Harvard Semitic Museum Rm 201, 6 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
With Mehmet Fatih Arslan, Assistant Professor of Islamic Philosophy at Istanbul University and Postdoctoral Fellow in NELC
A BETTER ARGUMENT FOR GOD'S ATTRIBUTES?
The subject matter of this presentation is the potential boundaries of philosophy- kalām interaction in the context of Sharḥal-ʿaqāīd commentaries and super-commentaries. In the Sharḥal-ʿaqāīd tradition, it is a very common practice to discuss the matter using very sophisticated metaphysical terminology like essence, contingency, necessity, and perpetual existence....
Room 201, Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
The Fatimids, a major empire that ruled over much of Mediterranean North Africa from 909-1171, were brought to power on the heels of an apocalyptic revolution. This talk examines the evolving nature of the Fatimids' apocalyptic symbolism, focusing specifically on how they simultaneously harnessed apocalyptic authority while postponing the immediacy of the end of the world.
Jamel Velji is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Claremont McKenna College....
3rd Floor, Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA
One of the outstanding traditions of the broader Middle East that cuts across historical, linguistic and religious boundaries is poetry. At this lively event, faculty and students affiliated with the NELC department offer original-language renditions of their favorite poems (and a song or two). You will probably not attend a poetry night ever again with readings in more than a dozen languages from India to North Africa, living and dead (one of them for more than four thousand years).
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This year, the Academic Fair for Advising Fortnight will take place in Annenberg on Monday, April 1, from 5pm to 7pm. During this event, Harvard students will have the chance to speak with advisers from all 50 concentrations, including NELC. We hope to see you!
Room S250, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Stree
Dr. Barakatullo Ashurov Visiting Scholar, NELC, Harvard University
Ol’ga Smirnova one of the eminent Russian Orientalist and specialist of Sogdian history and numismatics in one of her studies published in 1957 has highlighted two groups of Sogdian coins one of which had special iconographic difference. She has rightfully identified that this newly observed iconography was a cross and might have association with the Byzantine and hence Christianity. Given the paucity of data at that time she has not returned to the further investigation of these coins. However, in the...
Khaled El-Rouayheb, of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, presents: "The Liar Paradox in 15th Century Shiraz: The Exchange between Sadr al-Din al-Dashtaki and Jalal al-Din al-Dawani"