Jun 2013

A Kind of Alchemy: Medieval Persian Ceramics

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 10:00am to Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 7:00pm
Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Sponsored By: 
Frick Art and Historical Center

The exhibition provides a beautiful and fascinating look at the diversity of ceramics made in ancient Persia (what is now present-day Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan). Produced for both the luxury and middle-class markets, these vessels, bowls, pitchers, and bottles reflect numerous cultural and artistic influences and an aesthetic sensibility that seems startling modern.


Call For Papers: Fourth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 12:45pm to Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 12:45pm
San Jose, Costa Rica
Sponsored By: 
Universidad Nacional Costa Rica

Upcoming Deadline! Fourth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society
Application Deadline: Thursday, June 6, 2013

01 Jun 2013


Summer 2013 Oman Study Abroad Opportunity

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 2:45pm to Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 2:45pm
Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA
Sponsored By: 
American Middle East Institute, Washington and Jefferson College

The American Middle East Institute (AMEI) of Pittsburgh is currently accepting applications for its 2013 Summer Arabic Immersion Program.

In June & July of 2013, American and Omani students will come together for an unforgettable cultural immersion. During this two month experience, students will not only learn the Omani dialect but also study and live alongside native Omanis. The program takes place at W&J College in June, followed by an additional month in Muscat, Oman.

Application available at American Middle East Institute website.


01 Jun 2013


Burma Awareness Information Session

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, 4100 Bigelow Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Last Summer and October, when riots broke out in Rakhine state in Burma, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims were displaced from their homes. Many fled to neighboring countries, often being killed or drowned in the process, while many more were placed into camps for Internally Displaced People. The conditions of these camps are generally very bad, and disease and starvation are frequent. Many of these camps are literally under blockade by the Burmese government.

The UN has described the Rohingya of Burma as one of the most persecuted groups of people in the entire world.

02 Jun 2013


Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Carnegie Library, Main Library, Director's Conference Room, 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

International Cinema Sunday at Carnegie Library

Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 8:00am to Friday, August 30, 2013 - 8:30pm
Carnegie Museum of Natural History,4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
American Middle East Institute, Carnegie Museum of Natural History

June 13 - November 15, 2013 Experience more than 7,000 years of largely unknown cultural history of the Arabian Peninsula in Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on view at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, June 22–November 3, 2013. Roads of Arabia examines the impact of ancient trade routes that traversed the peninsula, carrying precious frankincense and myrrh to the Mesopotamian and Greco-Roman world and allowing for a vibrant exchange of both objects and ideas.

22 Jun 2013


Persian and Politics at Conflict Kitchen

Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Schenely Plaza, Forbes and Schneley Plaza, Pittsburgh

Join Conflict Kitchen for a special five-course Persian meal prepared by our chef with special guests, under the tent, for dinner conversation about Iranian life, culture, and politics.

To make a reservation email info@conflictkitchen.org include the number of people attending, dietary restrictions, and your phone number. Conflict Kitchen will get back to you to confirm your reservation. Seating is limited.
Price: $45 per person


25 Jun 2013


Pakistan/Sri Lanka: The Military In Humanity

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
602 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
The Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh

The Humanities Center at the University of Pittsburgh is with a focus on “Pakistan/Sri Lanka: The Military In Humanity,” with a keynote address by Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa and contributions from discussants Ms. Frederica Jansz and Dr. Arjuna Parakrama, chaired by Professor Susan Z Andrade.