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"Aesthetics of Sacred Space" - Madrasa/Midrasha Day of Learning

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 5:30pm

Madrasa/Midrasha Day of Learning sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies

Speakers:

Rizwan Mawani, Educator and Scholar, MA Student, Center for Islamic Studies, GTU
Francesco Spagnolo, Curator at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Carol Bier (moderator), Islamic Art Historian, Visiting Scholar, Center for Islamic Studies, GTU
 

Location: GTU Library, Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley

Approaches to the Qur'an Series - Art Exhibit Opening

Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Celebrating Vatican II and Nostra AetateApproaching the Qur’an Through Art Series, Art Exhibit Opening 
 

Judging Faith Workshop: An International Dialogue on the Jurisprudence on Religion in Courts

Friday, September 20, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, September 21, 2013 (All day)

Presented by UC Berkeley's Institutions and Governance Program

How do American and European courts confront the problem of reconciling secular democratic principles with increasingly assertive faith identities? The aim of the workshop is to bring together a small group of distinguished judges, scholars and advocates to discuss the tensions between faith-based practices and secular ideals.

CIS Visiting Scholar, Carol Bier, presents at the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS)

Geometry and Islamic Art: Explorations of Number, Shape, and the Nature of Space

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Islamic Workshop Art, "Geometry and Islamic Art: Explorations of Number, Shape, and the Nature of Space", a presentation by the Center for Islamic Studies (GTU) visiting scholar, Carol Bier.

Recuperations of Andalusi Music

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Recuperations of Andalusi Music presentation by Charles Hirschkind - Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology Director, Program in Religious Studies, University of California, Berkeley hosted by the Center for the Arts, Religion and Education (CARE)

Panel Discussion: A Common Thread: Spiritual Narrative and the Textile Medium

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Visting scholar, Carol Bier, to present at Panel Discussion: A Common Thread: Spiritual Narrative and the Textile Medium hosted by the Center for the Arts, Religion and Education (CARE).

International Islamophobia Conference - Paris, France

Friday, December 13, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, December 14, 2013 (All day)

International Islamophobia Conference : The Epistemic, Racial, Cultural and Structural Exclusionary Measures in France and Europe

Location: Paris, France - further details TBA

Co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley IRDP (Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project) and CADIS (Centre d'Analyse et d'Intervention Sociologiques), Paris

Fulbright Scholar Sajjad presents at ACSIS

On April 5, Waqas Sajjad, Fulbright Scholar and GTU Ph.D. student in Cultural and Historical Studies of Religion, presented his paper entitled  “Christians and Muslim Minorities in Pakistan - The Missing Discourse” at the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies (ACSIS) at Seton Hall University.

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