Muslim Journeys Events at Booth Library

This semester Booth Library has hosted many events as part of its ongoing program Muslim Journeys, a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association and the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University. As the project scholar for Muslim Journeys series here at EIU, Professor Brian Mann participated in many of these events.  He delivered the keynote address at the series’ opening reception, gave public lectures on and led discussions of books about Islam and Islamic history,  and organized a research panel at which four EIU history majors presented their scholarship on the history of the Islamic World (blog post on this event coming soon!).

Prof. Mann delivers the keynote talk (Islam and the Monotheistic Tradition) at the opening reception in January (photo courtesy of Booth Library)

Prof. Mann delivers the keynote talk “Islam and the Monotheistic Tradition” at the opening reception in January (photo courtesy of Booth Library)

 

EIU faculty, staff, and students, members Charleston community, and Prof. Mann discuss Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Brown (photo courtesy of Booth Library)

EIU faculty, staff, students and members of the Charleston community discuss Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Brown (photo courtesy of Booth Library)

Professor Mann delivers a lecture on the origins of Islam in February (photo courtesy of Booth Library)

In February, Professor Mann delivers a lecture on pre-Islamic Arabia and the origins of Islam (photo courtesy of Booth Library)

In March, members of the EIU and Charleston community discuss The Art of Hajj by Vanessa Porter (photo courtesy of Booth Library)

In March, members of the EIU and Charleston community discuss The Art of Hajj by Vanessa Porter (photo courtesy of Booth Library)

Prof. Mann talks with members of the audience about the historical and religious significance of various Hajj rituals (photo courtesy of Booth Library)

Prof. Mann talks with members of the audience about the historical and religious significance of various Hajj rituals (photo courtesy of Booth Library)

While many of the Muslim Journeys events have already taken place, there is still time to take part in this innovative and informative series! There are three more Muslim Journeys events taking place in the coming weeks:

Tuesday, April 1, 7 p.m., Newman Center
Interfaith panel, moderated by Daniel Otto, Instructor of Philosophy
Panelists: Ms. Carly Froomkin Burak, Mr. Roy Lanham, Professor Jyoti Panjwani, Professor Jaysinha Shinde and Professor Duangrudi Suksang

Wednesday, April 9, 5:30 p.m., Witters Conference Room 4440, Booth Library
Book discussion, A Rumi Anthology, led by Dr. Jaysinha Shinde, Assistant Professor of Business

Tuesday, April 15, 7 p.m., Witters Conference Room 4440, Booth Library
Panel discussion, Women in Veil, moderated by Dr. Bonnie Irwin, Dean, College of Arts and Humanities. Panelists: Reham Hamdy Abou-Zaid, Huma Malik, Shannon Mavi

 

 

 

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