As a part of Booth Library’s ongoing Muslim Journey’s programming, four history students recently presented their research on various topics in Islamic History to a public audience . After presenting their research to a group which included EIU faculty, staff, students, and members of the Charleston community, the students then fielded questions during an informative discussion session. The panel was organized and moderated by Professor Brian Mann for whom the four students carried out their research projects in the F13 semester. The four presenters and their respective research projects were:
- First year History MA student Adam Mohebbi, who discussed his research on martyrdom during the First Gulf War
- Junior history major Taylor Yangas, who presented her research on women and women’s rights in early Islamic societies,
- Senior history major Grant Watts, who discussed his research on the Arabs’ use of jihad during the Mongol conquests,
- Senior history major John Proffitt, who presented his research on early Byzantine-Arab relations.
Congratulations to our four students on giving such fantastic and informative presentations!