Harvard Event

2019 Mar 05

Program in Islamic Law Digital Workshop: TRACE: A TOOL FOR MAPPING HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY ISLAMIC LAWS

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Austin 102

Sharon Tai , Deputy Editor, Program in Islamic Law (PIL), Harvard Law School

 

Sharon Tai will discuss and demonstrate a new digital tool available to researchers of historical and contemporary Islamic law on SHARIAsource. The tool, built by affiliates and...

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2019 Mar 28

Program in Islamic Law Lecture: “NUSHUZ, LAWFUL DISCIPLINE AND SPOUSE ABUSE IN THE MALIKI MADHAB: A HISTORY AND ITS RELEVANCE TO MODERN ISLAMIC LAW REFORM”

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Austin 308 (Morgan Courtroom)

MOHAMMAD FADEL, PROFESSOR OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Nisa' 4:34 has received a disproportionate share of commentary among reformist Muslim scholars of this generation insofar as...

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2019 Feb 06

Program in Islamic Law: BOOK TALK ON AFGHANISTAN RISING: ISLAMIC LAW AND STATECRAFT BETWEEN THE OTTOMAN AND BRITISH EMPIRES

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Austin 102
LUNCH TALK :: BOOK TALK ON AFGHANISTAN RISING: ISLAMIC LAW AND STATECRAFT BETWEEN THE
OTTOMAN AND BRITISH EMPIRES (HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2017)
Feb 6 | 12.00-1.00p | Austin 102
Author: FAIZ AHMED, Associate Professor of History, Brown University
Moderator: Mariam Sheibani, Visiting Fellow, Program in Islamic Law (PIL), Harvard Law
School
Respondent: Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic
Thought and Life
In Afghanistan Rising, Faiz Ahmed presents a vibrant account of Afghanistan, the first Muslimmajority
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2019 Mar 06

Islam in Africa Lecture Series - Spring 2019

Wed - Tue, Mar 6 to Apr 30, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: 

Andover Hall 117

Islam in Africa has become an important and increasingly vibrant sub-field in Islamic Studies, attracting numerous extremely talented students who are conducting fine studies that have great impact in all fields in the humanities and social sciences. Dozens of books are published yearly including through major university presses, and so the goal of Critical Perspectives in the Development and Dynamics of Islam in Africa lecture series is to provide a platform for the discussion of cutting edge research in the field of Islam in Africa and to tap into the best of such new...

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2019 Feb 25

Houghton Library: Praying for the Ottoman Sultan: A New Look at Manuscripts of Selected Surahs after 1500

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Edison and Newman Room, Houghton Library

Houghton Library-Medieval Studies Lecture in Early Book History

 

The early sixteenth-century Ottoman realm saw an unprecedented surge of the production of copies comprising one or a few selected chapters of the Qur’an. Commissioned by the sultan and members of the elite, these volumes were created in court workshops and penned by the most celebrated master calligraphers, namely Shaykh Hamdullah (d. 1520) and Ahmad Qarahisari (d. 1566). Through an investigation of the physical characteristics of such codices, this paper aims at showing how they differ from...

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2019 Feb 25

Middle East Beyond Borders Session II

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Kresge Room (114) of the Barker Center

Speaker: Jenny Peruski (PhD Student, History of Art & Architecture)

Paper: "Sensuous Scripts: A Vocabulary of Islamic Calligraphy beyond the Middle East"

 

The MEBB workshop meets 6:00pm - 7:30pm at the Kresge Room (114) of the Barker Center (Dinner is served). We circulate papers one week before their workshop session. 

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2019 Feb 11

Middle East Beyond Borders Session I

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Kresge Room (114) of the Barker Center

Speaker: Youssef Ben Ismail (PhD Student, NELC)
Dissertation chapter: "Tunus Meselesi: The "Tunisian question" in imperial context (1881-1923)"

The MEBB workshop meets 6:00pm - 7:30pm at the Kresge Room (114) of the Barker Center (Dinner is served). We circulate papers one week before their workshop session.

 

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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