Near Eastern and Islamic Studies

Faculty

Sabine Schmidtke 
Islamic Intellectual History

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Members and Visitors, 2017-2018

= first term only  = second term only

 

Institute for Advanced Study
Intellectual and Legal Studies
Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs, Oman
Early Islamic Theology and History
Sebastian Guenther
University of Goettingen
Classical Islam and Arabic Studies
Omar Hamdan 
University of Tübingen
The Arabic Bible
Will Hanley
Florida State University
Legal History/Digital History
George A. Kiraz
Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute
Ottoman History of Religious Minorities/Syriac Studies
Wilferd Madelung 
University of Oxford
Islamic Studies
Kevin Martin
Indiana University
Cultural History of Modern Syria
Konrad Schmid
University of Zurich
Hebrew Bible
Stefan Schorch
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Samaritan Studies
 

To see the list of Visitors to the Shii Studies Research Program during the academic year 2017/18 click here.

Past Members, 1990-

Islamicists' Seminars at IAS and surrounding areas

2017

September 18: Department and Program in Near Eastern Studies, Brown Bag Lunch Series, George Kiraz (IAS School of Historical Studies and Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute), " ‘In the evening, I am a Nabīṭ [an Aramaic speaker] … In the morning, I am an Arab.’ Multiligualism in the Middle East and Syro-Arabic Contact before the Abbasids." 12:00 noon Jones Hall room 202, Princeton University.

October 13:  IAS Friends Talk, Sabine Schmidtke (IAS School of Historical Studies), "Salvaging the Rational Heritage of Islam: The Zaydi Manuscript Tradition Project".  Insitute for Advanced Study Dilworth Room, 5:30 pm. Reservations requested www.ias.edu/events/friends-talk-schmidtke

October 17: Near Eastern Studies at the Institute for Advanced Studies Lecture Series 2017/2018, Mohammed Abattouy (Mohamed V University in Rabat, Morocco), "The Corpus of the Arabic Science of Weights: Textual Tradition, Theoretical Scope and Significance in the History of Mechanics". Meeting from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the West Seminar Room at IAS.

October 23: Department and Program in Near Eastern Studies, Brown Bag Lunch Series, Will Hanley (IAS School of Historical Studies and Florida State University), "Structuring Middle East Historical Data," 12:00 noon Jones Hall room 202, Princeton University.

October 25: Near Eastern Studies Seminar, Jan Thiele (Visitor, Shii Studies Research Program and Consejo Superior de Investigaciones) and Hassan Ansari (IAS School of Historical Studies), " 'Unconventional' kalām texts: Examples from the Zaydī literature". Meeting from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the West Seminar Room at IAS.

November 15: Near Eastern Studies Seminar - Panel Discussion, George A. Kiraz (IAS School of Historical Studies and Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute), Konrad Schmidt (IAS School of Historical Studies and University of Zurich), Sabine Schmidtke (IAS School of Historical Studies), and Stefan Schorch (IAS School of Historical Studies and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg), "The Bible in its Near Eastern Contexts (Ancient, Medieval, Modern): Philological Perspectives on the Pentateuch, Syriac, Samaritan, and Arabic Bibles". Meeting from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the West Seminar Room at IAS. 

November 22: Near Eastern Studies Seminar, Eduard Mühle (IAS School of Historical Studies and Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), "The Perception of Slavs/Saqaliba in Arabic Sources of the 9th-12th centuries". Meeting from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the West Seminar Room at IAS.

November 29: Near Eastern Studies Seminar, Will Hanley (IAS School of Historical Studies and Florida State University), "A Names Ontology for Middle East History". Meeting from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the West Seminar Room at IAS.

December 6: Near Eastern Studies Seminar, Sebastian Günther (IAS School of Historical Studies and University of Goettingen), "Isaiah, a Biblical Prophet and his Message in Islamic Tradition". Meeting from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the West Seminar Room at IAS.

December 7: 2017/2018 S.T. Lee Lecture, Ulrich Marzolph (Georg-August-University, Göttingen), "The Visual Culture of Iranian Twelver Shiism in the Qajar Period". Meeting will be held at 6:00 pm in the Dilworth Room at IAS.   

2018

February 28: Near Eastern Studies Seminar, George Kiraz (IAS School of Historical Studies and Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute), "The Syriac Community in the Late Ottoman Period: Digging in the Archives of Mardin". Meeting from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the West Seminar Room at IAS.

March 21: Near Eastern Studies Seminar, Anna Izdebska (Jagiellonian University, Krakow), "How to translate arcane knowledge: devising an Arabic rendition of a Pythagorean terminus technicus”. Meeting from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the West Seminar Room at IAS.

March 28: Near Eastern Studies Seminar, Kevin Martin (IAS School of Historical Studies and Indiana University), " 'We have discovered America': The US in the Syrian imagination, 1946-1963". Meeting from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the West Seminar Room at IAS.

Past Near Eastern and Islamic Studies Events


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