A workshop exploring the construction of secularisms through scholarship on religion and expressions of religiosity, the redefinition of ‘public’ and ‘private,’ ideas of citizenship, and individual subjectivities
Secularism and the Citizen in the Middle East and South Asia
A lecture examining Ataollah Bayezidof's refutation of Ernest Renan's "Islam and Science" with a focus on the central disagreement on the nature of Islamic exceptionalism
Defining Religion and Civilization in Imam Bayezidof's Refutation of Renan
A workshop focusing on the reception, transformation, and reiteration of classical Arabic biographical and autobiographical literature in modern Arabic fiction.
Angle of Vision: Then, Now, and the Arabic Novel
A lecture by Gamal al Ghitany, a renowned Egyptian author, whose short stories and novels have helped shape currents in Arabic fiction over the past four decades.
East West West East: the Literary Lives of an Egyptian Novelist
This workshop examined whether Shiʿism forms a distinct field of research and study, with its own methodological approaches.