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Islamicate Cultures and Histories in a Global Context Lecture Series

Islamicate Cultures and Histories in a Global Context Lecture Series for Spring 2013

The series is designed to illuminate the interconnected world of people and ideas influenced by Islam, defined as a cultural rather than a merely religious construct.
We hope to see you there!


Friday, February 15, 5pm, Miller 1082

  • Nile Green (History, UCLA)
  • “Making Muslim Sense of Japan: Anti-Colonial Japanophilia and the Constraints of a Muslim Japanology, c. 1890-1930”

Thursday, February 28, 5pm, James Blair 206

  • Ayfer Karakaya-Stump (History, W&M)
  • "Why were the Kizilbash Persecuted? Ottoman Confessionalization and Kizilbash/Alevi Communities in the 16th Century and After"

Thursday, March 21, 5pm, James Blair 206

  • Chitralekha Zutshi (History, W&M)
  • "Past as Tradition, Past as History: Sanskrit Narratives in Kashmir's Persian Historical Tradition, 17th-19th centuries"

Friday, April 12, 5pm, Tyler 201

  • Alan Mikhail (History, Yale U.)
  • "Brute Force: Livestock and Labor in Ottoman Egypt, 1750-1850"

Thursday, April 25, 5pm, James Blair 206

  • Zohra Beben (Anthropology, W&M)
  • "The Moral Landscape in Islamicate Tajikistan: Soviet Legacies and Post-Soviet Realities"