Past Events

Oct15
Race and Islam

Race and Islam: Global Histories, Contemporary Legacies

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.

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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

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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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

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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