On Wednesday, Nov. 28, at noon Charles Hirschkind will give a talk titled "Salafi Islam, Online Ethics and the Future of the Egyptian Revolution" in Room 101 of the Joe Rosenfield '25 Center at Grinnell College. This event is open to the public.
Charles Hirschkind is associate professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. His research includes religious practices, media technologies, and emergent forms of political community in the urban Middle East and Europe. His book, "The Ethical Soundscape: Cassette Sermons and Islamic Counterpublics," was awarded the 2007-2008 Sharon Stevens First Book Prize by the American Ethnological Society. He is also the co-editor, with David Scott, of "Powers of the Secular Modern: Talal Asad and his Interlocutors." Other recent publications include "Beyond Secular and Religious: An Intellectual Genealogy of Tahrir Square," "Is There a Secular Body?" and "Media, Mediation, Religion". His current project is based in southern Spain and explores some of the ways in which Europe's Islamic past inhabits its present, unsettling contemporary efforts to secure Europe's Christian civilizational identity.
Grinnell welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. Information on parking and accessibility is available on the college website, linked here. Accommodation requests may be made to Conference Operations at 641-269-3235 or calendar[at]grinnell[dot]edu.