University of Pittsburgh

23 Jan 2018

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Fictional Narrations of Islamic Pasts

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Humanities Center, Cathedral of Learning 602, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Islamicate Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh

Come join us for the inaugural lecture presented by the Islamicate Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh, and featuring Shahzad Bashir, Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Humanities at Brown University.

25 Jan 2018

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Muslim Internationalism as the Last Utopia: Crisis of World Order, Islamophobia and Pan-Islamism

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
History Department Lounge, 3702 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Islamicate Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh

Come join us for this public lecture presented by the Islamicate Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh, and featuring Cemil Aydin, Professor of History at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

25 Jan 2018

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Muslim Internationalism and Pan-Islamic Ideas During the Cold War

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Sociology Colloquium Room, Posvar Hall 2431, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
The Islamicate Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh

The Islamicate Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh will be presenting a colloquium featuring Cemil Aydin,

20 Jan 2018

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What Makes a Leader: Lessons for our Time from the Quran and Sunnah

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh 4100 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Come join the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh in hosting Sheikh Suhaib Webb for a discussion on leadership. Sheikh Suhaib Webb is a contemporary American Muslim Imam, thought leader, and educator. The evening will begin with dinner at 5:30 PM, followed by Isha at 6:45 PM, and concluding with his lecture starting at 7:00 PM.

30 Jan 2018

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Call for Papers: The Road Travelled, 9th Annual International Islamophobia Conference

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (All day)
UC Berkeley
Sponsored By: 
CRG’s IRDP at the University of California, Berkeley & Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies at the University of Leeds, UK, The Islamophobia Studies Journal, ReOrient

The theme for the ninth annual International Islamophobia Conference is framed by a critical article written by Professor S. Sayyid and Abdoolkarim Vakil (https://irdproject.com/reports-of-islamophobia-1997-2017/) on the occasion of Runnymede Trust publishing, “Islamophobia: Still a Challenge for us all”. We included the full article below to contextualize the ninth annual conference call for papers, which seeks to examine five areas framed by the authors and abstracts should engage one or more of these strands.

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

25 Jan 2018

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In Good Faith: A Panel Discussion on Community Service in Judaism and Islam

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:00pm
Repair the World Pittsburgh, 6022 Broad Street
Sponsored By: 
Repair the World: Pittsburgh and CAIR-Pittsburgh

Join Repair The World: Pittsburgh and CAIR-Pittsburgh for a panel discussion on community service in Judaism and Islam.

Our four featured panelists are:
Imam Abdul Wajid (Islamic Center of Pittsburgh)
Sarah Jameela Martin (Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh)
Rabbi Sarah Henry (Rodef Shalom)
Ken Regal (Just Harvest)

Doors open at 6pm, panel begins at 6:30pm.
Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

06 Jan 2018

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MWAP Discussion Event on Blurred Lines: Women "Celebrity" Shaykhs, and Spiritual Abuse

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 11:00am
Few of a Kind Store: 301 1/2 N. Craig Street
Sponsored By: 
Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh

Join the Women's Association of Pittsburgh for this discussion on Ustadha Zaynab Ansari's "Blurred Lines" as a part of MWAP's #mmetoo campaign against sexual harassment, sexual abuse and sexual assault. All attendees are expected to have read the article before the event.

Link to article: https://muslimmatters.org/2015/05/27/blurred-lines-women-celebrity-shayk...

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

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Curriculum Development Stipends for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia

Through funding from the U.S. Department of Education, six Title VI National Resource Centers plan to award stipends to faculty at community colleges and minority-serving institutions to develop and incorporate greater content about Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia into the curricula of the institutions at which they teach. These National Resource Centers (NRCs) receive grants under the Higher Education Act to train specialists and to work with other postsecondary institutions to expand Russian, East European, and Eurasian content in the classroom.

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