About Princeton Islamic Studies Colloquium

  Fall 2017 Events



Next Event: Wednesday, October 18
"“The Fortifications of the Tribe of Aws”"

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Jones 102
Presenter: Yaara Perlman (NES)
Professor Michael Cook (NES)

A light lunch will be served.


About the PISC

The Princeton Islamic Studies Colloquium is a forum for discussion and peer review of graduate students' research projects and guest scholars' works-in-progress in the field of Islamic Studies. The Islamic Studies Colloquium formed in the spring of 2009 with the hope of encouraging an interdepartmental discussion and circulation of ideas among graduate students and professors with an interest in Islamic Studies.

The colloquium meets once or twice a month over lunch to discuss a pre-circulated paper, and all attendees are expected to have read and reflected on the paper beforehand. A discussant initiates the conversation with a summary of the work in progress' main argument, taking care to identify what the piece contributes to current scholarship as well as the potential for further development. Following the author's response, a moderator conducts an hour of mediated discussion. The forum is led and organized by graduate students.

PISC is supported by the generosity of Princeton University's Department of Religion, the Department and Program of Near Eastern Studies and the Center for the Study of Religion.

Please contact pisc@princeton.edu for more information.


Fall Schedule 2017

             All meetings will take place on Wednesday in Jones 102 at 12pm unless otherwise noted. A light lunch will be served.

October 11, *12:20 Start Time*: Samin Rashidbeigi (NES)

"The Story of a Wall: Tied Histories of Shahr-i Naw, Tehran's Red-Light District, and the 1953 Coup"

Discussant: Professor Daniel Sheffield (NES)

October 18:  Yaara Perlman (NES)

“The Fortifications of the Tribe of Aws”

Discussant: Professor Michael Cook (NES)

October 25: Nadirah Mansour (NES)

“The Emergence of the 'Global' in the Arabic Language Press”

Discussant: Julian Weideman (HIS)

November 8: Deborah Schlein (NES)

“Cool and Calming as the Rose: Pharmaceutical Texts as Tools of Regional Medical Practices in Mughal and Colonial India”

Discussant: Professor Anthony Grafton (HIS)

November 29: Lindsey Stephenson (NES)

“Crossing the Gulf: Migrations from Southern Iran to the Arab Coast, 1900-1950”

Discussant: TBD

December 6, *12:30 Start Time*: Jelena Radovanovic (NES)

“The Sale of Ciftliks and an Afterlife of the Ottoman Agrarian Law in Post-1878 Nis”

Discussant: Professor Ekaterina Pravilova (HIS)


2017-2018 PISC Keynote Address