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2022 Jan 26

"Chinese-Speaking Muslims’ Responses to Islamic Intellectual Trends from West, South and Central Asia during the Nineteenth Century" by Tatsuya Nakanishi

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

via Zoom

Speaker: Tatsuya Nakanishi (Associate Professor, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University; Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar, 2021-22)

Chair/discussant: Ali Asani (Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University)

Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholars Talk

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2021 Oct 22

Lecture: “Three Moons, Water Buffalo Skins, & Digital Codicology: Snapshots of Ibadi Muslim Manuscript Cultures in North Africa" by Paul Love

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

via Zoom

“Three Moons, Water Buffalo Skins, & Digital Codicology:   Snapshots of Ibadi Muslim Manuscript Cultures in North Africa" by Paul Love, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco

 

with comments by Matthew Steele (NELC, Havard) and Kathryn Schwartz (History, U Mass Amherst)

Sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar in Book History at Harvard

 

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2020 Feb 20

Lecture: Qur'anic Exegesis Between Twelver Shi’ism and Sufism: Sayyid Ḥaydar Āmulī’s Tafsīr al-Muḥīṭ al-a’ẓam (Commentary of the Greatest Ocean) by Nicholas Boylston

5:15pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

60 Oxford Street, Room 117

Nicholas Boylston, College Fellow, Harvard University, will present his candidate lecture on Thursday, February 20, at 5:15 pm, in Room 117 of 60 Oxford Street. The title of his talk is "Quranic Exegesis Between Twelver Shi’ism and Sufism: Sayyid Ḥaydar Āmulī’s Tafsīr al-Muḥīṭ al-a’ẓam (Commentary of the Greatest Ocean)." Boylston will also be available for lunch with students earlier that same day, from noon to 1:30 pm, in the Common Room of the Center for the Study of World Religions. Lunch will be provided, and ...

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2020 Feb 12

Lecture: Love, Sex and Guns: The Importance of being Malay and Islamic by Terenjit Savea

5:15pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

60 Oxford Street, Room 117

Terenjit Sevea, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, will present his candidate lecture on Wednesday, February 12, at 5:15 pm, in Room 119 of 60 Oxford Street. The title of his talk is "Love, Sex and Guns: The Importance of being Malay and Islamic." Sevea will also be available for lunch with students earlier that same day, from noon to 1:30 pm, in the Common Room of the Center for the Study of World Religions. Lunch will be provided, and RSVPs are encouraged.

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2020 Feb 04

Lecture: Promise, Punishment, and the Arc of History in the Qur'an by Mohsen Goudarzi

5:15pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

60 Oxford Street, Room 117

Mohsen Goudarzi, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, will present his candidate lecture on Tuesday, February 4, at 5:15 pm, in Room 117 of 60 Oxford Street. The title of his talk is “Promise, Punishment, and the Arc of History in the Qur'an.” Goudarzi will also be available for lunch with students on Wednesday, February 5, from noon to 1:30 pm, in the Common Room of the Center for the Study of World Religions. Lunch will be provided, and RSVPs are encouraged.

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2020 Jan 30

Lecture: "Not Knowing Shame: Rehabilitating Shamelessness in Modern Malaysian Muslim-Malay Society”

5:15pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

60 Oxford Street, Room 117

Join the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program in welcoming Dr. Alicia Izharuddin for a lecture entitled, “Not Knowing Shame: Rehabilitating Shamelessness in Modern Malaysian Muslim-Malay Society.”

This lecture is a part of the Harvard Divinity School Islamic Studies Faculty Candidates series.

For more information, please contact islamicsearch@hds.harvard.edu.

2020 Jan 28

Lecture: “Vice and the Viceroy's Wife: Intersectional Analysis of a Qur'anic Temptress”

5:15pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

60 Oxford Street, Room 117

Join the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program in welcoming Dr. Celene Ibrahim for a lecture entitled, "Vice and the Viceroy's Wife: Intersectional Analysis of a Qur'anic Temptress."

This lecture is a part of the Harvard Divinity School Islamic Studies Faculty Candidates series.

For more information, please contact islamicsearch@hds.harvard.edu

 

2020 Mar 05

AKPIA Lecture: “Between Khurasan, Iraq, Egypt and al-Andalus: New Thoughts on the Processes of Commissioning Caliphal Works Under the Early Islamic Caliphates”

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Arthur M. Sackler Building, Room 422

 

Jochen Sokoly

Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar

 

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture Lecture Series is open to the public. For further information, call 617-495-2355 or email agakhan@fas.harvard.edu. Previous lectures can be seen here...

2019 Dec 05

AKPIA Lecture: “Towards an Understanding of Early Islamic Architectural Ornament: Ancient Near Eastern Influences at Samarra”

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Arthur M. Sackler Building, Room 422

 

Ann Shafer

Independent scholar; Adjunct Assistant Professor, SUNY-FIT; Harvard AKPIA Associate

 

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture Lecture Series is open to the public. For further information, call 617-495-2355 or email agakhan@fas.harvard.edu. Previous lectures can be seen here.

2019 Mar 26

Celebrate Nowruz

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Semitic Museum, 3rd Floor

On March 26, 2019, the Alwaleed Program co-sponsored a celebration of Nowruz, the Persian New Year that takes place on the day of the spring equinox and is celebrated throughout the Persianate world, most of which consists of Muslim-majority countries. 

The event featured a vibrant haft sin table that displayed seven items beginning with the letter sin that symbolize concepts such as abundance, prosperity and new life to usher in the new year. Over 200 guests also enjoyed fresh fruit and Iranian sweets alongside live performances...

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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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