This workshop endeavors to expand the understanding of invisible entities in Islamic cosmology and Muslim societies across the longue durée. It brings together scholars 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 and Southeast Asia.

Scholars interested in attending this program can contact the institute on

Convened by
  • Erin Pettigrew, Assistant Professor of History and Arab Crossroads Studies, NYUAD
  • Scott Reese, Professor, Islamic and World History, Northern Arizona University
  • Terenjit Sevea, Assistant Professor, South Asian Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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