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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 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.

 

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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