From the household of Muhammad, across the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates, to the world of contemporary art, women in the Islamic world have both benefitted from and directed patronage networks. This talk will examine the ways in which their histories have impacted and been shaped by ideas of religious and social authority in Islamic civilisations.
Dr Roja Fazaeli is Assistant Professor of Islamic Civilisations at Trinity College Dublin and Warden of Trinity Hall. Dr Fazaeli has published widely on the subjects of Islamic feminisms, female religious authorities, women’s rights in Iran, and the relationship between human rights and religion. She is the author of Islamic Feminisms: Rights and Interpretations Across Generations in Iran and is currently on the editorial board of the journal Religion and Human Rights and is the chairperson of the Immigrant Council of Ireland.
The talk will be followed by a wine reception
Location: Lecture Theatre Chester Beatty