Arabic Studies

  • Founded
    1977
  • Seminar Number
    559

The concerns of this seminar are interdisciplinary and humanistic. In addition to Arabic language and literature, the range of interests includes topics of significance for Islamic studies: religion, philosophy, science, law and history of the Muslim world, and modern social and cultural history. The seminar affords an opportunity to members and guest speakers to discuss research in progress. Because the members come from several disciplines, the substantive discussions draw upon various fields to expand the sources, help reformulate questions, and anticipate future publications.


Chair
Muhsin Al-Musawi
Professor of Arabic Literature, MEALAC, Columbia University
ma2188@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah
su2156@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

 

Welcome

Meetings

10/06/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Performing Rurality: Music and Migration across the Mediterranean (Morocco-Italy)
Alessandra Ciucci, Columbia University
Abstract




11/03/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
A Poetry Salon: Engaging Qasim Haddad's Poetry
Qasim Haddad, Poet
Abstract

Taoufiq Ben-Amor, Providing Oud Accompaniment



12/08/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Wine, Water, and Prayer: Early Debates at the Meccan Sanctuary
Travis Zadeh, Yale University
Abstract




01/26/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the 18th-Century Ottoman Levant
Dana Sajdi, Boston College
Abstract




02/23/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Marriage, Housework, and the Changing Configurations of Islamic Law and Ethics in 13th-14th century Damascus
Marion Katz, New York University
Abstract




03/30/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
The Cooing of the Dove and the Cawing of the Crow: The Poetics of Mourning in Two Elegies by Abū al-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī
Suzanne Stetkevych, Georgetown University
Abstract




04/13/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Adab As Interdisciplinary Pursuit: A Conference
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Abstract