Thursday, 2 March 2017

HISTORIAN MARINA RUSTOW TO GIVE TWO PUBLIC LECTURES AT AUC



WHO
Marina Rustow is Khedouri A. Zilkha professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East at Princeton University and the director of the Princeton Geniza Lab. Rustow is a social historian of the medieval Islamic world whose work draws primarily on the unique archive preserved in the Cairo Geniza. Rustow received a MacArthur Grant in 2015 in recognition of her groundbreaking scholarship.
WHAT

Two public lectures, “Digital Tools for Arabic Geniza Documents,” and “Recycled Fatimid State Documents from the Cairo Geniza,” organized by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at The American University in Cairo, in cooperation with Bayard Dodge Foundation. The “Digital Tools for Arabic Geniza Documents” will discuss how recent efforts to digitize Geniza documents have made them more easily accessible than ever before. The “Recycled Fatimid State Documents from the Cairo Geniza,” will shed the light on hundreds—possibly thousands—of medieval documents of state in Arabic script, including decrees, rescripts, petitions, tax receipts and fiscal accounts from the Fatimid period found in the Cairo Geniza.

WHERE and WHEN
“Digital Tools for Arabic Geniza Documents;” Saturday, March 4, 2017; 11:00 am-1:00 pm; Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square.

“Recycled Fatimid State Documents from the Cairo Geniza,” Tuesday, March 7, 2017; 6:00 pm-8:00 pm; Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square.

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