AISP Events

Events sponsored by AISP

"After the Canon: A History of Post-Canonical Hadith Transmission" by Garrett Davidson

December 15, 2020

On October 20, 2020, Garrett Davidson, Assistant Professor of Arabic and Muslim World Studies at the College of Charleston, spoke at the first Fall 2020 meeting of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Seminar in Islamic Studies about his new book, Carrying on the Tradition: A Social and Intellectual History of Hadith Transmission across a Thousand Years (Brill, 2020). In this work, Professor Davidson tells the story of post-canonical hadith transmission. He shows that, although it has until now been overlooked by historians of Islam, for more than...

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2020 Oct 29

Library Resources for (Remote) Research in Islamic Studies: Visual and Islamic Legal Resources

1:00pm to 2:45pm

Location: 

via Zoom

Library Resources for (Remote) Research in Islamic Studies: Visual and Islamic Legal Resources
Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 1-2:45pm | RSVP for Zoom link 

Co-sponsors: Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School and the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University 

Presenters: 
Amanda Hanoosh Steinberg
Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art &...

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2020 Oct 22

Seminar: "The Prophet as a ‘Sacred Spring’: Late Ottoman Hilye Bottles" by Christiane Gruber

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

via Zoom

RSVP for Zoom link

Christiane Gruber, Professor and Chair in the History of Art, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

AbstractAlong with the Prophet’s relics, verbal icons of Muhammad known as hilyes count among the most popular forms of devotional art during the late Ottoman period. While manuscript paintings and compositions...

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"Rethinking the History of Plague in the Time of Coronavirus" by Nükhet Varlık

May 29, 2020

On April 30, 2020, Nükhet Varlık, Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University - Newark and the University of South Carolina, delivered a timely webinar discussing the plague in European and Ottoman historiography, questioning Eurocentric narratives and epidemiological Orientalism, and reflecting on how we can understand this history in light of the current pandemic. 

Those who wish to learn more about the topic and Professor Varlık's research may also be interested in the webinar, "...

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