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Central Asia WG • Polymaths of Islam: Power and Networks of Knowledge in Central Asia
October 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
James Pickett, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh, will discuss his just-released book, Polymaths of Islam: Power and Networks of Knowledge in Central Asia (Cornell, 2020). To join the event, please use this Zoom link.
James Pickett is a historian of empire and Islamic authority in Eurasia. His first book project explores transregional networks of Persianate exchange among religious scholars in Bukhara during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His related articles also trace the cultural memory of this era as a subsequent influence on Soviet propaganda in Iran and language ideology in Central Eurasia.
The event is sponsored by the Central Asia Working Group. For all inquiries about the group, please contact Dr. Eren Tasar (firstname.lastname@example.org)