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Using Documents in the Study of Early Islam: A Brief Introduction
Come hear papyrologist Dr. Naïm Vanthieghem discuss the use of documents, particularly papyri, in the field of Islamic Studies. This informal talk is designed with graduate students in mind and will include ample time for discussion, Q & A, and even trying your hand at deciphering documentary sources. Dr Vantheighem brings experience working directly on papyrus fragments of the Quran, the earliest calendars used by Muslims, and notebooks compiled by students of the early hadith transmitters.
Dr. Naïm Vanthieghem is a Research Scholar at the Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes (IRHT), a division of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. A papyrologist and historian of Egypt who works with Arabic, Coptic, and Greek documents, he earned a PhD from the Free University of Brussels in 2015. He held post-doctoral fellowships from the European Research Council and Princeton University before joining the IRHT in 2017. He is the author of numerous articles in his areas of interest, which include multilingualism, law, scribal practice, early Islam, and governmental administration.
Pizza and refreshments will be served to those who RSVP