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16 Apr 2021

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CERIS Spring 2021 Book Discussion: The Many Faces of Muhammad

05 Feb 2021

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Gestures of Perplexity in Persian Compendiums of Wonder and Rarity

Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Yale University MacMillian Center, Program in Iranian Studies

Yale Program In Iranian Studies - Spring 2021 Iran Colloquium
Travis Zadeh, Yale University
Friday, February 5 | 12:00 pm | Online
https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_X3DhoeIsSAW_rRA728wqEQ

04 Jul 2021

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Summer Program for K-16 educators at Dar Al Islam

Sunday, July 4, 2021 - 8:00am
Abiquiu, New Mexico
Sponsored By: 
Dar Al Islam

The 32nd Teachers’ Institute is from July 4 - 17, 2021

The Dar al Islam Teachers' Institutes have been held at our famous facilities in Abiquiu, New Mexico since 1994.

Our goal is to enable educators to teach about Islam with greater confidence. Participants gain a deeper understanding of the basic tenets of Islam and see how Islam works in the daily lives of the program’s Muslim faculty and staff.

Through discourse, study of texts, and interaction with Muslims, some of the questions we seek to address include:

Contact: 
InstituteDirector(at)daralislam.org

04 Mar 2021

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Film Screening and Discussion with the Director: Welcome to Chechnya

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies

rom Academy Award-nominated director David France ("How to Survive a Plague," "The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson") comes "Welcome to Chechnya," a powerful and eye-opening documentary about a group of activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ persecution in the repressive and closed Russian republic of Chechnya. With unfettered access and a commitment to protecting anonymity, this documentary exposes Chechnya's underrepresented atrocities while highlighting a group of people who are confronting brutality head-on.

05 Feb 2021

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Central Asia Retro Reading Group

Friday, February 5, 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh, UNC

Central Asia Retro Reading Group
This spring term faculty from UNC, Pitt, and beyond, will be convening once per month (Fridays at 4 pm EST) over Zoom to take a fresh look at the 'classics' of Central Asian history.

Our aim will be not only to critique earlier waves of scholarship, but also to consider which findings stood the test of time and shape more recent studies.

Contact: 
Eren Tasar etasar@email.unc.edu

03 Feb 2021

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20 Jan 2021

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Cultural History and/as Intellectual History in Baʿthist Syria

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
University of Pennsylvania

The historiography of modern Syria has been dominated by the work of political, economic, and social historians. While scholarly interest in the cultural and intellectual fields has increased over the past decade or so, this work tends to focus on the post-2000 period, with the lion’s share of attention being placed on cultural production and intellectual engagements from the Syrian uprising in 2011 and after.

09 Feb 2021

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Archive Wars: The Politics of History in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
University of Pennslyvania

Dr. Rosie Bsheer, in conversation with Professor Robert Vitalis, for a lecture and conversation on the politics of history in Saudi Arabia.
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28 Jan 2021

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Resonance: Vocalizing Gender, Affect, and Activism in Contemporary French Slam Poetry

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Hemispheres, International Outreach at UT Austin

Dr. Andrea Jonsson, Georgia Institute of Technology

4:00 CENTRAL TIME

28 Jan 2021

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Mohammed Bamyeh on Lifeworlds of Islam: The Pragmatics of a Religion

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
online
Sponsored By: 
Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Mohammed Bamyeh, Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh will present on his book Lifeworlds of Islam: The Pragmatics of a Religion.

How do ancient ideas continue to appear relevant in a modern world? In Lifeworlds of Islam: The Pragmatics of a Religion (Oxford UP, 2019), Mohammad Bamyeh shows that Islam has lived on not because of any standard dogmas, but because it served as a compass for practical individual orientations or “lifeworlds.” The text maps out how Muslims have employed the faith to foster global networks, public philosophies, and engaged civic lives.

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