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The Mellon Islamic Studies Initiative is a three-year project, designed to support the expansion and enhancement of the study of Islam at the University of Chicago. Administered by the Divinity School, the initiative is a cross-divisional collaboration, intended to create a sustained campus conversation about the future of Islamic studies.

Mellon Islamic Studies Initiative The University of Chicago

    • Religion & Spirituality

The Mellon Islamic Studies Initiative is a three-year project, designed to support the expansion and enhancement of the study of Islam at the University of Chicago. Administered by the Divinity School, the initiative is a cross-divisional collaboration, intended to create a sustained campus conversation about the future of Islamic studies.

    Angelika Neuwirth: "The Qur'an and the discovery of writing - an epistemic turn in Late Antiquity"

    Angelika Neuwirth: "The Qur'an and the discovery of writing - an epistemic turn in Late Antiquity"

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    Lecture sponsored by the Mellon Islamic Studies Initiative.
    Professor Angelika Neuwirth joined the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in the Fall Quarter 2012. Dr. Neuwirth teaches at the Seminar for Semitic and Arabic Studies of Freie Universität Berlin, and is widely considered to be one of the world’s leading experts in the study of the Quran and Quranic exegesis. Professor Neuwirth will deliver a lecture October 12, and her work will be the subject of a workshop November 9.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Islam, Violence, and the Sacred: Insurgent Shi'ism in Muslim History

    Islam, Violence, and the Sacred: Insurgent Shi'ism in Muslim History

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    Robert Gleave, professor of Arabic Studies at the University of Exeter, speaks at the University of Chicago Divinity School. A specialist in Islamic law, he has recently focused on the process of defining legitimate and illegitimate violence in Islamic legal thought. This lecture was sponsored by the Mellon Islamic Studies Initiative.

    • 1 hr 27 min

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