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April 2022

‘Aqām al-ḥajj Fulān’: The Leaders of Abbasid Pilgrimage in the Early Islamic Annalistic Tradition

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
365 Kaplan Hall,

The caliph Hārūn al-Rashīd (d. 193/809) allegedly led the ḥajj nine times over the course of his twenty-three-year reign, in 188/804 he was also the last ʿAbbāsid caliph to lead the pilgrimage rites. The pilgrimage served as a means of legitimation as well as a place of succession and nomination, with Hārūn and his wife Zubayda bt. Jaʿfar (from whence the Darb Zubayda) in particular undergoing extensive infrastructural works on the pilgrimage route. The leaders of the ḥajj – and…

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November 2019

The Uyghur Crisis in China: Adversity, Advocacy, Activism

November 16, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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 CollegeEvents@support.ucla.edu or 310-825-0913 RSVP is necessary Parking instructions provided upon reservation   A panel of experts will discuss the ongoing human rights crisis in northwestern China (Xinjiang/East Turkestan). Panelists will focus on the history of the Uyghur…

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September 2019

Applying for Jobs and Life After the Dissertation

September 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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:  

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May 2019

Multilingualism in Early Islamic Egypt: The View from Papyri

May 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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 administration. This talk traces the three languages’ variable coexistence in a time of political and social change through the papyri and literary sources. Sponsored By:…

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October 2016

I Can Hear The Barbarians

October 6, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NELC Seminar Room (Humanities 365), 365 Humanities
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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September 2016

Undergraduate Ice Cream Social

September 22, 2016 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 pm
NELC Seminar Room (Humanities 365), 365 Humanities
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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April 2016

Kitāb al-Ḥayda and Early Ḥanbalī Creeds

April 25, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm
NELC Seminar Room (Humanities 365), 365 Humanities
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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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 of Ibn Taymiyya (d. 728/1328), as have their influences on the disputational legal writings (jadal al-fiqh) of Ibn ʿAqīl (d. 513/1119). This talk investigates the…

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