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2019 Feb 25

Middle East Beyond Borders Session II

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Kresge Room (114) of the Barker Center

Speaker: Jenny Peruski (PhD Student, History of Art & Architecture)

Paper: "Sensuous Scripts: A Vocabulary of Islamic Calligraphy beyond the Middle East"

 

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. 

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2019 Mar 05

Program in Islamic Law Digital Workshop: TRACE: A TOOL FOR MAPPING HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY ISLAMIC LAWS

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Austin 102

Sharon Tai , Deputy Editor, Program in Islamic Law (PIL), Harvard Law School

 

Sharon Tai will discuss and demonstrate a new digital tool available to researchers of historical and contemporary Islamic law on SHARIAsource. The tool, built by affiliates and...

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2019 Mar 06

Islam in Africa Lecture Series - Spring 2019

Wed - Tue, Mar 6 to Apr 30, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: 

Andover Hall 117

Islam in Africa has become an important and increasingly vibrant sub-field in Islamic Studies, attracting numerous extremely talented students who are conducting fine studies that have great impact in all fields in the humanities and social sciences. Dozens of books are published yearly including through major university presses, and so the goal of Critical Perspectives in the Development and Dynamics of Islam in Africa lecture series is to provide a platform for the discussion of cutting edge research in the field of Islam in Africa and to tap into the best of such new...

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2019 Mar 06

Art and Religious Devotion in Morocco: Notes on a Calligraphic Panel from the Harvard Art Museums

6:00pm to 7:15pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street Cambridge MA

A large-scale calligraphic panel from Morocco features stylized views of Mecca and Medina and representation of the Prophet Muhammad’s sandals, alongside prayers praising the Prophet and a selection of verses from the Qur’an.

This striking work raises the broad question of representational imagery in an Islamic devotional context as well as the more specific matter of artistic transfer from illustrated copies of the Dala’il al-Khayrat (The Ways of Edification). This famous collection of prayers blessing the Prophet, compiled by the 15th-century Sufi mystic...

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