Northwestern University

Mar
11
Mon 3:00 PM

Anthropology Colloquium: Brinkley Messick, Columbia University

When: Monday, March 11, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Where: 1810 Hinman Avenue, 104, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Nancy Hickey   847.467.1507

Group: Anthropology Colloquia and Events

Co-Sponsor(s):
Anthropology Department
Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

The Anthropologist as Reader

My recent book, Sharīʿa Scripts: A Historical Anthropology (Columbia. 2018), offers an interdisciplinary account of a locally situated “formation” of Islamic legal texts, including both doctrinal works, such as law books, and also archival writings, from court transcripts to routine documents, such as contracts. I will survey the book’s ethnographic foundations, foregrounding personalities and research relations—the human circumstances for the emergence of key insights. The emphasis, however, will be on the appropriate methods for a new type of analytic reader: a humanistic social scientist

Co-sponsored by MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICAN STUDIES PROGRAM

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