Colloquia and Conferences

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)

Speakers:

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

“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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With special thanks to:

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

Title: 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
Title: 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

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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