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November 9 Friday

Marshall Hodgson and the Contested Idea of a Discernible Islamic Civilization

  • Friday, November 9, 2018 (All Day)
  • SLB Room 129
  • Open To The Public
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9:30 am – 12:00 pm   

The Troubling Triumph of the West?

Richard Bulliet, Columbia University

Critiquing Orientalism: Marshall Hodgson and Edward Said

Richard Eaton, University of Arizona

Hodgson, Cores, and Modernity

Wael Hallaq, Columbia University

Hodgson’s Great Transmutation: Some Reflections on the Great Question

Bruce Lawrence, Duke University

Hodgson on Core-Periphery: Some general reflections related to Shahab Ahmed and a post-Weberian view of the modern West

Moderator:        Hedayat Heikal, American University in Cairo

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Lunch and Keynote

David Nirenberg, University of Chicago

Hodgson’s “The Historian as Theologian”: A Manifesto on the Use and Abuse of History

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The Quilt of Islam

Ahmed El-Shamsy, University of Chicago

Concepts and their Consequences: Revisiting Hodgson’s Islam/Islamicate Distinction

Nile Green, UCLA

From ‘Persianate Zone’ to ‘Persianate World’: Thinking with Hodgson Fifty Years On

Carole Hillenbrand, University of Edinburgh

‘The View from Above’: Muslim Perceptions of the Turks of Syria and the Jazira in the Period 1070 to 1176

Kevin van Bladel, Yale University

The First Institution of Islamic Civilization: Chicago, 1956

Moderator:        Frank Griffel, Yale University

This symposium is free and open to the public. The papers to be discussed are to be read in advance as they will not be presented. Because they are drafts, they are not to be shared or published without the author’s express consent. To receive them, contact bradley.hayes@yale.edu.


Sponsoring Organization(s)

The Abdullah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization