Latest Past Events

September Ummatics Colloquium: Coping with the Modern State

The September 2022 Ummatics Colloquium was held on September 1, 2022, and featured presenter Dr. Jonathan Laurence. Dr. Jonathan Laurence presented a paper in relation to his recent book, Coping with Defeat: Sunni Islam, Roman Catholicism, and the Modern State (2021; Princeton University Press). This important work presents a historical panorama of the Islamic and Catholic […]

August 2022 Colloquium

August 2022 Ummatics Colloquium: Print and the Arabo-Islamic Renaissance Dr. Ahmed El-Shamsy presented a paper in relation to his important recent book, Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition (2020; Princeton). The paper sketches the whys and hows of the ‘Arabo-Islamic Renaissance’: the rediscovery and popularization of classical works of Arabo-Islamic thought and […]

June 2022 Ummatics Colloquium

The June 2022 Ummatics Colloquium was held on Wednesday, June 22 and featured Dr. Asim Qureshi. Dr. Qureshi presented on his essay, ‘The Case against Islamism’ (2022), with responses from Dr. Shadi Hamid, Dr. Khadijah Elshayyal, and Dr. Usaama Al-Azami. In his essay, Dr. Qureshi seeks to problematize the concept of ‘Islamism’ by highlighting […]