20 Jan 2022


Religion and Political Transformation: Tarek Masoud and Zakia Salime

Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 4:30pm
Sponsored By: 
University of Pennsylvania Middle East Center

21 Jan 2022


Muslim Futurism: Definitions, Explorations, and Future Directions

Friday, January 21, 2022 (All day) to Sunday, January 23, 2022 (All day)

This conference aims to: define Muslim Futurism as an idea, aesthetic, and framework. Explore the potential, reach, and intersection of Muslim futurism(s) in imagining a Muslim future. Provide and develop ways to expand our knowledge on Muslim futures. Be simultaneously rigorous and accessible to a broad audience.

*promoted by the university of pittsburgh*

25 Jan 2022


MasterClass on Eurasia: Anthologies as Early Modern Archives of Social History

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 12:00pm

Assembling diverse materials ranging from poetry to stories, wills, personal and model letters, manuals, and other miscellanea, majmu'as or anthologies offer fresh insights for writing the history of the early modern Persianate world. Often produced outside the state and religious institutions, they provide a distinct vantage point to the social and cultural history of the communities that produced them.

09 Feb 2022


Book Talk: The Racial Muslim: When Racism Quashes Religious Freedom

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 12:00pm

What we are witnessing in the post-9/11 era is a type and degree of profiling and targeting of Muslims that more closely resembles racial discrimination historically experienced by African American, Native American, and Asian American communities (of all faiths). Hence Muslims are being treated as a race, and more specifically a suspect race, rather than as a religious minority to be protected from persecution.