Islamic History Workshop: Forgetting al-Khwarizmi's History

Sponsored by the Middle East Institute

Thursday, December 1

4:10 - 6:00 pm

Columbia University

Room 207, Knox Hall (Second Floor)

606 W. 122nd Street

New York, NY 10027

The Middle East Institute at Columbia University cordially invites you to attend the inaugural session of its new IslamicHistoryWorkshop. 

 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.  *A copy of this chapter will be distributed electronically approximately one week before the workshop. 

Participation in the workshop is not restricted to Columbia affiliates so please feel free to circulate this invitation to other faculty and graduate students who might be interested and to put them in touch with the Middle East Institute (amb49@columbia.edu) if they wish to be added to the mailing list and to receive the paper ahead of the discussion.