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    Undergraduate and Doctoral Thesis Prizes

    Congratulations to Murat Eczacıbaşı and Dr. Mary Elston, winners of the 2020 Alwaleed Bin Talal Thesis Prizes!

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    Alwaleed bin Talal Seminar in Islamic Studies 

    Bringing world-class experts on topics ranging from Islamic law and theology to contemporary politics and Islam in America and West Africa to Harvard

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    Research Methods in Islamic Studies

    A workshop series designed to support the research of Harvard students, faculty and visiting fellows

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    Thinking Islam Within Religious Studies Conference

    Convened by Professor Ahmed Ragab in honor of Professor William A. Graham on the occasion of his retirement

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    Spring 2020 Courses

    Explore courses related to Islam and the Muslim world offered this spring

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The Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University is dedicated to furthering the scholarly study of Islam and the Muslim world on an interdisciplinary, global basis.

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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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Murat Eczacıbaşı and Dr. Mary Elston named 2020 Alwaleed Thesis Prize Winners

May 27, 2020
The Selection Committee was thrilled to receive many excellent submissions for the Alwaleed Bin Talal Undergraduate and Doctoral Thesis Prizes and has selected Murat Eczacıbaşı and Dr. Mary Elston as the winners for their outstanding and unique contributions to Islamic studies.  The Committee has also recognized Dr. Mira Schwerda as honorable mention for the dissertation prize. Congratulations Murat, Mary, and Mira! 
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Past Events

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...

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2020 Mar 05

Lecture: Religious Freedom in Islam by Daniel Philpott

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Fainsod Room (3rd Floor), Littauer Center, Harvard Kennedy School

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | Time 4:30-6:00pm| Fainsod Room (3rd Floor), Littauer Center, Harvard Kennedy School

Daniel Philpott, Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame

Co-sponsor: The Middle East Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School

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Alwaleed Bin Talal Seminar in Islamic Studies

Bringing experts from an array of fields within Islamic studies to Harvard.

 

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Faculty Research Grants

Supporting the cutting-edge research of Harvard’s early-career faculty in Islamic studies

 

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Alwaleed Bin Talal Thesis Prizes

Recognizing undergraduate and doctoral students who make original contributions to current scholarly discourse on Islam and Muslim societies, past and present.

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Research Methods Workshop

A workshop series that allows Harvard students, faculty and visiting fellows to develop skills to enhance their Islamic studies research.