The Islamic Studies Workshop is once again up and running for the 2017-2018 academic year, and we invite all interested faculty and graduate students to present. Presentations can include portions of dissertation chapters or proposals, job talks, master’s theses, conference presentations, or other research. We aim for half of all our workshop presenters to be University of Chicago graduate students. The pre-circulation of papers via the email list is encouraged, but not required.
We are especially interested in presentations that will bring Islamic Studies into conversation with other disciplines and areas of study, such as (but certainly not limited to!) anthropology, comparative literature, philosophy, history of science, history of Christianity and Judaism, South Asian studies, and political science.
We will meet on alternate Thursdays from 12:30-1:20pm (Swift 201), beginning in the fall quarter on October 5th and continuing on October 19th, November 2nd, November 16th, and November 30th. We will also be placing papers for the upcoming winter and spring quarters, so please indicate when you submit in which quarter you would like to present. If you would like to present but cannot attend at the regular scheduled time, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you, since we will occasionally have workshop sessions outside of the regular schedule.
- Your name
- A tentative title for your presentation
- Your university and departmental affiliation
- The type of work you are presenting (dissertation chapter, article-in-progress, etc.)
- Your preferred term (fall, winter or spring )
- A brief overview of your project (1-3 sentences)
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at our meetings!