Jun 2022

02 Jun 2022


MasterClass on Eurasia: Working With Soviet Images

Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 12:30pm

Using the case of Soviet visual culture, this masterclass asks how scholars from various disciplines can productively engage with images. Which analytical tools are available? What is the relationship between text and image? Was Stalinist culture logocentric, was it, in other words, dominated by one category of signs? What kinds of logic become operative with visual signs, is there such a thing as an irreducible visuality - is "a picture worth a thousand words"? We will examine a variety of images, ranging from newspaper photographs to agitprop posters to easel paintings.

08 Jun 2022


Book Launch: Governance and Domestic Policymaking in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:45pm
online Singapore Time

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh NOTE Singapore Time

18 Jun 2022


Understanding Islam and Muslims: An Institute for Educators

Sunday, June 19, 2022 (All day) to Saturday, July 2, 2022 (All day)

The Dar al Islam Teachers' Institutes have been held at our famous facilities in Abiquiu, New Mexico since 1994.

Our goal is to enable educators to teach about Islam with greater confidence. Participants gain a deeper understanding of the basic tenets of Islam, and see firsthand how Islam works in the daily lives of the program’s Muslim faculty and staff.

Through discourse, study of texts, and interaction with Muslims, some of the questions we seek to address include: