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Austin O’Malley, “Allegory and Symbolic Action in ʿAṭṭâr’s Moṣibat-nâma”

Friday, February 27 ▪ noon ▪ Swift 201

*please note the date/time change!*

Austin O’Malley (NELC)

“Allegory and Symbolic Action in ʿAṭṭâr’s Moṣibat-nâma”

with a response by Francesca Chubb-Confer (Divinity)

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An Introduction to Multiple Job Markets: Islamic Studies after the University of Chicago

Thursday, February 19 ▪ 4:30pm ▪ Swift 201

An Introduction to Multiple Job Markets: Islamic Studies after the University of Chicago (please register here)

This 60 minute presentation and Q/A session will introduce students in the Islamic Studies workshop to trends in academic, government, nonprofit, and corporate job markets. We’ll discuss resources available to doctoral and master’s students through Graduate Student Affairs; offer comments on how to articulate graduate student skills for diverse careers; and answer your questions about how to take next steps as a graduate student to prepare yourself for what comes after the University of Chicago.

Questions? Feel free to send them to AJ Aronstein, Associate Director of Graduate Career Development (aj@uchicago.edu)

Posted in Upcoming Events.


Liran Yadgar, “The Islamic Sources of al-Murshid ilā al-tafarrud wa-l-murfid ilā al-tajarrud, a Mystical Treatise by David ben Joshua Maimonides”

Thursday, January 29 ▪ 4:30pm ▪ Swift 201

Liran Yadgar (NELC)

“The Islamic Sources of al-Murshid ilā al-tafarrud wa-l-murfid ilā al-tajarrud, a Mystical Treatise by David ben Joshua Maimonides (c. 1335-1414)”

with a response by Elizabeth Sartell (Divinity School)

Posted in Upcoming Events.


Alessandra Gonzalez, “Islamic Feminism in Kuwait”

Thursday, January 15 ▪ 4:30pm ▪ Swift 201

Alessandra González (Research Fellow, Princeton University)

“Islamic Feminism in Kuwait”

with a response by Hafsa Kanjwal (University of Michigan)

Posted in Upcoming Events.


Lauren Osborne, “Teaching Islamic Studies in the Liberal Arts”

“Teaching Islamic Studies in the Liberal Arts” — Thursday, December 11 ▪ 12:00-1:20pm ▪ Swift 201

 

Please join the Islamic Studies Workshop in welcoming back Lauren Osborne, assistant professor of religion at Whitman College, and a recent alumna of the Divinity School Islamic Studies PhD program.  She also has experience teaching at Carleton College and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Prof. Osborne will be talking about her experiences in creating and teaching Islamic Studies courses within the liberal arts disciplines as well as at liberal arts colleges.  Lunch will be provided!  Please RSVP to esartell@uchicago.edu. RSVPs are not required to attend, but would be appreciated so we make sure we have enough food for everyone.

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Ayse Polat, “Human Jesus: An Ottoman Muslim Disputation on Jesus in 1922″

Monday, December 1 ▪ 4:30pm ▪ Swift 201

Ayse Polat (Divinity School)

“Human Jesus: An Ottoman Muslim Disputation on Jesus in 1922”

with a response by Alireza Doostdar (Divinity School)

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Eduardo Manzano: “The Role of the Umma in the Institutional Configuration of Early Islam”

Tuesday, November 25 ▪ 12:00pm ▪ Pick 218

Prof. Eduardo Manzano (Visiting Professor, UChicago)

“The Role of the Umma in the Institutional Configuration of Early Islam”

with a response by Tim Gutmann (Divinity School)

(cosponsored with the Middle East History and Theory Workshop)

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Cam Cross, “Finding Romance”

Thursday, November 20 ▪ 12:00pm ▪ Pick 218

Cam Cross (NELC)

“Finding Romance”

with a response by Austin O’Malley (NELC)

(cosponsored with the Middle East History and Theory Workshop)

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Rodrigo Adem: “Q 3:7: The Pivot of Interpretive Authority in Islam”

Thursday, November 13, 2014
4:30pm, Swift Hall room 201

Rodrigo Adem (NELC)
“Q 3:7: The Pivot of Interpretive Authority in Islam”
with a response by Ed Hayes (NELC)

As always, food and drink will be provided.

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Johan Fischer: “Global Halal Zones: Islam, Regulation and Technoscience”

Wednesday, October 29 ▪ 4:30pm ▪ Swift 106

Prof. Johan Fischer (Roskilde University, Denmark)

“Global Halal Zones: Islam, Regulation and Technoscience”

Description of the talk: Halal (literally, ‘permissible’ or ‘lawful’) production, trade, and regulation have become essential to state-regulated Islam and to companies in contemporary Malaysia and Singapore, but also globally. In the rapidly expanding global market for halal products these two countries hold a special position, that is, they are the only two countries in the world where state bodies certify halal products as well as spaces (shops, factories and restaurants) and work processes. In shops around the world, consumers can find state halal-certified products from Malaysia and Singapore. Building on ethnographic material from Malaysia and Singapore, this paper provides an exploration of the role of halal production, trade and regulation. I use ‘zones’ to explain how the global markets for halal comprise divergent zones in which Islam, markets, regulatory institutions and technoscience interact and diverge.

Posted in Upcoming Events.