Colloquia and Conferences

2018-2019

Divination, Astrology, and Prophecy
“Miraculous Epistemologies in Islamic Alexander Legends”

Featuring Professor Anna A. Akasoy (Hunter College and Graduate Center, CUNY)

Hosted by the Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University

When: November 13, 2018, 3:00 pm

Where: New North 204

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2017-2018

Demonstration, Experience, and Science in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

When: April 19, 2018, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Where: Baker Scholars Room, Regent’s Hall, 5th floor
Speakers: Jean De Groot (The Catholic University of America), Ricardo Strobino (Tufts University), Jon McGinnis (University of Missouri, Saint-Louis), Gloria Frost (University of Saint-Thomas in St.Paul)
Organizers: David Bronstein, Emma Gannagé, Neil Lewis

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Co-organized by the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies and the Department of Philosophy, Center for Medieval Philosophy at Georgetown University

For information, contact the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University (202-687-2735 or arabic@georgetown.edu) or the the Department of Philosophy at Georgetown University (202-687-7487 or philosophy@georgetown.edu)

In Pursuit of prose poem: A Colloquium in Response to Sayed Elsisi’s Mā Baʿda Qaṣīdaṭ al-Nathr (After the Prose Poem)

Sayyid Elsisi, University of Maryland, College Park
Suzanne Stetkevych, Georgetown University
Huda J. Fakhreddine, University of Pennsylvania
Nazem Elsayed, Lebanese Poet
Mohammad Alahmad, Georgetown University
Clarissa Burt, The United States Naval Academy
Hatem Alzahrani, Georgetown University

When: 1-5 pm, Friday November 10, 2017
Where: ICC 450

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“Byzantium, the Arabs, and the Rise of Islam” gathers leading scholars to explore areas that interested the late Irfan Shahîd. Within the broad framework of the relations between Byzantium and its Arab neighbors, speakers investigate a wide array of sources, from epigraphic and archaeological materials to the canon of Arabic poetry. Topics include the religion of the pre-Islamic nomads of Arabia, the Christian presence in the Arabian Peninsula and the Levant, and the possible pre-Islamic Arabic translation of the Bible.

When: October 13, 2017
Where: Georgetown University and Dumbarton Oaks
         9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Georgetown University, CCAS Boardroom (ICC 241)
         2:00–5:15 p.m. Dumbarton Oaks, The Oak Room 1700 Wisconsin Avenue NW
         5:15–6:00 p.m. Reception in the Oak Room

Speakers: Ahmad Al-Jallad (Leiden University), Nadia Maria El Cheikh (American University of Beirut), Sidney Griffith (The Catholic University of America), Robert Hoyland (New York University), Walter Kaegi (University of Chicago), Maria Mavroudi (University of California, Berkeley), Jack Tannous (Princeton University), Alan G. Walmsley (Macquarie University/Dumbarton Oaks)
Organizer: Emma Gannagé, Georgetown University

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Registration Required:Dumbarton Oaks Registration

Co-organized by the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University and Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Cosponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Medieval Studies Program at Georgetown University

For information, contact the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University (202-687-2735 or arabic@georgetown.edu) or Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection (202-749-8269 or events@doaks.org).


2016-2017

First Millennium Network

Apocalypse and Eschatology in the First Millennium
When: Friday April 28th Where: CCAS Boardroom (ICC 241)
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Speakers:
Muriel Dubié (École pratique des hautes études, Paris)
Matthew Gabriele (Virginia Tech)
Annette Reid (University of Pennsylvania)
Stephen Shoemaker (University of Oregon)
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Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University
Department of History, University of Maryland

Fall 2016 Poetry Colloquium: Transgression and Invention Language, Genre and Interarts in Modern Arabic Poetry
Director: Suzanne Stetkevych
Assistant Director: Hatem Alzahrani
When: 27-28 October, 2016
Where: Baker Scholars Conference Room, Room 550, Regent’s Hall 5th Floor

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2015-2016

In Praise of the Divine Beauty: The Philosophy of Ptolemy and its Greek, Arabic, and Hebrew Reception

When: May 3rd – 4th, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Where: CCAS Boardroom (ICC 241)
Organizer: Emma Gannagé
Speakers:
Alain Bernard (Centre A. Koyré, Paris); Alan Bowen (IRCPS, Canada); Jacqueline Feke (University of Waterloo); Gad Freudenthal (CNRS, Paris); Emma Gannagé (Georgetown University); Damien Janos ; Alexander Jones (ISAW, New York); Maria Mavroudi (University of California at Berkeley); George Saliba (Columbia University, New York).
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2014-2015

2015 Colloquium – Arabic Poetry Colloquium
PLEASE NOTE: THE COLLOQUIUM IS CONDUCTED IN ARABIC 
Georgetown Colloquium in Arabic Literature, Spring 2015
Arabic Poetry: Critical and Theoretical Dimensions 
Sponsored by: The Department of Arabic & Islamic Studies, Georgetown University

Date: Thursday April 16th, and Friday April 17th
Location: CCAS Boardroom, ICC 241.

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2014 Colloquium – al-Mutanabbi: a Poetic Journey
Professor Hussain Abulfaraj, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Starting Out: The Early Poems
12 September,  3:00 – 5:00 pm

In the Court of Sayf al­‐Dawlah
24 October, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

The Egyptian Poems
14 November, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

From Persia to Dayr Aqul
5 December, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
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2014 COLLOQUIUM – ARABIC LITERATURE IN THE CONTEMPORARY HUMANITIES CURRICULUM
When: April 4th, 2014, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Where: CCAS Boardroom, 241 ICC
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2013-2014

2014 Colloquium – Workshops in Arabic Prosody
Georgetown Arabic Literature Colloquium
Department of Arabic & Islamic Studies, Georgetown University
Presented by: Prof. Hussain Abulfaraj, King Abulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Coordinated by: Prof. Suzanne Stetkevych, Dept. of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University

*The workshops will be conducted in Arabic
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2013 Colloquium – Sonallah Ibrahim: Midans of the Self
When: May 2-3, 2013
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2011-2012

2011 Colloquium – Tents in the Desert

The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies is proud to host a two-day colloquium dedicated to the work of Ibrahim al-Koni. The event will consist of public readings—in Arabic and English—and discussions between the author and some of his most engaged readers—that is, those critics and translators who have given the most consideration to his work and its place in modern Arab letters.

When: April 28-29, 2011
Sponsored by:
The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies
The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
Program in Comparative Literature

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