Rethinking Arabic Cannons: Critical Conversations

  • 208 Knox Hall, Columbia University

This workshop series will revisit the historical construction of a classical Arabic canon and heritage (turath). It initiates a multidisciplinary conversation between established and emerging scholars of the Arabic humanities about how to read the refractions of canons across the pre-modern and modern, the pre-colonial and postcolonial, and the historical and the historicizing. All are welcome to attend.

Speakers and commentators in this first workshop include Ahmed Abdel Meguid (Religion, Syracuse University), Bachir Diagne (Philosophy and French, Columbia University), Angela Giordani (History, Columbia University), Muhsin al-Musawi (MESAAS, Columbia University), Marwa Elshakry (History, Columbia University), and Murad Idris (Politics, University of Virginia).