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September 2018

Middle East Beyond Borders Graduate Student Workshop

September 3, 2018 - November 26, 2018
Harvard University Cambridge, MA

The Middle East Beyond Borders Graduate Student Workshop aims to foster an interdisciplinary community of scholars working on the past and present of the Middle East. It takes as its founding premise the idea that the “Middle East” as an object of inquiry must fundamentally engage notions of boundaries, mobility and transformation. Our goal is to offer a platform for collaboration and discussion to all Middle East scholars at Harvard, across a wide range of academic fields and disciplines. If you…

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February 2019

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February 1, 2019
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Harvard Workshop: Art and Court Cultures in the Iberian World

February 11, 2019 @ 15:00 - 18:00
Harvard University Cambridge, MA

3rd International Workshop: Art and Court Cultures in the Iberian World (1400-1650) Location: RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA Visual strategies of legitimization became increasingly important for Iberian monarchies during the late medieval and early modern periods. Their dynastic, diplomatic, and military endeavors called for effective propaganda, both in the metropolis and in viceregal territories. Such efforts include architecture, both ephemeral and permanent, the decoration of palaces, court portraiture, and historiography. The advent of a Monarchia Hispanica under…

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Harvard Lecture: Religious Minorities in Iran’s Constitution

February 13, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Harvard University Cambridge, MA

The Iran Circle at Harvard presents a talk in Farsi on "Religious Minorities in Iran's Constitution, Civil Law and Criminal Law," by Prof. Houchang Chehabi. The Iranian Constitution recognizes four Muslim mazhabs other than Iran's official Twelver Shi'ism and three religions other than Islam. This does not exhaust Iran's religious diversity, however. This talk will look at the various ways Iran's legal system deals with the issue of religious diversity. Location: Harvard CGIS South 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138…

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Harvard Lecture: The Quran in the American Imagination

February 25, 2019 @ 12:00 - 13:30
Harvard University Cambridge, MA

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…

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Harvard Workshop: Codicology and Islamic Book Art

February 28, 2019
Harvard University Cambridge, MA

An Introduction to Codicology and the Arts of the Book of the Islamic World Thursday, February 28, 10am-noon and 2-4pm Houghton Library, groups meet in lobby Places are limited. Please register: http://bit.ly/IslamicManuscriptsRettig A Hands-on Workshop on Islamic Codicology This workshop provides an opportunity to examine a selection of Islamic manuscripts in the collections of the Houghton Library. It introduces the general components of works made in an area stretching from the Mediterranean to India as well as the materials used to…

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March 2019

Harvard Workshop: Research Methods in Islamic Studies

March 8, 2019 @ 14:00 - 17:00
Harvard University Cambridge, MA

Summary: In this workshop, researchers will learn how to organize, manipulate, and visualize their data. We will first focus on good data organization practices and use spreadsheets to tidy and wrangle several datasets. We will then manipulate, clean, and enhance our data in OpenRefine, a powerful tool for working with messy data. Finally, we will demonstrate how it is possible to visualize and understand clean data. Requirements: Attendees should bring laptops with Excel, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice installed; they should also…

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Harvard Lecture: City and Countryside as Understood in Medieval Arabic-Persian Dictionaries

March 28, 2019 @ 15:00 - 16:30
Harvard University Cambridge, MA

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…

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April 2019

Harvard Lecture: Colonial Muslim History of Qing Central Asia

April 3, 2019 @ 13:15 - 14:30
Harvard University Cambridge, MA

“A Colonial Muslim History of Qing Central Asia: Revisiting Sayrāmī's Tārīkh-i Ḥamīdī" — Eric Schluessel (PhD ’16), Assistant Professor of Chinese History and Politics, University of Montana Room S250, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series https://iaas.fas.harvard.edu/pages/iaas-lecture-series

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Harvard Lecture: How Greek Logic Ascertains Islamic Law

April 11, 2019 @ 14:00 - 15:30
Harvard University Cambridge, MA

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…

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Harvard Lecture: How Greek Logic Ascertains Islamic Law

April 11, 2019 @ 15:00 - 16:30
Harvard University Cambridge, MA

"Al-Ghazālīand the Epistemology of Legal Analogy (Qiyās): How Greek Logic Ascertains Islamic Law" By Felicitas Opwis, Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University Location: William James, Room 1550

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Harvard Lecture: Sovereignty and Popular Politics in Mughal Delhi

April 12, 2019 @ 17:00 - 18:30
Harvard University Cambridge, MA

Mahindra Humanities Center, Persian and Persianate Studies: "From Shah Jahan to Nadir Shah: Sovereignty and Popular Politics in Mughal Delhi" Abhishek Kaicker is a historian of South Asia in the department of History UC Berkeley and currently a junior fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard. His primary scholarly interests lie in questions of sovereignty, power, and politics in the period of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, prior to the establishment of the British colonial state. His first book,…

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Harvard Symposium: Religion & Public Life in Africa and the Americas

April 17, 2019 @ 14:00 - April 18, 2019 @ 18:30
Harvard University Cambridge, MA
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May 2019

Harvard Lecture: Race, Religion, and Revolution in Islamic West Africa since 1770

May 2, 2019 @ 13:00 - 14:30
Harvard University Cambridge, MA

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…

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October 2019

Workshop: Mapping History, Harvard University

October 30, 2019 - October 31, 2019

October 30-31, 10am-2pm Mapping is an effective tool for reconstructing the past, which reveals the spatial relationships that stimulated cultural, social and political change over time. In this workshop, we will introduce digital tools and workflows for visualizing and interpreting historical data. We will cover the basics of QGIS, web mapping with Leaflet, georeferencing historical maps, incorporating time-based geographic data, creating multilayer historical web maps, and more. Mapping History will be led by Nil Tuzcu (Harvard Kennedy School and MIT), a designer and creative…

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December 2019

Conference: “Qur’an,” Convened by Shady Nasser, Harvard University

December 7, 2019
Harvard University Cambridge, MA

Qur’an Workshop, Convened by Shady Nasser, Assistant Professor, Harvard UniversityDec 7 | All-Day Workshop | Location TBDSponsors: Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program.Confirmed participants:Intisar Rabb, Harvard Law SchoolGabriel Said Reynolds, University of Notre DameWalid Saleh, University of TorontoDevin Stewart, Emory UniversityBehnam Sadeghi, Stanford UniversityFrancois Deroche, College de FranceAlba Fedeli, University of BirminghamGeoffrey Khan, University of CambridgeFor more information, click on this link. 

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