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HAA 1030: Special Topics – Museum Studies Roads of Arabia: Studying, Collecting and Displaying the Art of Arabia, Ancient to Modern

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Frankincense and myrrh, the Queen of Sheba, Lawrence of Arabia: these elements figure prominently in Western perceptions of Arabia.  Recent discoveries in the region, however, have exposed a richer history of Arabian art and culture.  In conjunction with the exhibition Roads of Arabia at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH), this course surveys the visual traditions of the Arabian Peninsula from its most ancient settlements to its modern Islamic cultures and critically examines their collection and display in museums in the Middle East and abroad.

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HAA 1030 (28980)
History of Art and Architexture
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Patriotism and White Supremacy – Confronting Racism in Conversation

Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Bricolage -Downtown – 937 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Sponsored By: 
Pittsburgh Coalition for Racial Justice and WWHAT’S UP!

Conversation Salon's
This session will focus on xenophobia and white America’s fear of Arab Americans and Muslims. Its a potluck.

(412) 471-0999

Humanity Day, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, 4100 Bigelow Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Each year during the month of Ramadan, the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh invites the greater Pittsburgh community to join their members in breaking their fast and recognizing those in Pittsburgh that have contributed to bridging relations between communities in our beautiful city. The Islamic Center is pleased to have as their featured speaker, Ihsan Bagby. Dr. Bagby is Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky. His research for the last 10 years has focused on Muslims in America. He is a board member on the Council of Islamic Relations.

Julie Webb, Outreach Coordinator,

CERIS Book Discussion for Educators: B

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Seton Hill University, Room/Bldg TBA
Sponsored By: 
CERIS and Seton Hill University

Educators are invited to attend dinner and a book discussion on Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Boo. Boo explores how Muslims, Hindus, and Christians sharing a slum in India's financial capital, Mumbai, have been dealing with the daily implications of global change, intensifying inequality, and repeated efforts to incite religious conflict. Shortlisted for numerous prizes, the book recently won the 2012 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

Elaine Linn,

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 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.

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.

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.

Book Discussion:The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Dormont Public Library, 2950 West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Sponsored By: 
Dormont Public Library

A book discussion group open to the public featuring the book The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance. Guest speaker Dr. Khlood Salman, Associate Professor of Nursing at Duquesne University, will moderate the discussion and answer questions.

Secondary Education Teachers: Speaking the Culture of Egypt

Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 5:45pm to 7:30pm
University of Pittsburgh and Cairo, Egypt
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh

A dream come true….. spending summer 2014 in Egypt.
The University of Pittsburgh’s Global Studies Center and the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, is pleased to announce a call for applications from secondary school educators to participate in this once in a life time course of study.

Elaine Linn,


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