This free public workshop will explore the amazing life story of Yarrow Mamout, an African Muslim slave who lived and eventually owned property in Georgetown until his death in 1823, and will highlight the research currently being conducted at the site of his former home.
Skovgaard-Petersen (University of Copenhagen) detailed the trends that have prevailed in drama serials and Islamic talk shows from the Middle East since the emergence of regional satellite channels in the 1990s.
Masters students in the Middle East and Islamic Studies program have organized the first club of its kind at Mason, the GMU Middle East Studies Students Association, and have now launched its website featuring the students' original articles and book reviews as well as faculty news and MESSA event announcements.
As part of the Muslim Student Alliance's annual Islam Awareness Week and the Ali Vural Ak Center's Spring 2015 Lecture Series, Jonathan Brown (Georgetown University) visited Mason for a presentation on "Sharia Law and the Modern World", providing an overview of key concepts and terminology while also addressing the issues with commonly cited studies that reflect Muslims' diverse opinions on Sharia.
Students will be able to register for next semester's classes starting Tuesday April 7. The list of courses in Islamic Studies offered in Fall 2015, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, is now available here.