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Harvard Lecture: The Quran in the American Imagination
February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Alwaleed Bin Talal Seminar in Islamic Studies brings experts from an array of fields within the field of Islamic studies to Harvard. These seminars are meant to bolster intellectual engagement within the field of Islamic studies more broadly on the Harvard campus, and to allow students to engage with cutting-edge insights and scholarship on Islam and Islamic studies. The seminar series serves as educational opportunity for students, researchers, and faculty to interact and learn in a seminar-style setting from world class experts on topics ranging from Islamic philosophy, Islamic history, Islamic law, Sufism, Arabic and Qur’anic studies and modern Islamic thought.
Spring 2019 Schedule
“The Quran in the American Imagination,” by Zareena Grewal, Associate Professor of American Studies and Religious Studies , Yale University | February 25, 2019 at 12:00-1:30pm in William James Hall 601
“City and Countryside as Understood in Medieval Arabic-Persian Dictionaries,” by Roy Mottahedeh, Professor Emeritus of History , Harvard University | March 28, 2019 at 3:00-4:30 pm (tentative)*
“Al-Ghazālī and the Epistemology of Legal Analogy (Qiyās): How Greek Logic Ascertains Islamic Law,” by Felicitas Opwis, Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies , Georgetown University | Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 2:00-3:30 pm*
“Race, Religion, and Revolution in Islamic West Africa since 1770,” by Rudolph Ware, Associate Professor of History , University of California – Santa Barbara | Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 1:00-2:30 pm (tentative) *
*Please check the website for up-to-date information.