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November 2016

The Arabic Freud: Psychoanalysis and Islam in Modern Egypt

November 10, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Presented by Omnia El Shakry, Associate Professor of History at UC Davis What might it mean to think through psychoanalysis and Islam together, not as a problem, but as a creative encounter of ethical engagement? Traversing literatures minor and major, Omnia El Shakry shows how postwar thinkers in Egypt translated and blended psychoanalytic theories with classical Islamic concepts. El Shakry explores how Freudian ideas of the unconscious were crucial to the formation of modern discourses of subje ctivity in fields…

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October 2016

I Can Hear The Barbarians

October 6, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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November 2015

Philosophy in Context: Arabic and Syriac Manuscript Transmissions in the Mediterranean

November 9, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This European funded project aims at understanding the conditions of the reception and transmission of philosophy of Greek tradition in the Arabic and Syriac languages in the geographical frame of the Mediterranean World, and describing the vast amount of philosophical works preserved in libraries around the Mediterranean in a systematic way. The codicological description is integrated in a database that will be open to the scholarly community.

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