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
Please join CIS at BAMPFA to view works from Fernando Botero's Abu Gharib series, followed by reflections and discussions by Dr. Munir Jiwa.
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) | 2155 Center Street
Nov 11, 4-6 pm
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
The Lunar Calendar in Judaism and Islam Thursday, Oct 6 12:30-2:00 PM GTU Library Dinner Boardroom 3rd Floor 2400 Ridge Road Please join us to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah & the Islamic New Year. This 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 and the Islamic new year, and Yom Kippur and Ashura.