A Reverence For Words: Understanding Muslim Cultures Through the Arts

14 Jul 2018


With generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), City Lore, in collaboration with Poets House and the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU, presents A Reverence for Words: Understanding Muslim Cultures through the Arts, a two-week NEH Summer Scholars Institute for school educators, school personnel, and full-time graduate students pursuing careers in middle and high school education.The institute will examine the high regard for poetry and its relationship to music and visual arts in several cultures of the Muslim world, both historically and in contemporary society. It draws on the arts from the Arab world, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and West Africa to give teachers, and ultimately their students, an opportunity to deepen their understanding and knowledge of Muslim cultures and the contributions of Islamic civilizations to world literature, history, and culture.

Please note: application deadline March 1, 2018

Event Date: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018 (All day) to Friday, July 27, 2018 (All day)
Sponsored By: 
National Endowment for the Humanities
New York, NY