AISP Events

Events sponsored by AISP
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

“The Quran in the American Imagination”

Zareena Grewal, Associate Professor American Studies and Religious Studies, Yale University

Lecture synopsis 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...

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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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Alwaleed Bin Talal Seminar in Islamic Studies

The Alwaleed Bin Talal Seminar in Islamic Studies brings experts from an array of fields within the field of Islamic studies to Harvard. These seminars are meant 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 insights and scholarship on Islam and Islamic studies. The seminar series serves as...

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New Podcast! Ali Sethi: From Lahore With Love

Pakistani musician and author Ali Sethi, AB ’06, returned to Harvard to talk to his longtime friend and mentor Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim Religion and Cultures, about sufi poetry, his own artistic journey and life as a perpetual student of the arts, and his days as a Harvard undergraduate.
 
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2018 Dec 06

Seminar: Arabic Studies Beyond Arabic: Integrating the Western Humanities Canon

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Boylston Hall, Room 105

On December 6, 2018, the Alwaleed Program held the inaugural event in the Alwaleed bin Talal Seminar in Islamic Studies. In room packed with students, faculty and visiting fellows, world-renowned philologist and scholar of Islamic intellectual history, Dimitri Gutas, presented his new research on the translation of Aristotle's Poetics into Arabic and the transmission of its various manuscripts in the Arabic-speaking world. 

 

"Arabic Studies Beyond Arabic: Integrating the Western Humanities Canon"
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Thinking Islam

Thinking Islam within Religious Studies: Methods, Histories and Futures

A celebration of Professor William A. Graham

Professor William A. Graham retired in July 2018 after a long and distinguished career at Harvard. Please join us for a day-long conference in honor of his career and scholarship. 

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