NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
April 1, 2018
Sarah bin Tyeer has been awarded a Global Humanities grant for the year 2018-2019 for a collaborative project titled “Conceptions and Configurations of the Arabic Literary Canon” along with Dr.Claire Gallien. This project endeavors to look at the conceptions and configurations of the Arabic literary canon as it was conceived
January 1, 2018
$500,000 grant awarded to catalog and digitize Columbia’s collection of manuscripts and paintings from the Golden Age of Islam
The announcement noted: “The Manuscripts of the Muslim World project—supported by a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), which is made possible by funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation—will provide digital access to 576 Islamic manuscripts and 827 paintings that have previously been largely
October 1, 2017
Per the announcement: “Fellows of the British Academy represent the very best of humanities and social sciences research, in the UK and globally. This year’s new Fellows are experts in subjects ranging from feminist theory to the economic development of Africa; medieval history to Indian philosophy and face perception.” The
June 1, 2017
The announcement noted that Professor Mitchell’s work has “influenced fields as diverse as anthropology, history, law, philosophy, cultural studies, and art history. By exploring the origins and limits of many of the key ideas of modernity, Mitchell contributes to the decolonization of political thought.” The announcement can be viewed here.
June 1, 2017
The announcement noted that “Ms. Henig’s essay reveals, as one Aldridge judges expressed it, ‘deep insight and nuanced analysis. By analyzing differences between oral and written word, and offering an excellent analysis of the way rhetorical tropes are inflected by stuttering, it sheds new light on the work of Y.H.