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Upcoming events for Islamic Studies

In March we will have our Islamic Studies lunch buffet. Everyone is invited. Faculty affiliated with Islamic Studies will be present; and we will be asking for your ideas about new activities that will bring us together. You will also find out about the Islamic Studies minor. On February 14, for Black History Month, we will […]


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.


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).