Events and Activities

Explore current and upcoming events and activities happening at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Feb
03
2021

Near Eastern Studies and Digital Scholarship @IAS Joint Lecture

The History of the Arabic Book: A New Chapter
12:00pm|Webinar

It is an exciting time to be thinking about Arabic book history, as many questions are now being re-framed and addressed in ways that speak to a wider field of scholarly investigation. These questions concern, for example, the arguably scant...

Feb
10
2021

Near Eastern Studies Lecture

The European Qur’an: The Qur’ān in European Religious and Cultural History
12:00pm|Webinar

Speakers:
Mercedes García-Arenal (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas [CCHS-CSIC], Madrid)
Jan Loop (Københavns Universitet)
John Tolan (Université de Nantes)
Roberto Tottoli (Universita degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale)

“The European...

Feb
19
2021

IAS Ethiopian Studies Series

The Turn to the Medieval in Ethiopian Studies – The Turn to Ethiopia in Medieval Studies I
12:00pm|ZOOM Meeting

This is the second event of the webinar series IAS Ethiopian Studies

Convenors: Suzanne Akbari (IAS), Aaron Butts (CUA / IAS), Samantha L. Kelly (Rutgers U / IAS), Sabine Schmidtke (IAS)

We are eager to think together about the rich and often...

Feb
24
2021

Near Eastern Studies Lecture

Early Modern European Humanism and the Syriac New Testament
12:00pm|Zoom Webinar

The Syriac Bible (specifically the New Testament) was first printed in Europe in the Early Modern period. The protagonists were European humanists who saw in Syriac holy symbolism. Its closeness to Hebrew gave them the illusion that they can use it...

Mar
17
2021

Near Eastern Studies and Digital Scholarship @IAS Joint Lecture

An Egyptian Sheikh’s Literary World
12:00pm|Webinar

“An Egyptian Sheikh’s Literary World” digitally reconstructs the large book collection of Sheikh Mustafa Salamah al-Najjari (d. 1286/1870), an important intellectual in late Ottoman Egypt. We use the 480 print and manuscript titles and valuations...

Mar
19
2021

IAS Ethiopian Studies Series

The Turn to the Medieval in Ethiopian Studies – The Turn to Ethiopia in Medieval Studies II
12:00pm|ZOOM Meeting

This is the third event of a webinar series IAS Ethiopian Studies

Convenors: Suzanne Akbari (IAS), Aaron Butts (CUA / IAS), Samantha L. Kelly (Rutgers U / IAS), Sabine Schmidtke (IAS)

 We are eager to think together about the rich and often...

Mar
31
2021

Near Eastern Studies Lecture

SICLE: Saadian Intellectual and Cultural Life
François Déroche and Nuria de Castilla
12:00pm

Register in advance for this webinar here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Apr
14
2021

Near Eastern Studies and Digital Scholarship @IAS Joint Lecture

Bibliotheca arabica
12:00pm|Webinar

Speakers:
Verena Klemm (Institute of Arabic Studies, University of Leipzig, Germany)
Stefanie Brinkmann(Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig)
Boris Liebrenz (Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig)
Thomas Efer (Sächsische...

Nov
12
2021

Near Eastern Studies Conference

Ignaz Goldziher and his Correspondents: Islamic and Jewish Studies around the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Convenors:
Hans-Jürgen Becker (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
Kinga Dévényi (Corvinus University of Budapest, and The Oriental Collection of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Sebastian Günther (Georg-August-Universität...

Nov
13
2021

Near Eastern Studies Conference

Ignaz Goldziher and his Correspondents: Islamic and Jewish Studies around the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Convenors:
Hans-Jürgen Becker (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
Kinga Dévényi (Corvinus University of Budapest, and The Oriental Collection of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Sebastian Günther (Georg-August-Universität...