Muzaffar Alam & The New Mughal Historiography

Event time: 
Friday, April 26, 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Humanities Quadrangle, 276 See map
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Please join us for a two-day convening to celebrate the work of Muzaffar Alam.

SCHEDULED PROGRAM

FRIDAY APRIL 26, 2024
1:00 PM: WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
Steven Wilkinson, Nilekani Professor of India and South Asian Studies; Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Henry R. Luce Director, MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies

1:15-2:00 PM: KEYNOTE “THE FOUR LIVES OF MUZAFFAR ALAM”
Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Distinguished Professor of History and Irving & Jean Stone Chair in Social Sciences at UCLA

2:15-3:30 PM: “WORLDS OF MUGHAL HISTORY NOW”
Purnima Dhavan, Giovanni and Amne Costigan Endowed Professor in History, UW Seattle, Washington
Bruce Lawrence, Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Humanities Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Religion, Duke University
Anubhuti Maurya, Associate Professor and Head, Shiv Nadar University
Ayesha Ramachandran, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Yale University

4:00-5:30 PM: KEYNOTE “AN INDIAN APOLOGIA FOR AN ORTHODOX SUNNI ISLAM: THE CASE OF HUJJAT AL-HIND”
Muzaffar Alam, George V. Bobrinsky Professor in South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago

SATURDAY APRIL 27, 2024
10:00 AM-12:00 PM: PANEL I CHAIRED BY TRAVIS ZADEH (YALE)
Discussant: Supriya Gandhi (Yale)
Rajeev Kinra (Northwestern University), Ananya Chakravarti (Georgetown University), Abhishek Kaicker (UC Berkeley), Jane Mikkelson (Yale University)

1:00 PM-3:00 PM: PANEL II CHAIRED BY ASIYA ALAM (LSU)
Discussant: Sonam Kachru (Yale)
Daniel Morgan (Santa Clara University), Anubhuti Maurya (Shiv Nadar University), Sabrina Datoo (Mt. Royal University), Hasan Siddiqui (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

3:30-5:30 PM: PANEL III CHAIRED BY HAJNALKA KOVACS (HARVARD)
Discussant: Manan Ahmed (Columbia)
Purnima Dhavan (UW Seattle), Subah Dayal (New York Univerity), Shariq Khan (University of Chicago), Whitney Cox (University of Chicago)

WITH GRATITUDE TO OUR SPONSORS:
The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund and The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale
Early Modern Studies at Yale
Department of History at Yale
Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Yale
Yale Program in Iranian Studies + Council on Middle East Studies at Yale
The Viscusi Fund of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale
South Asian Studies Council at Yale
Department of History at Columbia

CONTACT JANE MIKKELSON AT JANE.MIKKELSON@YALE.EDU OR MANAN AHMED MA3179@COLUMBIA.FOR ALL MATTERS

Admission: 
Free