Author Archives: Maddy

May 2: Matthew Gillman, “”Beyond Narratives of Text and Image: A Safavid Khamseh as Comprehensive Object”

Matthew Gillman CMES, University of Chicago “Beyond Narratives of Text and Image: A Safavid Khamseh as Comprehensive Object (BnF suppl. pers. 1029)” Discussant: Meekyung Macmurdie, Art History Thursday, May 2nd, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pick 218, 5828 S. University Ave. To … Continue reading

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March 13: Prof. Ellen Amster on “Healing the Body, Healing the Umma: Sufi Saints and God’s Law in a Corporeal City of Virtue”

  Prof. Ellen Amster History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee “Healing the Body, Healing the Umma: Sufi Saints and God’s Law in a Corporeal City of Virtue” Wednesday, March 13, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Pick 218, 5828 S. University Ave. To request a … Continue reading

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March 6: Elham Mireshghi on “Sacred Knowledges and Expert Opinions: Understanding the Fatwas on Kidney Sales in Iran”

Elham Mireshghi Ph.D Student, Medical Anthropology, University of California, Irvine “Sacred Knowledges and Expert Opinions: Understanding the Fatwas on Kidney Sales in Iran” Discussant: Madeleine Elfenbein (NELC) Wednesday, March 6, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Pick 218, 5828 S. University Ave. … Continue reading

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Two Shi’ism Studies Group Events: Feb. 26 and March 1

Judith Pfeiffer (Oxford) “Confessional Ambiguity vs. Confessional Polarization: Twelver Shi’i Reactions to Mongol Rule in the Later Middle Period of Islamic History” Tuesday, February 26th, at 4.30 p.m. (Room TBA)   A discussion between Robert Gleave (Exeter) and Alireza Doostdar (U … Continue reading

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February 13: Sami Sweis on “Transjordanian Mukhtars: The Coalescence of State and Tribe”

Sami Sweis (CMES ’12) “Transjordanian Mukhtars: The Coalescence of State and Tribe” Discussant: Carl Shook (NELC) Wednesday, February 13, at 3:00 p.m. Pick 218. 5828 S. University Ave.  For a copy of the paper, please email mehat.chicago@gmail.com.

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