LUSSI Lecture: Medicine/Magic of the Imams: Traditions of Healing among Early and Medieval Shīʿa
- Thursday 14 January 2021
It gives us great to pleasure to announce the 2020/21 LUSSI Lecture Series in Shiʿi Studies on the theme Ancient Knowledge in Medieval Islam: Esotericism, Occultism, and Magic.
Adam Bursi is a post-doctoral research fellow at Utrecht University in the ERC project “SENSIS: The Senses of Islam.” His research studies early Islam in dialogue with other late antique religions, focusing on the ways that rituals related to relics, pilgrimage, and healing were interwoven with the formation and performance of communal membership among early Muslims. He has previously held positions as a fellow at the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and as a cataloguer of Syriac and Arabic manuscripts at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library at Saint John's University. His articles have appeared in Studies in Late Antiquity, the Journal of the International Qur’anic Studies Association, and Arabica.