The Alwaleed bin Talal Seminar in Islamic Studies aims to bring experts from an array of fields within the specialty of Islamic Studies to the Harvard campus over the course of the academic year. This series is meant to be an educational opportunity for students to interact and learn in a seminar-style setting from world-class experts on topics ranging from Islamic philosophy, law, Sufism, Arabic and Qur'anic studies and modern thought. The aim of the Islamic Studies Seminar Series is to bolster intellectual engagement within the field of Islamic studies more broadly on the Harvard campus, and to allow students to engage with cutting-edge research and scholarship on Islam and Islamic studies.
Zareena Grewal, Associate Professor American Studies and Religious Studies, Yale University
Monday, February 25, 2019
William James Hall 601
“City and Countryside as understood in Medieval Arabic-Persian Dictionaries”
Roy Mottahedeh, Professor Emeritus of History
March 28, 2019
"Al-Ghazālī and the Epistemology of Legal Analogy (Qiyās): How Greek Logic Ascertains Islamic Law"
Felicitas Opwis, Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies
Thursday, April 11, 2019
“Race, Religion, and Revolution in Islamic West Africa since 1770”
Rudolph Ware, Associate Professor of History
University of California - Santa Barbara
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Contact: Farah El-Sharif, Seminar Coordinator email@example.com