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Islam and the Spice Trade: Profit and Prophecy in the Global Middle Ages

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A talk by

Joel Blecher (Ph.D. Princeton) is Assistant Professor of History at George Washington University. He is the author of Said the Prophet of God: Hadith Commentary across a Millennium (University of California Press, 2018). His current book project on Islam and the Spice Trade has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Library of Congress.

This event is made possible by the Izzat Hasan Sheikh Endowment in Islamic Studies, the Center for Global Islamic Studies, and the Department of Religion. For more information, contact


October 21
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Conference Room, Keene Flint