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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.


March 23: Emerging Political and Religious Paradigms in Yemen

Please join us on Wednesday, March 23, at 5 p.m. for “Emerging Political and Religious Paradigms in Yemen,” a presentation given by Sama’a Al-Hamdani. Wednesday, March 23 The Sherwood Room, Levering Hall Johns Hopkins University, Homewood campus 5:00-6:15 p.m. Registration (recommended): jskelto2@jhu.edu Sama’a Al-Hamdani is an analyst and researcher focusing on politics and women’s affairs in […]


Feb. 5: Encounters Among Faiths: The Morris W. Offit Symposium on Muslims, Jews, and Christians in the Medieval Mediterranean

During the medieval era, Muslim, Christian, and Jewish populations debated, worshiped, and traded among one another. How did peoples of different faiths conceive of one another? What made this period unique, and what is its legacy today? This symposium addresses such questions, focusing especially on the Middle East and Mediterranean.


Nov. 8 – Jan. 31: Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts

The great Mughal, Safavid, and Ottoman empires flourished during a time of artistic innovation in the Islamic world, as people, ideas, and technologies spread across Europe and Asia. At the heart of the empires’ courts were networks of individuals—writers, poets, artists, craftsmen. From November 8, 2015, through January 31, 2016, the Walters Art Museum will present Pearls […]


Nov. 16-17: Texts in Practice, From Mediation to Action

This 2-day conference brings together scholars around questions of textual engagement. The Keynote address will be given by Charles Malamoud. Other contributors include Caroline Block (JHU Anthropology), Anouk Cohen (CNRS France & JHU), Amrita Ibrahim (Independent Scholar), Romain Simenel (IRD France), and Andrew Brandel (JHU Anthropology).