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October 1 Event: Lecture on Ottoman Law by Guy Borak

Thursday, October 1, 2015 Time: 4-6 pm Place: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 318 Lecture Title: Evidentiary Truth Claims, Imperial Registers (Defters), and the Ottoman Archive: Contending Legal Views of Archival and Record-Keeping Practices in the Ottoman Empire (17th-19th centuries). This Read More …

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October 5 Event: Lecture on legal construction of Muslim identity by Lena Salaymeh

Monday, October 5, 2015 Time: 4-6 pm Place: 4 Bancroft, Room 200 Title: “Taxing citizens: socio-legal constructions of late antique Muslim identity”  Abstract: The regulations pertaining to Islamic charity taxation illuminate underappreciated dimensions of how Muslims defined identity boundaries in Read More …

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October 22 Event: Lecture on the Qur’an by Professor Devin Stewart

Thursday, October 22, 2015 Time: 4-6 pm Place: 4 Bancroft Avenue, Room 200B Title: “Anomalous Rhymes and What They Tell Us: Rhyme, Rhythm, and Form as Criteria for Verse Divisions in the Qur’an” Abstract: Professor Stewart is working on a book on Read More …

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November 5 Event: Lecture on Materiality and Islamic Art by Professor Christiane Gruber

Thursday, November 5, 2015 Time: 4-6 pm Place: University College (UC140) Title: “Violence and its Material Vestiges: The Martyrs’ Museum in Tehran” Abstract: The Central Martyrs’ Museum in Tehran is the largest cultural repository in Iran containing personal artifacts and arts Read More …

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November 19 Event: Lecture on local identity in contemporary Indonesia by Dr. Elizabeth Pisani

Thursday, November 19, 2015 Time: 4-6pm Place: TBD Title: “Sultans Rising: The reinvention of local identity in contemporary Indonesia” Abstract: For the first 55 years of its existence, Indonesia’s leaders used a centralised bureaucracy to try to keep the country’s Read More …

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