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Islamic Studies in Scotland: Retrospect and Prospect

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the inaugural lecture of Montgomery Watt as the first Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies in Scotland, the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies in the University of Edinburgh, supported by the Alwaleed Centre, has arranged an evening celebrating and assessing Prof Watt’s work (talks by Professor Carole Hillenbrand of the University of Edinburgh and Prof Fred Donner of the University of Chicago), and a day symposium on ‘Representations of Muhammad’, with talks by Professor Wilferd Madelung (Institute of Ismalili Studies), Dr Nicolai Sinai (University of Oxford), Dr Andreas Goerke (University of Edinburgh), Dr Christiane Gruber (University of Michigan), Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz (University of Edinburgh), and Dr John Tolan (University of Nantes).


The full programme is available at