In this collaboration between the Harvard Islamica Podcast and the Ottoman History Podcast (OHP), we discuss OHP's new series called "The Making of the Islamic World," using podcasts in the classroom, and engaging in public-facing history in the changing landscape of scholarship in the humanities.
In the 2019-20 academic year, the Alwaleed Program expanded its work of promoting scholarship through the Alwaleed Bin Talal Seminar in Islamic Studies, Research Methods Workshop, Early-Career Faculty Grants, and the Alwaleed Bin Talal Prize for Best Undergraduate Thesis in Islamic Studies to include a prize for Best Dissertation in Islamic Studies. The Program also smoothly adapted to remote learning in the COVID-19 pandemic by hosting two events on the history of infectious diseases in the Muslim world in spring 2020. Read about these and other highlights from our recent work!
Professor Roy Mottahedeh shares with the Alwaleed Program team how he entered the field of Islamic studies as an undergraduate at Harvard in the late 1950s and his development and career as a historian.