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2018 Summer Research Grants

Deadline: Thursday, 12 April 2018. Undergraduate and graduate students proposing to conduct research related to Islamic studies during the summer of 2018 are invited to submit proposals for grants up to $1500 for graduate students and $500 for undergraduate students. Applications should not exceed 1200 words and must include: Your name, email, year of study, […]


February 22: Workshop on Metaphysics of Light from Plotinus to Suhrawardi and Deleuze

Please join us for a workshop exploring the legacy of Neoplatonism in the Islamic tradition and contemporary philosophy. Metaphysics of Light from Plotinus to Suhrawardi and Deleuze 2 – 5 p.m., February 22, 2018, Mergenthaler 439 Led by Khashayar Beigi (UC Berkeley) Throughout the history of modern philosophy, the theme of light has been consistently characterized as […]


February 23: Illumination in Islam and the Arts. Mysticism and Cinema.

Please join us for an event dedicated to mysticism and the arts. It will take place on Friday, February 23 in Gilman 50. The day will start with a panel investigating the confluence between mysticism and cinema, followed by a talk and a screening by artist and theorist Jalal Toufic. Lunch will be served. For […]


April 19: Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution after the Enlightenment.

Please join us on Wednesday, April 19 at noon in Megenthaler 439, for “Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution after the Enlightenment,” a presentation given by Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi (departments of History and Sociology of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne).


October 19: Informative Lunch

You are invited to an informational lunch about the new Islamic Studies minor. Come and meet some of the faculty who teach exciting courses! Wednesday October 19, 12-1 Mergenthaler 266


April 7: In Memoriam: Assia Djebar

Please join us for an event in memory of Assia Djebar, an Algerian novelist and filmmaker. Speakers include Shahla Talebi (Arizona State), Meena Alexander (CUNY), Soraya Tlatli (UC Berkeley), and Madeleine Dobie (Columbia), among others. The event will be held in Krieger 205 on Thursday, April 7. 4–7:30 p.m.