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Rutherford Aris Memorial Lecture

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Marina Rustow, Department of History, Princeton University

Marina Rustow, Department of History, Princeton UniversityJoin us for the 2019 Rutherford Aris Memorial Lecture. Marina Rustow, Department of History, Princeton University, presents Archives, Paper, and the State Under the Fatimids.

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What: Rutherford Aris Memorial Lecture: “Archives, Paper, and the State Under the Fatimids”
Who: Presented by Marina Rustow, Department of History, Princeton University
When: Thursday, February, 28, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, room 120
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About the speaker

Professor Marina Rustow is a social historian of the medieval Middle East and a 2015 MacArthur Fellow, as well as a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow. She works on the Cairo Geniza, a cache of more than 300,000 folio pages preserved in an Egyptian synagogue, some Arabic papyri and paper documents. Her first book was Heresy and the Politics of Community: The Jews of the Fatimid Caliphate (2008).

Rustow’s research centers primarily on Egypt and Syria from the 10th to the 15th centuries. Her work focuses on related questions such as:

  • what makes social and religious groups cohere and fragment;
  • how people demanded justice of the state and facilitated or resisted its extraction of resources;
  • how written documents structured the exercise of power and the creation and maintenance of social bonds;
  • and how reconstructing the concrete details of medieval life demand of the historian a use of the imagination that is rigorous rather than fanciful.

Details

Date:
February 28
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue

Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States

Organizer

University of Minnesota Libraries
Phone:
612-624-4520
Email:
libevent@umn.edu
Website:
http://www.lib.umn.edu