Islam and Asia: A History. A Chats in the Stacks book talk with Chiara Formichi

February 19, 2021

Islam and Asia: A History

A Chats in the Stacks book talk with Chiara Formichi

FRIDAY, February 19, 2021

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Zoom webinar; register at: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MruGCTsISP2-SG74D-lVUA

Asia is central to global Islam’s development as a religious, social and political reality, according to Chiara Formichi, associate professor in the Department of Asian Studies.

In a live, virtual Chats in the Stacks book talk, Formichi will discuss her latest book Islam in Asia: A History (Cambridge University Press, 2020) which explores the ways in which intertwined histories, societies and cultures have shaped both Islam and Asia from the seventh century to today, including conceptions of power, the sciences, arts, and bureaucracy. Rich in illustrations, maps, insets, and primary sources, the book serves both as an in-depth exploration of the subject and a primer for those curious about Islamic history.

A live, moderated question and answer session will follow the talk. The audience is encouraged to submit questions via the chat window in the webinar.

Please register through the following link:
https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MruGCTsISP2-SG74D-lVUA.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Save the date for additional Chats in the Stacks book talks scheduled for the spring 2021 semester:

Feb 19:  Islam and Asia: A History, Chiara Formichi

Feb 23:  Sporting Blackness: Race, Embodiment, and Critical Muscle Memory on Screen, Samantha N. Sheppard

Mar 24: How to Tell a Joke: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor, Michael Fontaine

Apr 2: The Constants of the Motion, Roald Hoffmann

Apr 15: Our Changing Menu: Climate Change and the Foods We Love and Need, Michael Hoffmann, Carrie Koplinka-Loehr,  Danielle Eiseman, Lindsey Potoff

For details and registration links: library.cornell.edu/about/events/booktalks

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