Islamic Studies Workshop Schedule Fall 2021


About The Event

Islamic Studies Workshop Schedule Fall 2021

Date: October 6 – November 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm (CST)

Venue: Online (via Zoom)

Organized by: University of Chicago

The Islamic Studies Workshop provides a forum for graduate students from various disciplines and areas of study to share what they know about Islam and Muslims in a way that is not methodologically, geographically, or temporally bound.  We examine a variety of phenomena (political, social, philosophical, artistic, scientific, economic, etc.) through the lens of Islamic traditions. The Islamic Studies workshop provides students with a space in which to explore how Islam informs singular historical events and shapes societies as the primary object of inquiry.

Fall 2021 Schedule:

• Wednesday, October 6, 2021: “Race and Marvel in Zakariya al-Qazwini’s 13th c. ‘Aja’ib al-makhluqat (The Wonders of Creation).” Alexa Herlands. History, University of Chicago.

• Wednesday, October 20, 2021: “Bloody Wrath and Healing Touches: Joseph and his Brothers in Early Twelver Shī‛ī Tafsīr.” Adi Shiran. Divinity School, University of Chicago.

• Wednesday, November 3, 2021: “The Arabic Particle lan.” Ahmed Ghani.  NELC, University of Chicago.

• Wednesday, November 17, 2021:  Title TBA. Manpreet Kaur. Religion, Columbia University.

Readings will be circulated on the Listserv a week prior to discussion.

In the interest of accessibility, all meetings will be held via Zoom, at 1pm CST and last for about an hour.

Zoom Link:

Password: islam

If you are interested in presenting in the Winter or Spring Quarter of 2022, please email Alexa Herlands at

Source: Islamic Studies Workshop

  • Cost: Free
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Our Speakers

Adi Shiran
Ahmed Ghani
Alexa Herlands
Manpreet Kaur
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