The Maydan Podcast

Announced by the University of Pittsburgh

The Maydan Podcast offers discussions addressing a range of topics and themes—both contemporary and historical—across multiple academic disciplines. It is designed to appeal to both academic and non-expert audiences.

A team of scholars from different institutions and representing a wide range of subfields and domains of expertise contribute to the podcast. It will produce 50 episodes over one year and seeks to engage audiences within and outside the field of Islamic Studies.


About al-Madaq

This website presents the history of Cairo through various texts, maps, photographs, and artworks. It relies on digital technologies to make historical maps and photographs available to the public and to rediscover them as sources for historical writing. Al-Madaq contains three main components. First, an archive that features a collection of some of Cairo’s most important historical maps, from the French Expedition map of 1809 to a map from 1920, that are geotagged onto satellite images.


American Muslims Breaking Barriers in Politics

CAIR, JETPAC and MPower report on preliminary analysis of the 2020 election results of Muslim American candidates, unique challenges and recommendations for the American Muslims Community.


Emergent: Women’s Voices

Emergent (BarAyandegan) is a new body of work about Iranian women and how they changed the dynamics of gender and the socio-economic structures in the 20th century Iran. In its first phase, Emergent includes a series of guided conversations with women who were born before 1950. These conversations took place in their personal spaces, and make up the content of the podcast series. Each episode provides an intimate portrait of one woman in her own voice.


4th international conference on Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Women and Gender in Religions

Nazareth College, Hickey Center for interfaith Studies and Dialogue is pleased to announce its 4th international conference on Sacred Texts and Human Contexts: Women and Gender in Religions on July 30 - August 1, 2017. The Conference is open to scholars in religious, theology, women and gender studies and other social scientists from US and abroad as presenters or participants.
* The proposal should be no more than 550 words.
* Send a 225-word resume that presents expertise in the area of your presentation.


2014 Jordan Summer Study Program for Teachers

The Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh in collaboration with CERIS will lead a four-week study program in Jordan this summer. Through this amazing experience, high school teachers will enhance their ability to educate students about the Arab and Islamic world and become proficient in colloquial Arabic.


Global Generation Y Program

Funded by the National Association of International Educators (NAFSA) and the U.S. Department of State in 2003, the Global Generation Y Program introduced non-Muslim professionals to international Muslim graduate students to encourage cross-cultural understanding within the framework of civil society, culture, religion, and professional development. The participants volunteered together with civic organizations, read two books and participated in book discussions, and held community dinners and discussions and a weekend retreat.


CERIS Educator's Readers' Forum

K-16 Educators are invited to participate in the bi-annual Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies Faculty Readers' Forum.

The spring 2023 Book Discussion will take place February 21, 2023 at 6 PM Eastern Standard Time in person in 4217 Posvar Hall or via Zoom. Register Here:

The book we are reading is Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America by Sohail Daulatzai.

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