Herbert P. Lefler Fall Lecture: Shahzad Bashir
Indian Knowledge as Resource for Rethinking the Genesis of Modern History
Our distinguished lecturer, Dr. Shahzad Bashir is the Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Humanities and Professor of History and Religious Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. He also serves as an associate editor of the journal History and Theory: Studies in the Philosophy of History.
Dr. Bashir's most recent book is A New Vision for Islamic Pasts and Futures, a digital publication whose custom-designed interface performs the argument it is presenting. His earlier published work has been concerned with temporality, poetry, the study of Sufism and Shi’ism, messianic movements originating in Islamic contexts, and religious representations of corporeality.