Current Schedule


Spring 2020

February 4: Caliphal Tribunals and Anarchical Fallacies: Medieval Arabic Petitions from the Cairo Geniza

Marina Rustow, Princeton University


Special Series by Bernard Haykel of Princeton University on“Saudi Arabia: A History of Domination through Culture, Religion and Law”

February 18: “How the Royals Rule” (February 18)
February 25: “Deploying the Wahhabis: Official Religion and the State” (February 25)

March 3 (room 128): “Saudi Islamists from Heroes to Villains” (March 3)the Modern History of Saudi Arabia


March 24 (room 128): Re-writing the History of Islamic Law: Shiism and the Problem of Legal Orthodoxy

 Robert Gleave, Exeter University


April 7: The Language of Authority in early Islam: the evolving meanings of the term Sultan

Hugh Kennedy, SOAS University of London


The Kamel lectures are free, open to the public, and begin at 4:15 pm in the Faculty Lounge, unless otherwise indicated.