Histories of the Unseen


WHEN March 4, 2016
WHERE New York WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York By Invitation Interested scholars please contact nyuad.programs@nyu.edu

This workshop endeavors to expand understandings of invisible entities in Islamic cosmology and Muslim societies across the longue durée. It will bring together historians, scholars of Islam, and anthropologists whose work spans the geographic and temporal scope of Islamic history from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century with a focus on regional connectivities between Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and Southeast Asia. The goal of the workshop is to generate a methodological and theoretical framework arguing for the importance of Muslim understandings of the universe that shape how believers articulate their social and political lives.

Convened by
  • Terenjit Sevea, Assistant Professor of South Asian Studies, University of Pennsylvania
  • Erin Pettigrew, Assistant Professor of History and Arab Crossroads Studies, NYUAD
  • Scott Reese, Professor of History, Northern Arizona University

Join our events mailing lists

Always be the first to know about what's going on in our community. Sign up for one of our newsletters and receive information on a wide variety of events such as exhibition, lectures, films, art performances, discussions and conferences.

Join The Arts Center events mailing list Join The Institute events mailing list Join The Art Gallery events mailing list Join The StartAD events mailing list