Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018

"We cannot forget" — Elizabeth Warren (MLK Jr.)



A Longing for Wide and Unknown Things | The Life of Alexander Von Humboldt



NEW RELEASE: 'A Longing for Wide and Unknown Things: The Life of Alexander von Humboldt' by Maren Meinhardt.

A beautifully written biography of a giant of the nineteenth century, explorer of Latin America and founder of biogeography.

Available here with 25% off using code: MEIN258

Institute for Historical Studies 2018-19 Fellowship


Thursday, January 11, 2018

#FightRacism & #StandUp4HumanRights


Every day, each and every one of us can stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes. Be a human rights champion: #fightracism and stand up for someone’s rights today: http://www.un.org/en/letsfightracism/

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee by Fusion GPS Co-Founder on Trump-Russia Dossier



Nydia Velazquez will be presented with the 2018 Edward R. Roybal Award for Outstanding Public Service

Tunisia’s national intelligence: why “rogue elephants” fail to reform - Review By Ann Wolf

Tunisia’s national intelligence: why “rogue elephants” fail to reform: (2017). Tunisia’s national intelligence: why “rogue elephants” fail to reform. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. Ahead of Print.




Vintage Humour: The Wine Poetry of Abu Nuwas

Vintage Humour: "Abu Nuwas, the pre-eminent bacchic bard of the classical Arabic canon, was loved and reviled in equal measure for his lyrical celebration of Abbasid Baghdad's dissolute nightlife, his cutting satires of religion and the clergy, and the extraordinary range and virtuosity of his literary talent.Vintage Humour contains approximately 120 translations, each replicating the monorhyme scheme of the originals, with commentary where approprate, a brief history of the poet's life and times, and a glossary of the key themes, motifs, and running jokes of the poems themselves. Based on extensive research with both Arabic and English source materials, Vintage Humour is an illuminating collection, of interest to both general and informed readers with an interest in Islamic studies, Arabic literature, and the history of Iraq and the Middle East."

Monday, January 8, 2018

Reconstruction of a Source of Ibn Isḥāq’s Life of the Prophet and Early Qurʾān Exegesis




















































Reconstruction of a Source of Ibn Isḥāq’s Life of the Prophet and Early Qurʾān Exegesis: This important work is a source-critical study of a group of traditions (aḥādīth) found in Ibn Isḥāq's Biography (Sīra) of the prophet Muḥammad, widely considered one of the most important early historical texts on the Prophet's life. Through a meticulous isnād-cum-matn analysis, the author reveals that Ibn Isḥāq relied on Muḥammad b. Abī Muḥammad, a hitherto undocumented source of his. Important new light is also shed on problems with Ibn Hishām’s recension of Ibn Isḥāq’s Sīra.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

How an Act of Hatred United a Texas Community [Good News]

The Alt-Right’s Asian Fetish By AUDREA LIM (01/06/2018)

"In the United States, the model-minority myth grew from Asian-Americans’ mid-20th-century efforts to win civil rights, as the scholar Ellen D. Wu recounts in “The Color of Success.” Previously, Asian-Americans, many with humble roots in rural China, were considered degenerate, subject to lynchings, and forced to live in segregated neighborhoods and attend segregated schools under a regime of discriminatory laws and practices she has called a “cousin to Jim Crow.”"