James Simpson (Harvard University) and Leah Whittington (Harvard University), The Dark Age (Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries): A Debate. Co-sponsored by the English Department Medieval Colloquium and Renaissance Colloquium.
Suleiman Mourad (Smith College), Ibn ʿAsākir of Damascus (1105-1176) and His Many Legacies: Sunnī Revivalist, Jihād Advocate, and Syrian “Nationalist”. Co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. This lecture will take place on the Zoom meeting platform; please click... Read more about Alwaleed bin Talal Seminar in Islamic Studies
The workshop is based in Harvard NELC, but is open to all interested students from across campus. Under the subheading “Scribes, Texts, and Libraries in the Ancient World” it brings together students (and faculty) working on ancient book culture in the ancient Mediterranean, Asia, and North Africa until ca. year 1000 C.E. As a GSAS workshop, we will primarily be a student-facing forum in which participants present their work and discuss it with each other.
Jennifer Pruitt (University of Wisconsin Madison), Building the Caliphate: Construction, Destruction, and Sectarian Identity in Early Fatimid Architecture. This lecture will take place on the Zoom meeting platform; please click here to register. Read more about Harvard AKPIA Lecture Series
Nadia Ali (Université Aix-Marseille), 'His Eyes Were Aware of the Pointed Corners of His Eyes': Reflections on the Gaze in Umayyad Painting. This lecture will take place on the Zoom meeting platform; please click here to register. Read more about Harvard AKPIA Lecture Series