Timothy Gutmann’s talk has three parts: discussing modern social and political work that he is calling progressive power, exploring visions of universal education of 19th and 20th-century Egyptian ʿulamāʾ, and understanding the changes these made to older norms of knowledge and learning. The presentation asks to think beyond the opposition of old and new and about modernizing processes understand and use tradition.
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2016
Time: 6:00pm Reception; 6:30pm Talk
Where: Conference Hall, Main Bldg, American Islamic College