Events

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Past Events

Birds Who Sing in Many Trees: Sufi Singers and the Retuning of Moroccan Islam
Philip Murphy

April 18, 2019 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm | Faculty Center


Islam and the Blues
Dr. Sylviane Diouf

April 9, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:15pm | Alexander Room, EUC


“Excavating a Museum: The 1930s Princeton University Antioch Project”
Dr. Asa Eger

March 20, 2019 | 5:30-6:30 pm | Graham 307


Viral Populism: Antisemitism & Islamophobia in the Era of Mass Migration
Dr. Dorian Bell

February 25, 2019 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | Maple Room, EUC


What Does the Qur’an Teach Muslims About Jews?
Dr. Riffat Hassan

November 13, 2018 | 7pm | Alumni House Virginia Dare Room


A Fairy Tale Read-A-Thon: Tales from the Arabic and Persian Traditions
Assorted Readers

November 2, 2018 | 3-4:30pm | Weatherspoon Art Museum


The Agony of Mosul Under ISIS.
Noor Ghazi

October 30, 2018 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm | TBD



Familiar Faces, Unexpected Places: A Global African Diaspora

September 4, 2018 | 6-8pm | International Civil Rights Center & Museum, 134 South Elm Street


UNCG Middle East Music Ensemble

April 20, 2018 | 11-12:30 pm | North Spencer Parlor


City of Men: A Masculine Topography of Pre-Modern Istanbul
Selim Kuru, NELC, University of Washington

April 19, 2018 | 5:30-6:30 pm | Faculty Center


Life on the First Muslim-Christian Border
Asa Eger, Department of History, UNCG

March 21, 2018 | 5:30-6:30 pm | EUC Maple Room


Screening Racialized France: Immigration, Discrimination, and Citizenship in Contemporary French Cinema
Dr. Cybelle McFadden, This year's Linda Arnold Carlisle Faculty Research Award Winner

March 14, 2018 | | Maple Room (EUC)


Building Community: Immigrants + Refugees in the Triad
Suja Sawafta

February 22, 2018 | 6:30-7:30 pm | Weatherspoon Art Museum Auditorium


Abraham’s Discovery of God in Islamic and Jewish Narratives
Shari L. Lowin, (Professor of Islamic and Jewish Studies in the Religious Studies Department at Stonehill College)

November 9, 2017 | 7pm | Claxton Room, EUC


International Human Rights Film Series

October 12, 2017 | | SOEB 120


we have adorned everything on earth
Saba Taj, artist

September 28, 2017 | 5:00-6:00pm with reception to follow. | The Gatewood Gallery at the School of Art


Protest and Resistance in Iraq and Iran

September 19, 2017 | 5-6pm | EUC Maple Room


Locality, Genre, and Muslim Belonging in South Asia

September 15, 2017 | | Reynolda House Museum of American Art at Wake Forest University


Transcultural and Multiconfessional Connections in the First Global Age: Interactions Between the Portuguese Overseas Empire and the Islamic World.
Dr. Amélia Polónia da Silva, Visiting Scholar on Erasmus Exchange from Universidad de Porto.

November 16, 2016 | 4-5pm | Ferguson 100


Malik Ambar: Power and Slavery across the Indian Ocean
Dr. Omar Ali

October 4, 2016 | 5:30-7:30pm | EUC Kirkland Room


African Muslims and Southern Slavery: Omar Ibn Said of West Africa and North Carolina
Dr. Sylviane Diouf, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library

September 20, 2016 | 11am | Faculty Center


Cairo in One Breath
Anna Kipervaser, director

September 8, 2016 | 2-4pm | EUC Auditorium


America & Islam: Quest for Justice in a Turbulent World
Dr. Omid Safi (Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center, Duke University)

April 13, 2016 | 5:00-6:00pm | EUC Maple Room


Muharram and Modernity in Ladakh: Negotiating a Shi’i identity in an Indo-Himalayan Borderland
Rohit Singh, Visiting Assistant Professor, Religious Studies

April 11, 2016 | 5:30-6:30pm | McIver 140


Representing Muslims in German Literature and Film
Dr. Brooke Kreitinger (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)

March 23, 2016 | 5:30-6:30pm | School of Education Building, SOEB 118


Islam and the Indian Ocean: From Fatimid Egypt to India’s Deccan
Dr. Omar Ali, Eric Johnson, Carley Burroughs

January 27, 2016 | 4:30-5:30pm | EUC Dogwood Room


A Separation
Dr. Alyssa Gabbay, Religious Studies

November 5, 2015 | 6-8:30pm | Graham 212


Persian Calligraphy Workshop and Performance
Majid Roohafza

October 29, 2015 | 4-6pm | Graham 424


The Sufi and the Courtier: Shrines and Shrine Culture in Mughal Delhi
Dr. Chanchal Dadlani, Assistant Professor, Islamic Art and Architecture, South Asian Art and Architecture, Wake Forest College

October 1, 2015 | 4:30-6:00pm | Curry 225


Race & Islam in China
Dr. Zhihong Chen (Assistant Professor of Chinese History at Guilford College)

April 15, 2015 | 5-6 pm | MHRA Building, Room 1214


The Manuscripts of Timbuktu
Dr. Colleen Krieger (History, UNCG), Dr. Conchita Ndege (History, A&T), and professors from Guilford College

April 15, 2015 | 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m | General Classroom Building Auditorium, A-218, at Guilford College


Confronting Islamophobia: Starting the Conversation
Amer Ahmed (Hip Hop Activist, Scholar, Diversity Consultant, and Swarthmore College Dean of the Sophomore Class)

April 13, 2015 | 7pm | School of Education Building, Room 114


Structure and Qur’anic Interpretation
Dr. Raymond Farrin (Associate Professor of Arabic at the American University of Kuwait)

April 9, 2015 | 5-6 pm | Foust Building (Department of Religious Studies), Room 111


City of Borders
Dr. Asa Eger (History) & Dr. Derek Krueger (Religious Studies)

March 26, 2015 | 6:30-8pm | Weatherspoon Art Museum


Creating Community Together in the Face of Tragedy
Dr. Omar Ali

February 12, 2015 | 6 pm | School of Education Building, Room 114



Zones of Contention: After the Green Line

February 7, 2015 | On February 7th, public opening reception: 7-8:30pm | Weatherspoon Art Museum


Muslim Women’s Diverse Reform Methods: the New Millennium
Dr. Amina Wadud

February 3, 2015 | 5:00-6:00pm | Carnegie Room, Hege Library, Guilford College


Palestine and Academic Freedom in the American Imagination
Steven Salaita

February 3, 2015 | 7:00-8:00pm | Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium, Frank Family Science Center, Guilford College


Tinghir-Jerusalem: Echoes from the Mellah
Ellen Haskell and Asa Eger

October 23, 2014 | 6:30-8:30pm | Ferguson 100


Double Vision – Perspectives from Palestine
Todd Drake

October 22, 2014 | | Founders Hall, Guilford College


The Here and Now

October 5, 2014 | 3:30-5:30 pm | Aycock Auditorium


ISIS: A Long-Ignored or Emerging Problem?
Dr. Ali Askerov (Conflict and Peace Studies)

September 18, 2014 | 5-6 pm | Curry Auditorium 225


Lebanon and the Changing Face of the Levant
Dr. Maren Milligan, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Davidson College

April 9, 2014 | 7:30 pm | Curry Auditorium


Beyond the Usual Crises: Tectonic Shifts in the Middle East
Dr. Jerry Pubantz, Professor of Political Science, UNCG

March 27, 2014 | 7:30 pm | Curry Auditorium


The Journey of Turkish Music from the Ottoman Empire to the Present

March 19, 2014 | 7:30 pm | Organ Hall at the School of Music - Free and open to the public


Islamophobia in America
Dr. Carl W. Ernst (Dept. of Religious Studies, UNC Chapel Hill)

March 17, 2014 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Auditorium, EUC


In This Skin.
Dr. Sahar Amer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

November 7, 2013 | 4:30 p.m. | Center for Creative Writing in the Arts, 127 McIver Street (Just opposite the McIver Parking Deck)


Faith, Fear, and Freedom.
Dr. Omar Ali, UNCG

October 24, 2013 | 4:30 p.m. | Curry 225


Relations between Syriac Christians and Muslims in the Early Islamic Period
Dr. Cynthia Villagomez (Dept. of Social Sciences, Winston-Salem State University)

September 26, 2013 | 4:30 p.m. | Curry 225


Slavery and Emancipation in Late 19th Century Sudan
Dr. Kim Searcy (Loyola University Chicago)

April 1, 2013 | 5-6 PM | Curry 225