Carl W. Ernst

Carl W. Ernst is a specialist in Islamic studies, with a focus on West and South Asia. His publications, based on the study of Arabic, Persian, and Urdu, have been mainly devoted to critical issues of Islamic studies, premodern and contemporary Sufism, and Muslim engagements with Indian religions.

He has received research fellowships from the Fulbright program, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and he has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He studied comparative religion at Stanford University (A.B. 1973) and Harvard University (Ph.D. 1981), and he taught at Pomona College (1981-92). He is now William R. Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Co-Director of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations.

He will take part of the Visting Professors Program designed by EHESS, on proposal of Fabrizio Speziale (CEIAS) from May 8th till June 7th 2019.

 

Conférences

 

Indian Religions in the Dabistan-i mazahib

  • Mai 2019

Universal translation and the Hindi Vocabulary of the Dabistan-i mazahib

  • Mai 2019

Persianate Hindus and the Muslim construction of Indian religions

  • Mai 2019

Anglo-Persian texts and the colonial understanding of religion

  • Mai 2019