CMES: "The Spread of Sufism and the Creation of a New Landscape of Sacred Sites in Medieval Syria"


Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

Daphna Ephrat

Associate Professor, Islamic and Middle Eastern History, Department of History, Philosophy, and Judaic Studies, Open University of Israel

 Daphna Ephrat is associate professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern History at the Department of History, Philosophy, and Judaic Studies  at the Open University of Israel. Dr. Ephrat received her PhD at CMES in 1993. She is the author of A Learned Society in a Period of Transition (SUNY Press, 2000) and Spiritual Wayfarers, Leaders in Piety (Harvard Middle Eastern Monographs, 2008). She is also the coeditor of Religious Knowledge, Authority, and Charisma: Islamic and Jewish Perspectives (Utah UP, 2014), and coauthor of the Israeli Open University series Introduction to Islam.

 This event is open to the public; no registration required. This event is off the record. The use of recording devices is strictly prohibited.

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