from a Abbasid-era manuscript by Yahyâ ibn Mahmûd al-Wâsiti

Call for papers: Expectations of justice

Call for papers Expectations of justice and political power in the Islamicate world (ca. 600-1500 CE) Leiden University, October 27-29, 2021 In the Islamicate world, as elsewhere, requests for just rule surface constantly as notions of justice are debated and…

Expectations of justice and political power in the Islamicate world (ca. 600-1500 CE)

Expectations of justice and political power in the Islamicate world (ca. 600-1500 CE) Leiden University, October 27-29, 2021 Speakers: Or Amir, Sean Anthony, Nasrin Askari (Keynote), Mustafa Banister, Enki Baptiste, Linda Darling, Sébastien Garnier, Hanna-Lena Hagemann, Najam Haider, Angela Isoldi,…

Call for Papers: Ties of Kinship and the Early Islamic Empire

Call for Papers: Ties of Kinship and the Early Islamic Empire

Call for Papers Ties of Kinship and the Early Islamic Empire Leiden, 6-8 December 2021   We invite submissions for an international conference on the language of kinship in Islamic(ate) societies before the modern period (622–1500 CE). The Embedding Conquest (EmCo)…

Ties of Kinship and the Early Islamic Empire

Leiden, 6-8 December 2021 (NB This conference was moved online due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic) In December we will host an international online conference on the language of kinship in Islamic(ate) societies before the modern period (622–1500 CE). The…

With kind regards: convention, standards and breaking the rules in letter-writing’

With kind regards: convention, standards and breaking the rules in letter-writing’

In 2022 we will organize a lecture series surrounding the theme: ‘With kind regards: convention, standards and breaking the rules in letter-writing’. Whenever one writes a letter, one engages with different kinds of conventions: social conventions dictating the interaction between…

Worlds to discover: manuscripts from the Muslim world A lecture series

Worlds to discover: manuscripts from the Muslim world A lecture series

The Muslim world produced tens of thousands of manuscripts on any imaginable topic – from travel logs and geographical descriptions to accounts of talking trees and great walls that keep monstruous enemies away; from historical accounts about kings and prophets…

Worlds to discover: manuscripts from the Muslim world A lecture series

Worlds to discover: manuscripts from the Muslim world A lecture series

The Muslim world produced tens of thousands of manuscripts on any imaginable topic – from travel logs and geographical descriptions to accounts of talking trees and great walls that keep monstruous enemies away; from historical accounts about kings and prophets…

The Petitioner Osman Hamdi Bey, undated

CFP: A matter of speech: language of social interdependency in the early Islamicate empire (600 – 1500)

For the final conference of the Embedding Conquest: Naturalising Muslim Rule in the Early Islamic Empire (600-1000) project we will focus on the rhetoric of social dependency. How is language used to describe, establish, cancel, exploit, and manipulate relationships in…

Worlds to discover: manuscripts from the Muslim world A lecture series

Worlds to discover: manuscripts from the Muslim world A lecture series

The Muslim world produced tens of thousands of manuscripts on any imaginable topic – from travel logs and geographical descriptions to accounts of talking trees and great walls that keep monstruous enemies away; from historical accounts about kings and prophets…

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