Past Events

Oct1
Fifth Annual Graduate Student Book Review Colloquium | December 9

Fifth Annual Graduate Student Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Call for Papers by Oct.1

Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies

Friday, October 1, 2021 9:00 PM
Submission of Proposals

The Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University and The Maydan, the Center’s public-facing scholarship platform, present the fifth annual Graduate Student Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies to be held on December 9, 2021. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2021.

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Sep14

MEMORIAL EVENT

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Johnson Center, JC Cinema

Please join us for the exhibition and the screening of Marc Rothemund’s film Sophie Scholl. Die letzten Tage, organized by the German Program in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and sponsored by the German Embassy. The exhibition and the film focus on the most prominent member of the resistance group White Rose in Nazi Germany—Sophie Scholl, whose legacy resonates with us today. The film is in German with English subtitles. Professor of German Natalia Dudnik will introduce the event.

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May19
Mass-producing the cosmos: visuality and divination from manuscript to lithograph in 19th-century South Asia

Mass-producing the cosmos: visuality and divination from manuscript to lithograph in 19th-century South Asia

AVACGIS Guest Lecture Series with Nur Sobers-Khan

Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Virtual Event

Nur Sobers-Khan's paper explores the genealogy of Tilsimat-i Aja’ib (Talismans of Wonder) texts, a genre that features elements of cosmology and divination, in Urdu lithographs of the 19th and early 20th century in the British Library’s collections, examining the illustrative programs in these texts and positing a continuity with the Persian Aja’ib al-Makhluqat (Wonders of Creation) manuscript tradition.

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