Online Short Course: Introduction to the Study of Islam and Muslims


About The Event

Date: June 9-25, 2021 @ 15:00 – 17:00 (GMT)

Venue: Online (via Zoom)

Organizer:  Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations

Part of AKU-ISMC’s Muslim Culture and Societies 2021 online short course series

The course provides an introduction to the development of Islamic thought and institutions from the seventh century to the present day. It surveys basic sources and terminologies as well as providing an introduction to major trends in scholarship. It asks when, and on what basis, different actors seek to make generalizations about Muslims (and, by implication, non-Muslims), and whether such generalizations can ever be valid.

Professor Philip Wood is a historian of the Middle East. He has written on the histories of religious minorities in the caliphate and on the experience of Muslims as minorities in Britain. Together with Leif Stenberg, he is currently editing a volume on the Politics of Islamic Studies and he is also editing a second volume on Muslim and non-Muslim religious minorities in the Abbasid caliphate. His third monograph, on the Abbasid-era intellectual Dionysius of Tel-Mahre, is forthcoming with Princeton University Press in 2021.

Source: The Aga Khan University

  • Cost: Free
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