Speaker: Kirsten Wesselhoeft (Religion Dept., Vassar College) Book Chapter: “A Muslim Elite?” in forthcoming book, Muslims of the Present: Islamic Ethics, Social Critique, and the Inheritance of Immigration in France
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.
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 country to gain... Read more about Program in Islamic Law: BOOK TALK ON AFGHANISTAN RISING: ISLAMIC LAW AND STATECRAFT BETWEEN THE OTTOMAN AND BRITISH EMPIRES
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...