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Lecture: “The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue” with Dr. Marina Rustow (Princeton University) (virtual)
October 20, 2021 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Convivencia Lecture Series welcomes Marina Rustow, Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East at Princeton University, to discuss her book, “The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue.”
Marina Rustow is an American historian and the Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East at Princeton University. She is a 2015 MacArthur Fellow. Her work focuses on the study of Judeo-Arabic documents found in the Cairo geniza and the history of Jews in the Fatimid Caliphate. Rustow received a B.A. (1990) from Yale University and two master’s degrees (1998), an M.Phil. (1999), and a Ph.D. (2004) from Columbia University. She taught at Emory University (2003-2010) and Johns Hopkins University (2010-2015) prior to joining the faculty of Princeton University, where she is currently a professor in the Departments of Near Eastern Studies and History and director of the Princeton Geniza Lab. She is the co-editor of Jewish Studies at the Crossroads of Anthropology and History: Authority, Diaspora, Tradition (2011) and has published scholarly articles in such journals as Past & Present, Jewish History, al-Qantara, Mamlūk Studies Review, and Ginzei Qedem: Geniza Research Annual.
Sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES), Duke Islamic Studies Center, Duke University Middle East Studies Center, The Religions and Public Life Initiative at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, and Romance Studies.
Wednesday, November 3 | 3:30 p.m.