Islam in the World Speaker Series


The Early Modern Worlds Initiative and the World History Center present a year-long speaker series titled "Islam in the World".  Four speakers have been invited (one in the fall and three in the spring), each of whom will give a talk as well as chair an informal brown bag session on "perspectives on the field" during their visit.  The full schedule for the series is listed below. 

All events will be held in the Department of History Lounge in 3703 Posvar Hall.  If you would like more information on the series, please contact

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

"Dragomans and the Routes of Orientalism" - Natalie Rothman, University of Toronto

  • Oct 11 - 12:00-1:00pm - Lunch discussion on digital methods
  • Oct 11 - 4:30-6:00pm - Lecture

Monday, February 4th and 5th, 2019

"Shaykh Musa Kamara and the Genealogy of an African Islamic Modernity" - Wendell Marsh, Rutgers University

  • Feb 4 - 4:30-6:00pm - Lecture
  • Feb 5 - 12:00-1:00pm - *Lunch discussion on the state of the field

Monday, March 4th and 5th, 2019

"Safavid Iran and the Christian Missionary Experience: Between Tolerance and Refutation" - Rudi Matthee, University of Delaware

  • Mar 4 - 4:30-6:00pm - Lecture
  • Mar 5 - 12:00-1:00pm - *Lunch discussion on the state of the field

Monday, April 1st and 2nd, 2019

"Idols, Commodities, and Islam" - Faisal Devji, University of Oxford

  • Apr 1 - 4:30-6:00pm - Lecture
  • Apr 2 - 12:00-1:00pm - *Lunch discussion on the state of the field


*catered lunch provided - please RSVP to