Furthering the scholarly study of Islam and the Muslim world

Alwaleed Bin Talal Professors

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David Roxburgh

Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic Art History

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Ousmane Kane

Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society

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Malika Zeghal

Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life

Our Activities

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Alwaleed Bin Talal Seminar in Islamic Studies

Bringing experts from an array of fields within Islamic studies to Harvard.

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MIDDLE EAST BEYOND BORDERS

A graduate student workshop fostering an interdisciplinary community of scholars engaging with the past and present of the region and its many global interconnections.

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Alwaleed Bin Talal Prize for Best Undergraduate Thesis in Islamic Studies

Recognizing Harvard College students who make original contributions to current scholarly discourse on Islam and Muslim societies, past and present.

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Islamic Heritage Project

Through the Islamic Heritage Project (IHP), Harvard University has cataloged, conserved, and digitized hundreds of Islamic manuscripts, maps, and published texts from Harvard’s renowned library and museum collections. These rare—and frequently unique—materials are now freely available to Internet users worldwide.

Visit the Project Page