Latest Past Events

October 2022 Colloquium Dr. Darryl Li presented a paper in relation to his important recent book, The Universal Enemy: Jihad, Empire, and the Challenge of Solidarity (2020; Stanford). The paper reflects on the key themes of this work in relation to ummatic concerns, and in particular, its attempt to “reconstruct a particular way of bringing a vision […]

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 […]