Thank you to those who joined us at Carlos’ presentation on Friday, September 30th! We look forward to seeing you at the following MEHAT workshops this quarter. We will pre-circulate papers on the MEHAT list and provide separate announcements for each event prior to the workshop.
Friday, September 30, 4:00 – 5:30, Pick 222: Carlos Grenier, Ph.D. student in History, University of Chicago, “Qāsim-i Anvār and Mystical Leadership in Timurid Iran.” Discussant: Austin O’Malley, Ph.D. student in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Thursday, October 13, 4:30 – 6:00, Pick 218: Shatha Almutawa, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago Divinity School, “Prophecy and Governance according to Al-Farabi and Ikhwan Al-Safa.” Discussant: Jessica Andruss
Thursday, November 3, 4:30 – 6:00, Pick 218: Cameron Cross, Ph.D. student in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago, “The City, Confounded: a discussion of the shahrashub in Persianate poetry.” Discussant: Jane Mikkelson.
Thursday, November 10, 4:30 – 6:00, Pick 218: Professor Maribel Fierro, Visiting Professor in Islamic Studies at the University of Chicago Divinity School, Research Professor at the Institute of Languages and Cultures of the Mediterranean and the Middle East in the Center for Humanities and Social Sciences (CCHS) at the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas – CSIC, “The muwalladun in al-Andalus: the case of the Banu Qasi.” Discussant: Mohamad Ballan.
Thursday, November 17, 4:30 – 6:00, Pick 218: Ercüment Asıl, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago, “Imagining Religion in Şemsettin Sami’s Popular Scientific Journal Hafta (1881-1882)”
Discussants will be posted in the coming weeks. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, need assistance, or would like to present a paper.