Oct 2021

23 Mar 2021

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Call For Papers: Race and Islam: Global Histories, Contemporary Legacies

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 9:00am to Friday, March 25, 2022 - 5:00pm
George Mason University, Fairfax VA
Sponsored By: 
The Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh
CALL FOR PAPERS: submission of proposals October 15, 2021. Notifications of acceptances November 15, 2021, Submission of Full Papers: Feburary 15, 2022
March 23 - 25, 2022

Contact: 
Sonmez Kara asonmezk@gmu.edu

13 Sep 2021

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Medieval Africa and Africans, on online course for educators

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 3:00pm to Friday, October 29, 2021 - 3:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
The National Center for Humanities, Medieval Academy of America

The National Center for Humanities has several online courses for educators.

In the current political and cultural moment, the Medieval Academy of America is working to redress the historical limitations of Medieval Studies and expand its focus to the “Global Middle Ages.”

13 Sep 2021

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Understanding the Modern Middle East, a workshop for educators

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 3:00pm to Friday, October 29, 2021 - 3:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
National Humanities Center

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

Far too often, the Middle East appears as doubly alien: out of place and out of time. A century of popular culture caricatures, at least two centuries of Orientalist representations, and decades of American military interventions, have all fed into the notion of the Middle East as a turmoil-laden, sectarian, and tribal premodern region. In this course, we will go beyond these stereotypes to look at the historical forces that shaped the region across the twentieth century to understand the complexities of its peoples and societies.

03 Oct 2021

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ISIS and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria

Sunday, October 3, 2021 - 2:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Archaeological Institute of America

On February 26th, 2015, ISIS posted a (now iconic) video on YouTube, showing the deliberate destruction of ancient sculpture in the Mosul Museum and at the archaeological site of Nineveh in Iraqi Kurdistan. Many users of social media had a visceral reaction to the video and quickly shared it both to inform others of ISIS’s barbaric acts and to declare their own cosmopolitan, humanitarian, civilized condemnation of these uncivilized acts against antiquities.

05 Oct 2021

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The Armenians of Aintab: The Economics of Genocide in an Ottoman Province

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Online
Sponsored By: 
1. UCLA’s Promise Armenian Institute, and the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA Law

Speaker/ Leader: Dr. Ümit Kurt

06 Oct 2021

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Viewing of Yalda, A Night For Forgiveness

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 6:00pm to Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 7:00pm
multiple locations

13 Oct 2021

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Book Talk: Fear of a Muslim Planet

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
online

In his latest book, Fear of a Muslim Planet: Global Islamophobia in the New World Order, prominent American Muslim human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar outlines a modern narrative history of global Islamophobia through the lens of the “great replacement” conspiracy theory propagated by white supremacists and how anti-Muslim policies are impacting the lives of the world’s nearly 2 billion Muslims in places like the US, China, Myanmar, India and the European Union.

14 Oct 2021

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Understanding the Decrease in African American Mosques and Attendees

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 3:00pm
Online
Sponsored By: 
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

*Promoted by the University of Pittsburgh*

The US Mosque Survey 2020 found a sharp decrease in African American Mosques and the number of African American attendees. In 2020, African American mosques comprised 13% of all mosques, but in 2010, African American mosques accounted for 23% of all mosques—a 43% decrease. This is especially noteworthy considering African American Muslims account for roughly 28% of all American Muslims according to ISPU research.

Panelists Include

15 Oct 2021

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Afghanistan’s Next Transition

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Harvard University's Davis Center For Russian and Eurasian Studies

*Announced by the University of Pittsburgh*

Speakers: Fara Abbas, Philipp Ackermann, Anand Gopal

Description: This Harvard University panel, co-sponsored by the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the Negotiation Task Force, will explore the lead up to the collapse of the Afghan government, as well as what the new Taliban regime holds for the future of the country and its people

15 Oct 2021

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The Body and Religiously Motivated Social Action: A Global Look at Religion and Political Transformation

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Online
Sponsored By: 
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University

* Announced by University of Pittsburgh*

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