I am very excited to participate in the Islamicate Studies Symposium in honor of the 40th anniversary of Marshall Hodgson’s magistral work, The Venture of Islam. The event will be held at the University of Chicago on 18th October 2014. This will surely be an amazing conversation.
The program includes many distinguished speakers, including Asma Afsaruddin (Indiana University Bloomington), Shahzad Bashir (Stanford University), Jonathan Berkey (Davidson College), Evrim Binbaş (Royal Holloway College, University of London), Richard Bulliet (Columbia University), Fred Donner (University of Chicago), Carl Ernst (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Robert Gleave (University of Exeter), Karim Karim (Carleton University), Azim Nanji (Global Centre for Pluralism), Sholeh Quinn (University of California Merced), Tahera Qutbuddin (University of Chicago), Francis Robinson (Royal Holloway College, University of London), Vernon Schubel (Kenyon College), Ernest Tucker (United States Naval Academy), Nargis Virani (The New School), John Voll (Georgetown University), and a keynote address by John Woods (University of Chicago).
A few young stars are also joining the conversation, Thomas Carlson (Oklahoma State University), Hadi Jorati (Ohio State University), Justine Howe (Case Western Reserve University), Younus Mirza (Allegheny College), and Syed Rizwan Zamir (Davidson College).
My paper is titled, “Interpreting Tradition in Islamicate Civilizations.”