University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Mellon Fellows Symposium (with Nizar Hermes, Christina Mobley, Murad Idris)

February 16, 2018

IHGC Presents 

Mellon Fellows Symposium

Friday February 16, 2018

9:30am - 1:30pm


9:30 am - 10:30 am

Nizar Hermes, Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures

"Ibn Sharaf (d. 1067)’s Elegy for the City of Qayrawan"


10:30 am - 11:30 am

Christina Mobley, Assistant Professor of History

"Vodou History: the Kongo History of the Haitian Revolution"


11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Murad Idris, Assistant Professor of Politics

"Reading Ibn Tufayl in the Modern Middle East: Philosophy, Colonialism, and Political Fantasies"


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Homer Statue
Wilson 142
9:30 am - 1:30 pm