Faculty News

Columbia University Press publishes Restating Orientalism by Wael Hallaq

July 2018

Debashree Mukherjee has been awarded a Global Humanities grant

April 2018

Debashree Mukherjee has been awarded a Global Humanities grant for the year 2018-2019 for a collaborative project titled “Thinking the Ecological in Media Studies,” along with Dr. Ying Qian (EALAC) and Dr. Brian Larkin (Anthropology). The project conceives of “ecology” as methodology as well as material reality, both fundamentally predicated on the specificities of time and place. With India, China, and Nigeria as their primary sites of study, the lead faculty hope to initiate a broad conversation on campus on the ways in which media condition our sensory environments, the ecologies of media labor and production, and the urgent need to think with “other” media from “other” places.

The full announcement can be viewed here.

Sarah bin Tyeer has been awarded a Global Humanities grant

April 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 by pre-modern Arab scholars, later reconfigured by early-modern orientalist scholars in Europe, and engaged with by modern and contemporary Arab writers, whether in Arabic or in English in order to understand how the Arabic literary canon was conceptualized across space and time, periods and languages.

The full announcement can be viewed here.

$500,000 grant awarded to catalog and digitize Columbia's collection of manuscripts and paintings from the Golden Age of Islam

January 2018

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 invisible to scholars."

The full announcement can be viewed here.

Mahmood Mamdani has been named as a Fellow of the British Academy

October 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 full announcement can be viewed here.

Roni Henig is the recipient of the 2017 A. Owen Aldridge Prize

June 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. Brenner with nuanced reading and brilliant theoretical argumentation.'"

The announcement can be viewed here.

Timothy Mitchell is the recipient of the 2017 Ester Boserup Prize

June 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.

Book launch for Ghalib: Selected Poems and Letters translated by Frances Pritchett and Owen Cornwall

Book Culture on 112th Street

Friday, April 30 at 4pm

Book launch for Fueling Culture edited by Jennifer Wenzel et al.

Book Culture on 112th Street

Friday, April 7 at 7pm

Kai Kresse, Translated by Hassan Mwakimako and Kai Kresse, Guidance (Uwongozi) by Sheikh al-Amin Mazrui: Selections from the First Swahili Islamic Newspaper With a forward by Alamin Mazrui and Hammad M.K. Mazrui

2016

Kai Kresse and Rose Marie Beck, ed. ABDILATIF ABDALLA: POET IN POLITICS

2016

Columbia University Press publishes Ghalib: Selected Poems and Letters translated by Frances Pritchett and Owen Cornwall

March 2017

Fordham University Press publishes Fueling Culture edited by Jennifer Wenzel et al.

January 2017