Kitāb al-Ḥayda and Early Ḥanbalī Creeds

NELC Seminar Room (Humanities 365) 365 Humanities, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Among Islamic groups, Sunnī traditionalists, especially Ḥanbalīs, were strongly opposed to kalām (dialectical theology). Their condemnation of kalām was such that it became an established article of their creeds. Notwithstanding this official condemnation, there is evidence in their writings that they practiced kalām. For example, Ḥanbalī practices of kalām have been examined in the work...

I Can Hear The Barbarians

NELC Seminar Room (Humanities 365) 365 Humanities , Los Angeles, CA, United States

Multilingualism in Early Islamic Egypt: The View from Papyri

Kaplan 365

After Arab armies conquered Egypt in the mid-seventh century, the country's linguistic landscape changed only gradually. Greek, preeminent for centuries as a language of high culture and governance, faded as Arabic advanced to fill these niches. Coptic, which until then had functioned largely as a vernacular, became in its turn a language of culture and...

Applying for Jobs and Life After the Dissertation

Kaplan Hall 365

Join NELC faculty Dr. Cate Bonesho, Dr. Kara Cooney, and Dr. Bill Schniedewind for a workshop and discussion of applying for jobs and life after the dissertation.   Event Flyer RSVP Below:  

The Uyghur Crisis in China: Adversity, Advocacy, Activism

Royce 314

Event Flyer A public event sponsored by the UCLA Islamic Studies Program, the Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES), and the UCLA Promise Institute for Human Rights Saturday, November 16, 2019 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. UCLA Campus, Royce Hall, Room 314 RSVP to or 310-825-0913 RSVP is necessary Parking instructions provided upon reservation  ...