Past Event

Brinkley Messick | Spaces of Knowledge: Material Histories of Shari'a Texts

April 10, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Center for Material Histories, NYU

Lecture delivered by Professor Brian Messick for the Silsila spring 2019 lecture series Replication at the Center for Material Histories at NYU.

I offer examples of three types of readings in a formation of Islamic legal texts. The first concerns changing materialities of writing as indices of an epistemic shift; the second examines material analogies across different textual genres; and the third focuses on textual stripping as a mechanism of genre change.