Documenting the Existence of a Community of Letters in Late Medieval Spain and North Africa

Thanks to the generous support provided by the Division of Social Sciences Travel Grant, I have been able to spend much of the last year (July 2015 to May 2016) undertaking intensive research for my dissertation in Spain and Morocco. My dissertation project—entitled “Dynastic Ideology, Historical Writing and the Chancery in al-Andalus and the Maghrib: A Study of Itinerant Court Secretaries (Kuttāb) in the Late Medieval Islamic West”— explores the relationship between intellectual networks, historical writing and political power in fourteenth-century Iberia and North Africa.

Social Sciences Diploma and Hooding Ceremony

Social Sciences Diploma and Hooding Ceremony

Speaker: Amanda Woodward, Deputy Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences, William S. Gray Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago

Saturday, June 11, at 2:15 p.m., Rockefeller Memorial Chapel          

Division of Social Sciences' candidates that participate in the hooding ceremony need to rent a hood from the University Bookstore.

Social Sciences faculty win prestigious Quantrell Awards for undergraduate teaching

By News Office staff | Videos by UChicago Creative

The 2016 Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching inlcude two Social Sciences faculty members, Emily Lynn Osborn, Associate Professor of History, and Derek Neal, Professor of Economics. The award was presented to five tenured and tenure-track faculty members from across the University.