The Columbia University Seminar on Religion and Writing

Meetings Spring 2022

This term we will continue to meet on ZOOM as the digital medium allows us to invite speakers from outside the tristate area.  Please note that the meeting days and times change.  If you wish to attend a meeting, please email our rapporteur Anya Wilkening (abw2163 [at] 

February 1, 2022 – Brinkley Messick (Columbia University): Sharīʿa Genres and their Writers in Imamic Yemen 

February 28, 2022 – Henrike Lähnemann (University of Oxford): Nuns and Their Texts: Religious Writing from North German Medieval Convents

March 28, 2022 – Eve Krakowski (Princeton University): Jewish Legal Documents Between Antiquity and the Abbasids: From Regional to Religious Scribal Traditions 

Meetings Fall 2022


Columbia University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.  University Seminar participants with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations may contact the Office of Disability Services at 212.854.2388 or [email protected].  Disability accommodations, including sign-language interpreters, are available on request.  Requests for accommodations must be made two weeks in advance. 

The official page of the Columbia University Seminar 751 is available at  Please contact us, if you have any question about the seminar. For more information about the seminar’s history, please see:  The abstracts of all talks since January 2012 are archived at:

Susan L. Boynton, co-chair
Columbia University, Department of Music
slb184 [at]

Dagmar A. Riedel, co-chair
Columbia University
dar2111 [at]

Anya B. Wilkening, rapporteur
Columbia University, Department of Music
abw2163 [at]

First published, 1 February 2012
Last updated, 16 May 2022