The Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies is the central forum for interdisciplinary research and teaching in Islamic Studies at Stanford University. It seeks to facilitate and promote the study of Islamic cultures and societies, including history from the beginnings of Islam to the twenty-first century, systematic study of Islamic social contexts, the religion of Islam in all its internal complexity, and the diversity of human experience as seen in literature and the arts originating in societies affected by Islamic civilizations.
Protest Soundscapes in the Middle East
This talk will explore the Tahrir and Gezi Park protests in light of some recent thinking about crowds and social movements.
Redefining Islamicate Knowledge
In this session of the workshop series, "Literary Cultures of Muslim South Asia", Audrey Truschke discusses Abu al-Fazl's Persian account of Indian learning
Local Poets, Regional Rivals
In this session of the workshop series, "Literary Cultures of Muslim South Asia", Kevin Schwartz discusses Tazkira writing on the periphery of the 19th century Persiauate world.
Women's Empowerment in the Xian Muslim District, China
The talk explores women's empowerment among Chinese Muslims (Hui) living in Xian, China. The speaker evaluates structural, agentive and affective dimensions of women's empowerment based on nearly two decades of research in Xian. (5/23/13)
Islam on the Silk Road
Johan Elverskog gives a talk to problematize the preconceived image that Islam is bad and violent, while Buddhism is good and peaceful. (April 26, 2012)
We the People: Faith and Democracy
The panel focuses on the historical, philosophical, and theological links between democracy, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and Buddhism. (April 12, 2012)