As of August 11, 2021, George Mason University will require all individuals on our campus to wear masks indoors, including classrooms and laboratories, regardless of vaccination status. For more information, please see Mason’s updated mask policy.
AVAGIS 2022 International Conference | Call for Papers by Oct.15
Friday, October 15, 2021 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Submission of Proposals
The Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University will convene an international conference on Race and Islam to be held from March 23rd through 25th, 2022 on its campus in Fairfax, Virginia. The conference aims to treat the subject through a set of broad, cross-disciplinary conversations exploring the full range of intersections between race, Islam, and Muslim experience. We invite paper proposals from all disciplines across the social sciences and humanities; all time periods, historical and contemporary alike; and all geographic and cultural contexts globally.
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.
The Global Affairs and Middle East and Islamic Studies Programs present a panel discussion between experts Robert Crews, Mejgan Massoumi, and Hashim Wahdatyar, who bring their perspectives to the question of Afghanistan's historical and current role in global affairs.
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.
George Mason University will conduct its 54th Spring Commencement virtually in accordance with public health recommendations on Friday, May 14. Information about the CHSS celebrations will be shared on the college's website and will be continually updated.