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2022 Thesis Prize Winners Announcement

May 20, 2022

After reviewing many impressive submissions, the Selection Committee has made the following selections for the Alwaleed Bin Talal Undergraduate Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Prizes in Islamic Studies:

Undergraduate Thesis Prize:

The Selection Committee is pleased to announce that Farah Afify (Social Studies) has been chosen as winner of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Undergraduate Thesis Prize for her thesis, “Radical and Muslim: Islamic Liberationist Thought in the Black Panther Party.”

Farah explores the often-overlooked relationship...

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Encyclopedia of the (Variant) Readings of the Qur’an (EvQ/ErQ)

May 13, 2022

We are proud to announce that Professor Shady Nasser has released his new website, which has been years in the making, Encyclopedia of the (Variant) Readings of the Qur’an (EvQ/ErQ)! This project aims to be a critical apparatus of the Qur’an and, through continuing to add data over time, to become a comprehensive encyclopedia and resource on the history and transmission of the Qur’an.

This website gathers information from...

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Eid Mubarak!

May 1, 2022

Eid al-Fitr 1443

Eid Mubarak!
 
We wish you a joyous Eid and a great summer!
 
- Khaled El-Rouayheb, Harry Bastermajian, and Meryum Kazmi
The Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program Team

Ramadan Mubarak!

April 1, 2022

Ramadan Mubarak!Ramadan Mubarak!

With best wishes for a blessed and joyous Ramadan, 

- Khaled El-Rouayheb, Harry Bastermajian, and Meryum Kazmi
The Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program Team

Ep. 11 | Preserving Islamicate Cultural Heritage from Harvard’s Libraries to the Balkans | András Riedlmayer

December 17, 2021
The Alwaleed Program team speaks with András Riedlmayer, former Aga Khan Bibliographer of Islamic Art and Architecture at Harvard's Fine Arts Library, about his career as a librarian, the development of the field of the history of Islamic art and architecture, and how his passion for cultural heritage preservation took him from working in Harvard's libraries to conducting field research in the war-torn streets of Kosovo and Bosnia and testifying as an expert witness for the UN war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague and the International Court... Read more about Ep. 11 | Preserving Islamicate Cultural Heritage from Harvard’s Libraries to the Balkans | András Riedlmayer

Ep. 10 | Islamic Scholarship in Africa | Ousmane Kane and Ebrima Sall

October 22, 2021
In this episode, we discuss the new edited volume, Islamic Scholarship in Africa: New Directions and Global Contexts, with its editor, Professor Ousmane Kane, and his colleague, Dr. Ebrima Sall, who wrote the conclusion. This volume is the product of two conferences convened at Harvard by Professor Kane in 2017 on "Texts, Knowledge, and Practice: The Meaning of Scholarship in Muslim Africa" and "New Directions in the Study of... Read more about Ep. 10 | Islamic Scholarship in Africa | Ousmane Kane and Ebrima Sall

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