Videos

The Author's Voice, Angels Hastening: The Karbalāʾ Dreams, Christopher Clohessy, resident faculty member of Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI), and visiting lecturer at the Pontifical Beda College also in Rome. Hosted by Sabine Schmidtke (School of Historical Studies, IAS) and George A. Kiraz (School of Historical Studies, IAS and Editor-in-Chief, Gorgias Press) in cooperation with Angelos Chaniotis (School of Historical Studies, IAS).  (March 10, 2022).

https://www.ias.edu/video/angels-hastening-karbala-dreams

 

"From Compilation to Indexing: Tracing the Practice of Early Modern Orientalist Scholarship", Paul Babinski (University of Copenhagen), hosted by Sabine Schmidtke (IAS, School of Historical Studies). (February 16, 2022). 

https://www.ias.edu/video/compilation-indexing-tracing-practice-early-m…

 

Gotha Manuscript TalksWebinar series about oriental manuscripts convened by the Gotha Research Library.  Manuscripts play a role in diverse academic fields, among them Philology, History, Art History, Theology, Religious Studies, Library Science and Museology, Translation Studies, even Natural Sciences (e.g., radio carbon dating), and Computer Science (e.g., “Digital Humanities”). They change approaches in these and other fields, consolidate and modify expert knowledge, and challenge researchers in different ways. We invite experts to the Gotha Manuscript Talks to present their ongoing research, and discuss with them how particular manuscripts have changed their view of their objects of study. Based on manuscripts written in Arabic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish, Syriac, Ethiopic, Hebrew, and many other “oriental” languages, together with our experts we trace processes of knowledge reception, or, alternatively, ask why certain kinds of knowledge were forgotten. 

November 17, 2021: "Martin Schreiner (1863-1926) between the Study of Islam and the Science of Judaism" by Prof. Dr. Sabine Schmidtke (Princeton) 
November 3, 2021: "Verborgene Literaturgeschichte: Ismailitische Sammelhandschriften aus Syrien" by Prof. Dr. Verena Klemm (Leipzig)
October 20, 2021: "Eine Handschriftensammlung als Spiegel ihrer Besitzer. Was die arabischen Handschriften der Kustodie des Heiligen Landes in Jerusalem über das Interesse der Franziskanermönche an ihrer Lebensumwelt verraten" by Dr. Carsten Walbiner
October 6, 2021: "Book Culture in Nineteenth-Century Egypt through the Lens of Seetzen’s Manuscript Collection" by Prof. Dr. Ahmed El Shamsy (Chicago) 
April 28, 2021: "Arabische Buchkultur im 9. Jahrhundert" by Prof. Dr. Beatrice Gründler (Berlin)
April 14, 2021: "Die Briefsammlung des Valis von Habesch-Dschidda" by Prof. Dr. Henning Sievert (Heidelberg)
March 24, 2021: "Die Bibel auf Arabisch? Ein Blick in frühe Handschriften" by Prof. Dr. Ronny Vollandt (München)
March 10, 2021: "Die Bücher des Burhan al-Dins - Bibliotheksarchäologie und Buchkultur im mamlukischen Jerusalem" by Prof. Dr. Konrad Hirschler (Berlin)

https://www.uni-erfurt.de/en/gotha-research-library/library/current-eve… 

 

The Author's Voice: Ash‘arism Encounters Avicennism: Sayf Al-Dīn Al-Āmidī (d. 631/1233) on CreationLaura Hassan, Associate Faculty Member, Faulty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. Hosted by Sabine Schmidtke (School of Historical Studies, IAS) and George A. Kiraz (School of Historical Studies, IAS and Editor-in-Chief, Gorgias Press) in cooperation with Angelos Chaniotis (School of Historical Studies, IAS).  (December 9, 2021).

https://www.ias.edu/video/asharism-encounters-avicennism-sayf-al-din-al…

 

The Author's Voice: "Sasanian Iran: A Personal View", Michael R. Jackson Bonner, Canadian writer, political adviser and independent historian of Iran. Hosted by Sabine Schmidtke (School of Historical Studies, IAS) and George A. Kiraz (School of Historical Studies, IAS and Editor-in-Chief, Gorgias Press) in cooperation with Angelos Chaniotis (School of Historical Studies, IAS). (September 16, 2021).

https://www.ias.edu/video/sasanian-iran-personal-view

 

The Author's Voice: "The Goddess Isis and the Kingdom of Meroe", Solange Ashby, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Barnard College. Hosted by Sabine Schmidtke (School of Historical Studies, IAS) and George A. Kiraz (School of Historical Studies, IAS and Editor-in-Chief, Gorgias Press) in cooperation with Angelos Chaniotis (School of Historical Studies, IAS). (June 17, 2021).

https://www.ias.edu/video/goddess-isis-and-kingdom-meroe

 

"Beyond Ethiopia: The Islamic Intellectual History of the Horn of Africa." IAS Medieval Studies and Near Eastern Studies Joint Lecture. Part of the IAS Ethiopian Studies Series convened by Suzanne Akbari (IAS), Aaron Butts (CUA/IAS), Samantha L. Kelly (Rutgers U/IAS), Sabine Schmidtke (IAS). (May 20, 2021).

https://www.ias.edu/video-tags/beyond-ethiopia-islamic-intellectual-his…

 

"Simtho: The Syriac Thesaurus, Beta II." Launch of a Syriac textual corpus portal hosted by Sabine Schmidtke and George A. Kiraz from the Institute for Advanced Study. (April 23, 2021).

https://www.ias.edu/video/simtho-syriac-thesaurus 

 

"Bibliotheca Arabica - A Digital Home for the Arabic Manuscript Tradition," Verena Klemm (Institute of Arabic Studies, University of Leipzig, Germany), and Stefanie BrinkmannBoris LiebrenzThomas Efer (Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig). Co-hosted by Sabine Schmidtke (IAS, School of Historical Studies) and María Mercedes Tuya (IAS, Digital Scholarship). (April 14, 2021).

https://www.ias.edu/video/bibliotheca-arabica-digital-home-arabic-manus… 

 

"Castle to Castle: The Saadian Library in the El Escorial Collection," François Déroche (Collège de France, PSL, Paris) and Nuria de Castilla (École Pratique des Hautes Études, PSL, Paris), hosted by Sabine Schmidtke (IAS, School of Historical Studies). (March 31, 2021).

https://youtu.be/EnvBgC8FK6w  

 

"Scholarly Correspondences: A Window into the DNA of Scholarship". A talk by Sabine Schmidtke, Professor, School of Historical Studies for the IAS Virtual Events Series. (March 26, 2021).

https://youtu.be/yfmsFNR2Ubc

 

The Author's Voice Inaugural Talk: "The Road to the Quran Keyword Database", Elie Wardini, Professor of Arabic, Department of Asia, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies, Stockholm University. Hosted by Sabine Schmidtke, School of Historical Studies, IAS and George A. Kiraz, School of Historical Studies, IAS and Editor-in-Chief, Gorgias Press. (March 25, 2021)

https://youtu.be/LjQIUc-liBA

 

"Early Modern European Humanism and the Syriac New Testament," a lecture by George A. Kiraz (IAS School of Historical Studies and Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute), hosted by Sabine Schmidtke (IAS, School of Historical Studies). (February 24, 2021). 

 https://youtu.be/vZPXWB1Tz_w

 

"The European Qur’an: The Qur’ān in European Religious and Cultural History," a lecture by  Mercedes García-Arenal (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas [CCHS-CSIC], Madrid), Jan Loop (Københavns Universitet), John Tolan (Université de Nantes) and Roberto Tottoli (Universita degli Studi di Napoli L'Orientale), hosted by Sabine Schmidtke (IAS, School of Historical Studies). (February 10, 2021).

View the individual presentations here.

 

"The History of the Arabic Book: A New Chapter," a lecture by Mathew Barber (The Aga Khan University, KITAB), Lorenz Nigst (The Aga Khan University, KITAB), Sarah Bowen Savant (The Aga Khan University-ISMC), Peter Verkinderen (The Aga Khan University, KITAB). Co-hosted by Sabine Schmidtke (IAS, School of Historical Studies) and María Mercedes Tuya (IAS, Digital Scholarship). (February 3, 2021).

https://youtu.be/Z6KkpF3-73U

 

The Egyptian Army in the Six-Day Arab-Israeli War, a lecture by Khaled Fahmy (IAS School of Historical Studies and University of Cambridge), hosted by Sabine Schmidtke (IAS, School of Historical Studies). (November 11, 2020). 

https://youtu.be/3FY88KXQNqc

 

Hidden gem of a bygone era: A polythematic work from Rasulid era, a lecture by Kinga Dévényi (Corvinus University of Budapest, and The Oriental Collection of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences). Co-hosted by Sabine Schmidtke (IAS, School of Historical Studies) and María Mercedes Tuya (IAS, Digital Scholarship). (October 28, 2020).

https://youtu.be/3NaM2ifar9U

 

Maghribi Theology in Manuscript: Reason, Belief, and the Common Folk,” a lecture by Caitlyn Olson (Harvard University) and Jan Thiele (CSIC, Madrid), hosted by Sabine Schmidtke (IAS, School of Historical Studies). (October 21, 2020).

https://youtu.be/sH-9UAAhzpU

 

"The Zaydi Manuscript Tradition Project: A Collective Endeavor of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Collaboration with Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML)". Talk presented by Sabine Schmidtke in the framework of IAS Webinar: Digitization at IAS (April 29, 2020).

https://youtu.be/CzdtSgE6eus

 

Iran at the Crossroads of Civilizations: Scholars and Lawyers Speaking about Iranian History and Cultural Heritage. A Panel Discussion.
The panel "Iran at the Crossroads of Civilizations: Scholars and Lawyers Speaking about Iranian History and Cultural Heritage" showcases the incredibly rich cultural heritage of Iran beyond political considerations. Sponsored by Sabine Schmidtke, Professor of Islamic Intellectual History at the IAS.
January, 27, 2020

https://www.ias.edu/video/icc/2020/0127

 

Islamic Manuscript Traditions
A talk by Sabine Schmidtke at the occasion of the spring meeting of the IAS Board of Trustees
Sabine Schmidtke, Professor, School of Historical Studies, IAS
May 2, 2019

https://www.ias.edu/video/sabine/2019/0521-SabineSchmidtke

 

The Visual Culture of Iranian Twelver-Shiism in the Qajar Period
Ulrich Marzolph, Georg-August-University, Göttingen
December 7, 2017

https://www.ias.edu/video/stlee/2017/1207-UlrichMarzolph

 

Friends Talk with Sabine Schmidtke
Sabine Schmidtke, Professor, School of Historical Studies, IAS
October 13, 2017

https://www.ias.edu/video/friends/1013-SabineSchmidtke

 

Remembering Patricia Crone
Diana Frank, Thomas Frank, Michael Cook, Judith Herrin, Carol Bakhos, Emma Gannagé, Carmela V. Franklin, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Nicola Di Cosmo
October 24, 2015

https://www.ias.edu/video/crone-remembrance

 

Muslim Perceptions and Receptions of the Bible
Sabine Schmidtke, Professor, School of Historical Studies
October 27, 2014

https://www.ias.edu/video/schmidtke-lecture

 

The “Late Antique Qur’an”: Jewish-Christian Liturgy, Hellenic Rhetoric, and Arabic Language
Angelika Neuwirth, Freie Universität Berlin
June 3, 2009

https://www.ias.edu/video/Late-antique-quran