Professor Maria Subtelny Public Lecture: “Rules for Rulers: Political Ethics in Medieval Islam” on November 20th 2014

Dalhousie University, Mackay History Lecture Series, Halifax, Nova Scotia. The 2014 Mackay History Lecture series will feature on November 20th 2014 a public lecture by internationally renowned Professor Maria Subtelny (Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto). The lecture is entitled “Rules for Rulers: Political Ethics in Medieval Islam”. She will be speaking on the history and culture of medieval Iran and Islam. For more information about the lecture, please visit the Mackay History Lecture website. Professor Subtelny received her PhD degree from Harvard University and has been teaching… Read More

Holberg Prize Symposium 2010: Dr. Natalie Zemon Davis on Decentering History, University of Toronto

Dr. Natalie Zemon Davis, University of Toronto and Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emerita Princeton University In the featured presentation of the 2010 Holberg Symposium, Holberg Laureate Dr. Natalie Zemon Davis delivered a brief yet pithy lecture on the subject of decentering history, local stories and cultural crossings in a global age – an inspiring alternative approach to writing global history in a globalized world. In her presentation, Davis defended the plausibility of writing decentered and local histories as a suitable approach for recounting the past in our global world. The… Read More