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Masterclass 1 | Can emotions make history? Textual Evidence

  • Karen Bauer
Wednesday 7 March 2018
Register by email: lucis@hum.leidenuniv.nl
LUCIS Spring Fellow 2018: Karen Bauer
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

Spring fellow Karen Bauer | Masterclasses

These masterclasses are given in conjunction with LUCIS visiting fellow Karen Bauer's lectures on emotional rhetoric in the Qur'an. During the masterclasses, participants dive deeper into the themes discussed at the lectures and will have a chance to actively engage with Karen Bauer and the material at hand.

Can Emotions Make History? Early Islamic Conversion, Migration, and Conquest

Why should we bother with the historical study of emotions? This masterclass examines the centrality of the emotional experience to narratives of conversion, migration, and conquest within the text of the Qur’an and sīra (biography of the Prophet). These texts set up the expectation of an emotional response to God’s message and to the experience of the early Muslim community. Furthermore, emotive themes in the Qur’an are fulfilled in emotive scenes in the sīra literature. This masterclass makes the case that emotion plays an important role in the way these stories are remembered and recorded.

Joining the masterclass

Would you like to participate in this masterclass? Advanced BA students, MA students and PhD's are welcome to join. Send an email to lucis@hum.leidenuniv.nl to register and you will receive the readings for the course(s). 

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