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
Professor Muhsin al-Musawi
ma2188@columbia.edu

Associate Chair
Professor Sarah bin Tyeer
sb4033@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Mohamed Wajdi Ben Hammed
mwb2130@columbia.edu


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

 

Welcome

Meetings

09/20/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Spatially Oriented Arabic Texts: Place beyond Genre
Zayde Antrim, Trinity College
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10/25/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Notes toward a Political Economy of Arabic Literature: from the Nahḍah to the Cold War
Elizabeth Holt, Bard College
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11/29/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
The Paper Hippopotamus: Literary and Historical Knowledge in a 14th-century Arabic Encyclopedia
Elias Muhanna, Brown University
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01/31/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM

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02/28/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM

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03/28/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM

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