Medieval “Gypsies”: The Ghurabā’ People, Speakers of SÄ«n

Event time: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Luce Hall (LUCE), 202 See map
34 Hillhouse Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Event description: 

Kristina Richardson is Assistant Professor of History at Queens College and Deputy Director of the Middle Eastern Studies master’s program at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is the author of Difference and Disability in the Medieval Islamic World: Blighted Bodies (Edinburgh University Press, 2012) and co-author and editor of The Notebook of the 16th-Century Aleppan Silk-Weaver Kamāl al-DÄ«n (Orient-Institut Beirut, 2017). Her second monograph “Gypsies in the Medieval Islamic World: A History of the Ghurabā’” will appear with I. B. Tauris in 2018. She has authored articles on 16th-century Syrian historical manuscripts, blue and green eyes, early modern Arabic sign systems, and historical linguistics.

Open to: 
General Public