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Iran Teach-In on Thursday, Feb 6

Iran Teach-In on Thursday, Feb 6
The Program in Islamic Studies invites you to a Teach-in on recent escalations in Iran and Middle East with Jamal Abdi (National Iranian American Council), Niloofar Haeri (JHU Department of Anthropology), and Abbas Barzegar (George Mason University). Please join us on February 6, Thursday 5-7pm at Gilman 50. -Light refreshments will be served- This event is co-sponsored by Racism, […]


Rethinking Greek Heritage Translation, Practice, and the Making of a Medical Archive on Feb 21

Rethinking Greek Heritage Translation, Practice, and the Making of a Medical Archive on Feb 21
Join us on February 21, 2020 at 4:30 PM for The 2020 Joan And Menelaos Aliapoulios Lecture In Hellenic Medicine with guest lecture Ahmed Ragab, MD, PhD of Harvard University. Location: West Reading Room, Welch Library Building, 1900 East Monument Street, 21205 Sponsored by Department Of The History Of Medicine Department Of Classics Department Of […]


Alison Kysia led a discussion titled “The Story of Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf”

Alison Kysia led a discussion titled “The Story of Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf”
Teaching for Change’s Alison Kysia led a discussion titled “The Story of Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf” on Monday. Teaching for Change is a D.C. nonprofit organization promoting social justice initiatives through educational outreach in schools. The event featured a partial screening of By the Dawn’s Early Light: Chris Jackson’s Journey to Islam, followed by an interactive conversation about […]


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 […]