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Islamic History Workshop

  • Columbia University, Knox Hall Room 207 606 West 122nd Street New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

The Middle East Institute at Columbia University invites you to attend its inaugural session of the Islamic History Workshop. The workshops will regularly feature leading scholars of Islamic history from across periods and regions for detailed discussions of their current research.

For our first session, the first presenter will be Professor Antoine Borrut (University of Maryland and the Patricia Crone member at the Institute for Advanced Study in 2016-17). This workshop will be devoted to a discussion of a chapter entitled "Forgetting al-Khwārizmī’s History" from his current book project (tentatively) called Heaven and History: Astrologers, Religious Scholars, and the Making of Islamic History.  

Participation in the workshop is not restricted to Columbia affiliates. To be added to the mailing list and to receive a copy of the paper in advance of the workshop, please email Astrid Benedek, Associate Director of the Middle East Institute, via email at