Congratulations and our gratitude to Carol Bier, Islamic Art Historian and CIS Visiting Scholar, for her extraordinary work on curating the exhibition, Reverberating Echoes: Contemporary Art Inspired by Traditional Islamic Art, at the Doug Adams Gallery, Center for the Arts & Religion, GTU, January 31 to May 26, 2017.
Submitted by communications on Mon, 02/06/2017 - 3:00pm
The Doug Adams Gallery's Spring 2017 exhibition, “Reverberating Echoes: Contemporary Art Inspired by Traditional Islamic Art,” highlights the work of seven American artists of diverse interests, backgrounds, and training. Inspired by traditional Islamic art, their works echo historic aesthetic concerns, often advancing human knowledge and understanding by experimentation with new technologies. Traditional concerns focused on the spatial dimension and the effects of light on form, the association of Arabic language and script with revelation, and patterns in the plane, exploring the nature of two-dimensional space.
Submitted by communications on Wed, 12/14/2016 - 12:12pm
CIS-CJS joint Madrasa-Midrasha program is pleased to announce that Dr. Shahzad Bashir and Dr. Charlotte Fonrobert (both at Stanford University) will present, “Scholarship Across Divides: Jewish and Islamic Studies in Conversation,” to be held on December 1 at the GTU Library Dinner Board Room. Reception at 6:30 pm and lectures 7-8:30 pm.
Submitted by communications on Thu, 12/01/2016 - 9:00am
News and Updates from the GTU Center for Islamic Studies
Congratulations to GTU PhD candidate Waqas Sajjad who will be presenting a paper, titled, “The Ulama in Pakistan: Manufacturing History and Identity in British India” at a conference on “Inhabiting the Past: Memory and Politics in Twentieth-Century South Asia,” to be held on Nov 4, at the University of Chicago.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 11/01/2016 - 12:08pm
News and Updates from the Center for Islamic Studies
Center for Islamic Studies welcomes our new and returning students, instructors, and visiting scholars for the academic year 2016-2017. We are honored and grateful to have Dr. Kei Takahashi from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, as a visiting scholar in Islamic Studies this academic year, and are deeply grateful to our continuing scholars, Islamic Art Historian Carol Bier and Dr. Nargis Virani, who add significantly to the academic and public programs of the CIS/GTU.
Submitted by communications on Thu, 09/15/2016 - 10:21am
The Graduate Theological Union has received a grant of $35,000 from the Walter and Elise Haas Fund to support Madrasa-Midrasha: Interreligious Education Programming during 2016. Madrasa-Midrasha is a collaborative effort between the GTU’s Center for Islamic Studies and its Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies.
Submitted by communications on Wed, 01/06/2016 - 12:14pm
On behalf of the Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU, we are delighted to share with you that we have four more outstanding students who have completed their MA in Islamic Studies. Formal and official conferral of degrees will take place at the GTU graduation in May 2016.
Congratulations to the following students and their families:
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