The Research Methods in Islamic Studies Workshop is a bi-annual workshop that engages graduate students and faculty active in the field of Islamic Studies around current methodological questions. Where Islamic Studies is informed by, intervenes in, and adds to cognate disciplines such as Anthropology, Area Studies, History, Art History, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion Studies, this is an especially productive undertaking. The workshop showcases novel and established methods and draws special attention to the burgeoning potential of the Digital Humanities. Besides offering intellectual and logistical support, the workshop connects researchers to the various libraries, research institutes and other services at Harvard (and beyond) with the aim of fostering research opportunities and collaboration. 

Spring 2022 Workshop: POSTPONED


Fall 2021 Workshop: 


Spring 2021 Workshop: 

Digital Resources and Manuscript Collections of the Islamicate World: The Hill Museum and Manuscript Library 

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 11-1pm


Fall 2020 Workshops:

Harvard's Islamic Collection in and beyond Cambridge
Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 10:30am - 1pm 

Library Resources for (Remote) Research in Islamic Studies: Visual and Islamic Legal Resources
Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 1-2:45pm 

Library Resources for (Remote) Islamic Studies 

Friday, September 18, 2020 | 2:30-4:30pm 


Fall 2019 Workshop: Library Resources for Islamic Studies 

Friday, October 4, 2019 


William James Hall, 305 

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