AISP Events

Events sponsored by AISP
2019 Dec 07

Qur'an Conference

(All day)

Location: 

TBD
This conference, convened by Professor Shady Nasser (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations), on the history of the reception of the Qur'an will include presentations by Qur'an scholars from the US and Europe. Details forthcoming
2019 Apr 11

Seminar: Al-Ghazālī and the Epistemology of Legal Analogy (Qiyās): How Greek Logic Ascertains Islamic Law

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

William James, Room 1550

On April 11, 2019, Professor Felicitas Opwis, Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University, presented for the Alwaleed bin Talal Seminar in Islamic Studies on al-Ghazālī's use of syllogistic logic in developing the concept of legal analogy (qiyās) in his legal theory. This lecture was co-sponsored by the Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School. 

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2019 Mar 08

Research Methods in Islamic Studies Workshop - Spring 2019

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Lamont Library, Room B30

On March 8, 2019, the Alwaleed Program held a hands-on workshop organized by Workshop Coordinator Johannes Makar (Ph.D. student, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations) and run by digital humanities experts, Cole Crawford and Rashmi Singhal of Digital Arts and Humanities (DARTH) and Jeremy Guillette of the History Department, specifically for Islamic Studies researchers. Students, faculty and visiting fellows with varying levels of experience with digital scholarship learned about the benefits of using spreadsheets in their work and practiced cleaning up and manipulating data in...

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2019 Mar 28

Seminar: City and Countryside as Understood in Medieval Arabic-Persian Dictionaries

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102

On March 28, 2019, Harvard's own Professor Roy Mottahedeh, Gurney Research Professor of History, presented his new philological research on terms for city and countryside in medieval Arabic-Persian dictionaries for the Alwaleed bin Talal Seminar in Islamic Studies. This lecture was co-sponsored and hosted by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. 

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2019 Feb 25

Seminar: The Qur'an in the American Imagination

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

William James Hall, Room 601

Lecture Recap by Farah El-Sharif

Seminar Coordinator / PhD Candidate in Islamic Intellectual History

The Alwaleed Islamic Studies Seminar hosted Professor Zareena Grewal, Associate Professor of American Studies, Religious Studies, and Middle East Studies at Yale University on February, 25th for an intimate round table seminar.

Professor Grewal is a historical anthropologist and a documentary filmmaker whose research focuses on race, gender, religion, nationalism and transnationalism across a wide spectrum of...

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2019 Apr 23

MAMA KIOTA OF NIGER: LEADERSHIP IS FEMALE, IS AFRICAN, IS MUSLIM WOMAN

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Andover Hall, Room 117

 

Sponsor: Harvard Divinity School, Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program, Center for African Studies, Hutchins Center, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Department of African and African American Studies

As part of the Islam in African Brown Bag Lecture Series, Pearl Robinson, Associate Professor of Politics at Tufts University, will present and comment on her film Mama Kiota...

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