2019-2020 Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues, The Islamic Studies Workshop welcomes paper proposals for the 2019-20 academic year. Presentations can include portions of dissertation chapters or proposals, job talks, master’s theses, conference presentations, or other research, and we especially welcome work-in-progress. In the past, we have hosted scholars from Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Philosophy, History of Science, History of Christianity […]

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Spring 2019 Schedule

Dear Colleagues, Please join us at Islamic Studies workshop for our remaining events of the quarter. All events will be held in Swift 106 from 2-3:30pm with (light) refreshments! 4/25 – Sam Lasman (CompLit): Demonic Pasts: (other)World History in Medieval Iran 5/9 – Ameena Yovan (NELC): The Khawārij in the Caliphate of ‘Alī: Developing Ideologies […]

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Amir Toft: Freeing the Kadi’s Justice: Max Weber and Methodology in Islamic Legal Studies

Dear colleagues, Please join us on Thursday, January 31st for a presentation by Amir Toft (NELC PhD) on “Freeing the Kadi’s Justice: Max Weber and Methodology in Islamic Legal Studies”. Description: In this paper, I rethink Weber’s Kadi-justice, ignoring its substantive merit as a statement about Islamic legal practice and returning it to its original context of his […]

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Rosabel Pauline Ansari – Jan 17th

Please join us at Islamic Studies Workshop next Thursday, January 17th from 2-3:30 in Swift 400 for discussion with Rosabel Pauline Ansari (Georgetown) on her paper titled: Al-Farābī and the Ontology Within Language Description: This workshop will focus on a draft section of one of my dissertation chapters. My dissertation is on the genesis of tashkīk al-wujūd (“the ambiguity […]

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