Monthly Archives: February 2013

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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Feb. 18: Guest Speaker Rula Abisaab of McGill University

Please join us for a special guest lecture: Prof. Rula Abisaab (McGill University) “Shi`i Jurisprudence, Sunnism and the Traditionist Thought (akhbārī) of Muhammad Amin Astarabadi (d. 1036/1626-7)” Monday, February 18, at 5:00 p.m. Cobb 103. 5828 S. University Ave.

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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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