The event will be led by Prof. Deena Aranoff and Prof. Abdullah Ali and will provide an overview of the Lunar calendar in both traditions, the convergence of Rosh Hashanah, the Islamic New Year, Yom Kippur and Ashura.
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.
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The Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU cordially invites you to attend Dr. Todd Lawson's presentation, "The Qur'an as Epic." This event will be moderated by Dr. Mahan Mirza, and promises to be a wonderful experience!
When: May 4, 2016 12pm-2pm Where: Graduate Theological Union, Richard S. Dinner Boardroom, 3rd floor of Flora Lamson Hewlett Library 2400 Ridge Road Berkeley CA
Congratulations to CIS Visiting Scholar Carol Bier, who served as a consultant for an exhibition on "Symmetry and Islamic Art" at the Hawaii State Library in Honolulu, curated by staff at Doris Duke's home at Shangri La, now a museum of Islamic art. Carol will present public programs in March at both institutions.
CIS is delighted to be a partner in the upcoming 7th annual international Islamophobia conference, as part of the Islamophobia Documentation and Research Project, directed by Dr. Hatem Bazian at the Center for Race and Gender, UC Berkeley. This year’s theme is, Islamophobia: Has a Tipping Point Been Reached? held April 22-23 at Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley. For further details, please see: www.irdproject.com