Faculty News

MESAAS Ph.D. student Sadegh Ansari and colleagues receive $500,000 grant 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