Sharīʿa Workshop, Middle East Institute


Initiated in 2015, and involving discussions of invited papers from leading scholars, the workshop draws on the unparalleled expertise of Columbia faculty and students and their colleagues in the New York area. The workshop is by invitation only and workshop papers are circulated in advance. Please email if you wish to be put on the workshop invitation list or receive the papers. View past Sharīʿa workshops.


Faculty and Graduate Student Colloquium on Pre-Colonial Africa

A leading forum for the academic study of Islam in Africa, the seminar meets one a month to discuss invited papers from leading scholars. Research networks include the topics of pre-modern trans-African slavery and the Indian Ocean before Western colonization.

MESAAS Department Colloquium

Monthly papers on new research by faculty, visiting scholars and fellows

Program in World Philology

New approaches to the cross-disciplinary study of texts

International History Workshop

A forum for discussion and fostering historical perspectives on international issues of contemporary concern