thought"
14 November, 5:30pm, Location: ICC 462


2012-2013

Fall 2012 - From Late Antiquity to Early Islam

Jack Tannous (Princeton University)
"What difference did Islam make? Christians, Muslims, and the End of the Ancient World"
26 September, 6:00pm, Location: CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241

Robert Hoyland (ISAW, New York University)
"Arab Conquests or Islamic Conquests?"
24 October, 6:00pm, Location: CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241

Nancy Khalek (Brown University)
"John the Baptist in Medieval Damascus"
7 November, 6:00pm, Location: CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241

Antoine Borrut (University of Maryland)
"Memory and Power in Early Islamic Syria"
28 November, 6:00pm, Location: Mortara Center

Spring 2013 - Qur'anic Studies in memory of Barbara Stowasser

Karen Bauer (Institute for Ismaili Studies)
"Who does the Housework? Interpretations of the Qur?anic Ethics and Etiquette of Marriage"
30 January, 6:00pm, Location: CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241

Shahab Ahmed (Harvard University)
"The Problem of the Satanic Verses and the Formation of Islamic Orthodoxy"
27 February, 6:00pm, Location: CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241

Ayesha Chaudhry (The University of British Columbia)
"An Issue of Cosmological Proportions: Constructing Gender in Pre-Modern and Modern Tafsir"
20 March, 6:00pm, Location: CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241


2011-2012

David Powers (Cornell University)
The Making of the Last Prophet
15 September, 6:00pm, Location: CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241

Baber Johansen (Harvard University)
The limits of change and contingency in the history of Muslim Law 
6 October, 6:00 pm, Location: ICC 462

Wadad Kadi (University of Chicago)
Security Positions Under the Umayyads
3 November, 6:00pm, Location: Mortara Building

Walid Saleh (University of Toronto)
Tafsir Studies and the Study of the Past
26 January, 6:00pm, Location: Mortara Building

Frank Griffel (Yale University)
Deism in Islam? The Context of al-Ghazali's Condemnation of the Position that God Doesn't Know Individuals
16 February, 6:00 pm, Location: CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241

Louise Marlow (Wellesley University)
Between Wisdom and Philosophy: Exemplary Texts in a Tenth-Century Mirror for Princes
15 March, 6:00pm, Location: CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241
**Recommended reading for this talk.


2010-2011

Michael Cook (Princeton University)
An Early Text of an Epistle of Muhammad b. ‘Abd al-Wahhab
4 November, 2010

Fred Donner (University of Chicago)
How Muhammad’s Movement Became Islam: The Qur’anicization of Early Islamic Political Terminology
24 February, 2011

Jonathan Brockopp (Pennsylvania State University)
The Lost Manuscripts of Egypt: Reconstructing the Earliest School of Islamic Law
17 March, 2011

Wilferd Madelung (Oxford University)
Social Legislation in Sûrat al-Ahzâb
14 April, 2011