University of Pittsburgh

25 Feb 2019


Classic and Contemporary Values across the Silk Road: Today’s Turkmenistan

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Thornburgh Room, Hillman Library
Sponsored By: 
ULS, Center for Russian, East European & Eurasia Studies

Victoria Clement
Eurasia Analyst at the Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning at Marine Corps University

06 Mar 2019


Aerial Photographs as Historical Sources: The Case of Palestine/ Israel

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
3702 Posvar Hall
Sponsored By: 
The History Department, Jewish Studies Department

The History Department and Jewish Studies Present: B.Z. Kedar

Aerial Photographs as Historical Sources: The Case of Palestine/ Israel

Wednesday, March 6th from 1:00 - 2:30

3702 Posvar Hall (History Department Lounge)

B.Z. Kedar is Professor Emeritus of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A preview of Kedar's book can be found at:

22 Mar 2019


We Are All Related Exhibition

Friday, March 22, 2019 (All day)
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s 937 Gallery, Liberty Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA – As the divide in our world, our nation, and even in our city continues to grow deeper, Pittsburgh photographer Andrea London presents compelling messages of relatedness and connectivity in her new exhibition, We Are All Related.

We Are All Related is a multimedia exhibition that celebrates the commonalities we all share. London pairs her striking black and white portraits of Western Pennsylvania residents with subjects’ stories, including text narratives and audiovisual recordings.

Maggie Graham

08 Feb 2019


The Praiseworthy One: Devotional Images of The Prophet Muhammad In Islamic Traditions

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 4:30pm
202 Frick Fine Arts Building
Sponsored By: 
Medieval & Renaissance Studies Program, the Early Modern Worlds Initiative, the Humanities Center, the Department of Religious Studies, and History of Art & Architecture Program

This presentation explores paintings of Muhammad produced in Persian and Turkish lands from the 1300s to the modern day. Ranging from veristic to abstract, these images represent Muhammad’s individual traits, primordial luminosity, and veiled essence. Their pictorial motifs reveal that artists engaged in abstract thought and turned to symbolic imagery to convey Muhammad’s origins and prophetic standing. These images inspired various mystical beliefs and practices.

15 Feb 2019


Africans in India -- From Slaves to General Rulers

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 4:00pm to Monday, March 18, 2019 - 8:00pm
Frick Fine Art Building Room 125
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh

Friday, Feburary 15
Exhibition Opening Reception, University Art Gallery (UAG) in Frick Fine Arts (FFA) Introduction by Kenneth X. Robbins, Omar H. Ali, Jazmin Graves | FFA 125, 4pm Exhibition opening | UAG, 5-7pm

Friday, February 22
Symposium on African Diasporas in the Indian Ocean | Humanities Center, Cathedral of Learning 602, 11am-5pm
11am-12:30pm Dwight A. Carey
1:30-3:15pm Roundtable with Yolanda Covington-Ward, RA Judy,
Idrissou Mora-Kpai, Imani Owens, Nico Slate 3:30-5:00pm Indrani Chatterjee

15 Feb 2019


Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh, 650 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh

February 15 – March 21 2019

Gallery Opening at 4 PM on February 15, 2019 See additional posting on CERIS website

Over the centuries, East Africans have greatly distinguished themselves in India as generals, commanders, admirals, architects, prime ministers, and rulers. They have written a story unparalleled in the rest of the world: that of enslaved Africans attaining the pinnacle of military and political authority.

Sylvia Rhor,

07 Feb 2019


Black Lives Matter: intersectional and transnational perspectives

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
University of Pittsburgh, Hillman Library, Thornburgh Room, Hillman library.
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies Center, The Islamicate Studies Working Group, University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh; Ferguson Voices

Black Lives Matter: intersectional and transnational perspectives
Thursday Feb 7, at 12:00pm, Thornburgh Room, Hillman library.
Donna Auston


13 Feb 2019


The Medieval Melting Pot -- Intersections between Byzantine. Islamic. and Latin Coinages Throughout the Middle Ages

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 4:30pm
Humanities Center 602 CL
Sponsored By: 
CERIS, Humanities Center, School of Arts and Science

The Medieval Melting Pot -- Intersections between Byzantine. Islamic. and Latin Coinages Throughout the Middle Ages
Speaker: Alan M. Stahl
Curators of Numismatics
Princeton Univesity
Dates: Wednesday. February 13th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Location: Humanities Center 602 Cathedral of Learning

22 Feb 2019


Our Struggle Our People

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
Repair the World East Liberty, 6022 Broad St.
Sponsored By: 
Repair the World

Jamaat of Shaykh Uthman Dan Fodio
Rabat Nur Uz Zamaan
Light of the Age
Presents " Our Strggle Our People"
Come to join us to celebrate the legacy of indigenous Muslims in America
Friday, Febuary 22nd 7pm
At Repair the World East Liberty
6022 Broad St.

Imam Hamza

04 Feb 2019


Shaykh Musa Kamra and the Genealogy of an African Islamic Modernity

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
3703 Wesley W. Posvar Hall History Department Lounge
Sponsored By: 
World History Center

Wendell Marsh, Rutgers University will present.

The Early Modern Worlds Initiative and the World History Center present a year-long speaker series titled "Islam in the World". You are also invited to a lunch discussion on the perspectives on the filed with Wendell Marsh. at 12 Noon on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Please RSVP for the lunch on the 5th to



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