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07 Jul 2018

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Muslim American History and Life 2017 Seminar

Sunday, July 8, 2018 (All day) to Friday, July 27, 2018 (All day)
Indiana University-- Purdue University Indianapolis
Sponsored By: 
National Endowment for the Humanities, Indiana University

What does it mean to be both Muslim and American? You are invited to explore this fascinating and important question this coming summer. You will read compelling texts and conduct engaging field trips as you study the diverse facets of Muslim American identity, both as grounded in the past and as experienced in the present. As an NEH Summer Scholar, you will reflect on and discuss thirty primary source documents and two major academic monographs; visit two mosques; and make a final presentation about how you will integrate teaching about Muslim Americans into your classroom.

14 Jul 2018

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A Reverence For Words: Understanding Muslim Cultures Through the Arts

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

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

28 Jul 2018

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5th International Conference on Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Religions and the (De)Legitimization of Violence

Sunday, July 29, 2018 (All day) to Tuesday, July 31, 2018 (All day)
Otto A. Shults Community Center, Nazareth College, Rochester, New York, 4245 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618
Sponsored By: 
Nazareth College, Hickey Center for interfaith Studies and Dialogue

In today's world, it seems that religious violence has become unfortunately common. But is religion actually the major cause of violence? What is the relationship between religion and other factors such as political, ethnic, racial, economic, or other social disparities and injustices?

13 Sep 2018

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Impact of Emerging Digital Technology and Social Media on Muslim Communities: NAAIMS 47th Annual National Conference

Friday, September 14, 2018 (All day)
New York, NY
Sponsored By: 
Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center The Graduate Center City University of New York (CUNY)

Deadlines:
Abstracts: March 23, 2018
Final Papers: August 20, 2018
Social Media is very popular in the Muslim world and has become the “go to” source for Muslims
seeking information on Islamic practices and beliefs. The Internet serves as an emerging interpretive
space for understanding Islam which has led to the increasing fragmentation of already decentralized
traditional ‘ulematic authority. When Muslims seeking spiritual and/or religious guidance go to the

Contact: 
Professor Anna Akasoy

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