The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
At the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the last week of February began with the announcement that Cathy N. Davidson and Ken Wissoker, from Duke and Duke University Press respectively, would be joining our faculty. It […]
Some observations on prophetic history and biography
It might be said that ours is a post-colonial world of neo-imperialism, but the confusion does not end there: describing empires in history, as a growing body of literature teaches us, is no simple thing. What do Islamic historians mean […]
Readers of this volume may well be familiar with the range of tropes, found especially in Arabic biographical dictionaries, which describe a given scholar’s immense learning and erudition, inexhaustible industry, and definitive, comprehensive or trenchant contributions to branches of Islamic […]
Volume One of The New Cambridge History of Islam, edited by Chase F. Robinson, surveys the political and cultural history of Islam from its Late Antique origins until the eleventh century.
What impact do Muslim immigrants and Islamic practices have on the societies they join? What unique challenges do Muslim immigrants face? In both America and Europe, which have welcomed greater numbers of Muslim immigrants than ever before, how is the […]
Watch a video of CUNY’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Speakers include Herman Bennett, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Uday Mehta, Jesse Prinz, David Sorkin, and Anne Stone.
At the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the last week of February began with the announcement that Cathy N. Davidson and Ken Wissoker, from Duke and...
As one western medievalist put it, ‘[t]he natural vice of historians is to claim to know about the past’. Nicholas Howe was lamenting that especially naïve form of positivism that...
The following excerpt is taken from ‘Al-ʿAttāf. b. Sufyān and Abbasid imperialism’ in Festschrift for Ahmad Mahdavi Damghani (Berlin, forthcoming). To read the full article, download the PDF here. It...