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March 5: Khayal, Imagining Islam in Music and Art

March 5: Khayal, Imagining Islam in Music and Art
The Program in Islamic Studies at Johns Hopkins University invites you on Friday March 5, 1-2:30 PM to Khayal, a series of short videos profiling artists and musicians in our contemporary world who engage with Islamic theology and its aesthetic tradition in their craft.  Khayal means “imagination” in Arabic, Persian and Urdu, and in India and Pakistan […]

Naveeda Khan discusses old and new fieldwork

The Program in Islamic Studies’s Faculty Interviews series continues with Naveeda Khan. Dr.Khan, Associate Professor of Anthropology, discusses changing field sites from Pakistan to Bangladesh, about the importance of religious imagination in contemporary problems, and the study of Islam. Check back soon for regularly updated interview content on this website.

Niloofar Haeri Interviewed on WYPR All Things Considered

Niloofar Haeri, Professor of Anthropology and Islamic Studies, is interviewed by Tom Hall on WYPR All Things Considered about her new book on women, prayer, and poetry in Iran. In the interview, she discusses questions of what it means to be religious and how religiosity affects and informs society at large.