Gibb Lecture Series

The Hamilton A.R. Gibb Lecture Series in Islamic history, social studies and culture was established at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies in 1964 with funds generously donated by Mr. John Goelet, himself a student of Professor Gibb. It stands as a memorial to Sir Gibb’s longstanding commitment to the expansion and deepening of teaching and research on the Middle East at Harvard and beyond. Professor Gibb was Harvard's Jewett Professor of Arabic. His distinguished publication record included Islamic Society and the West plus Mohammedanism, both considered classics in the study of the Middle East. As director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies from 1957 to 1966, Professor Gibb became a leader of the movement in American universities to set up centers of regional studies, bringing together teachers, researchers, and students in different disciplines to study the culture and society of a region of the world. Named as a university professor, Mr. Gibb joined the elite ranks of senior Harvard faculty who were regarded as "individuals of distinction ... working on the frontiers of knowledge, and in such a way as to cross the conventional boundaries of the specialties." 

Chair: William Granara

Academic Year 2016–17

2017 Mar 07

Scholars & Rulers in al-Andalus: Averroes' Disgrace in Context

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South 020, Belfer Case Study Rm, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

CMES is pleased to present the 2017 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic & Islamic Studies Lecture Series speaker

Maribel FierroDr. Maribel Fierro
Research Professor, Centre of Human and Social Sciences (CCHS), Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Madrid, Spain; Visiting Scholar, Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School; Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Harvard University Read more about Scholars & Rulers in al-Andalus: Averroes' Disgrace in Context

2017 Mar 09

Scholars & Rulers in al-Andalus: A Christian Emperor for the Muslims? Heraclius in al-Andalus

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South 020, Belfer Case Study Rm, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

CMES is pleased to present the 2017 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic & Islamic Studies Lecture Series speaker

Maribel FierroDr. Maribel Fierro
Research Professor, Centre of Human and Social Sciences (CCHS), Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Madrid, Spain; Visiting Scholar, Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School; Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Harvard University Read more about Scholars & Rulers in al-Andalus: A Christian Emperor for the Muslims? Heraclius in al-Andalus