Islamic Studies Workshop Schedule Fall 2021

Welcome to the Islamic Studies Workshop! We are open to any and all graduate students working on Islam, in any capacity. We are happy to share our Fall 2021 schedule:

Wednesday, October 6, 2021: “Race and Marvel in Zakariya al-Qazwini’s 13th c. ‘Aja’ib al-makhluqat (The Wonders  of Creation).” Alexa Herlands. History, University of Chicago.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021: “Bloody Wrath and Healing Touches: Joseph and his Brothers in Early Twelver Shī‛ī Tafsīr.” Adi Shiran. Divinity School, University of Chicago.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021: “The Arabic Particle lan.” Ahmed Ghani.  NELC, University of Chicago.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021:  Title TBA. Manpreet Kaur. Religion, Columbia University.

Readings will be circulated on the Listserv a week prior to discussion.

In the interest of accessibility, all meetings will be held via Zoom, at 1pm CST and last for about an hour.

Zoom Link:

Password: islam

If you are interested in presenting in the Winter or Spring Quarter of 2022, please email Alexa Herlands at






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