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"After the Canon: A History of Post-Canonical Hadith Transmission" by Garrett Davidson

December 15, 2020

On October 20, 2020, Garrett Davidson, Assistant Professor of Arabic and Muslim World Studies at the College of Charleston, spoke at the first Fall 2020 meeting of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Seminar in Islamic Studies about his new book, Carrying on the Tradition: A Social and Intellectual History of Hadith Transmission across a Thousand Years (Brill, 2020). In this work, Professor Davidson tells the story of post-canonical hadith transmission. He shows that, although it has until now been overlooked by historians of Islam, for more than...

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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. 

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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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