Crisis and Renewal in Late Medieval and Early Modern Islamicate History
February 28,2013, 3:30 PM, Encina Hall West, Room 208 (616 Serra Street)
Workshop Series: “Early Modern Publics and Networks”
Roundtable on Crisis and Renewal in Late Medieval and Early Modern Islamicate History
Evrim Binbas (Royal Holloway University of London)
Judith Pfeiffer (University of Oxford)
Evrim Binbas (Royal Holloway University of London) is Lecturer in Early Modern Asian Empires at the Department of History. His research interests focus on the historiography, political thought, and intellectual networks of the fifteenth and sixteenth century Islamic world. He is currently working on an intellectual biography of the Timurid historian Sharaf al-Din ‘Ali Yazdi, who is primarily known as the most influential biographer of Tamerlane.
Judith Pfeiffer (University of Oxford) is Lecturer in Arabic/Islamic History (1000-1500). Her research interests include Islamic history, historiography, and hagiography of the 13th to 16th centuries; conversion processes post-Mongol (13th to 16th century) theology and philosophy; -olitical thought during the later middle period of Islamic history; Buddhism during the Ilkhanid period; and early European scholars in Oriental Studies.