08 Feb 2019


The Praiseworthy One: Devotional Images of The Prophet Muhammad In Islamic Traditions

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 4:30pm
202 Frick Fine Arts Building
Sponsored By: 
Medieval & Renaissance Studies Program, the Early Modern Worlds Initiative, the Humanities Center, the Department of Religious Studies, and History of Art & Architecture Program

This presentation explores paintings of Muhammad produced in Persian and Turkish lands from the 1300s to the modern day. Ranging from veristic to abstract, these images represent Muhammad’s individual traits, primordial luminosity, and veiled essence. Their pictorial motifs reveal that artists engaged in abstract thought and turned to symbolic imagery to convey Muhammad’s origins and prophetic standing. These images inspired various mystical beliefs and practices.

15 Feb 2019


Africans in India -- From Slaves to General Rulers

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 4:00pm to Monday, March 18, 2019 - 8:00pm
Frick Fine Art Building Room 125
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh

Friday, Feburary 15
Exhibition Opening Reception, University Art Gallery (UAG) in Frick Fine Arts (FFA) Introduction by Kenneth X. Robbins, Omar H. Ali, Jazmin Graves | FFA 125, 4pm Exhibition opening | UAG, 5-7pm

Friday, February 22
Symposium on African Diasporas in the Indian Ocean | Humanities Center, Cathedral of Learning 602, 11am-5pm
11am-12:30pm Dwight A. Carey
1:30-3:15pm Roundtable with Yolanda Covington-Ward, RA Judy,
Idrissou Mora-Kpai, Imani Owens, Nico Slate 3:30-5:00pm Indrani Chatterjee

07 Feb 2019


Black Lives Matter: intersectional and transnational perspectives

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
University of Pittsburgh, Hillman Library, Thornburgh Room, Hillman library.
Sponsored By: 
Global Studies Center, The Islamicate Studies Working Group, University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh; Ferguson Voices

Black Lives Matter: intersectional and transnational perspectives
Thursday Feb 7, at 12:00pm, Thornburgh Room, Hillman library.
Donna Auston


28 Mar 2019


Book Discussion: The Butterfly Mosque: A Young Woman's Journey to Love and Islam

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Penn Highlands Community College
Sponsored By: 
Penn Highlands Community College, Georgetown University and the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies

Penn Highlands will host a community book discussion on The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam. Books are available at local library's throughout Cambria Country. Register to to attend at www.pennhighlands.edu, under events

Dr. Susan Douglass, Education Outreach Coordinator, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University will lead the discussion.

Refreshments served.


13 Feb 2019


The Medieval Melting Pot -- Intersections between Byzantine. Islamic. and Latin Coinages Throughout the Middle Ages

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 4:30pm
Humanities Center 602 CL
Sponsored By: 
CERIS, Humanities Center, School of Arts and Science

The Medieval Melting Pot -- Intersections between Byzantine. Islamic. and Latin Coinages Throughout the Middle Ages
Speaker: Alan M. Stahl
Curators of Numismatics
Princeton Univesity
Dates: Wednesday. February 13th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Location: Humanities Center 602 Cathedral of Learning

22 Feb 2019


Our Struggle Our People

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
Repair the World East Liberty, 6022 Broad St.
Sponsored By: 
Repair the World

Jamaat of Shaykh Uthman Dan Fodio
Rabat Nur Uz Zamaan
Light of the Age
Presents " Our Strggle Our People"
Come to join us to celebrate the legacy of indigenous Muslims in America
Friday, Febuary 22nd 7pm
At Repair the World East Liberty
6022 Broad St.

Imam Hamza

04 Feb 2019


Shaykh Musa Kamra and the Genealogy of an African Islamic Modernity

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
3703 Wesley W. Posvar Hall History Department Lounge
Sponsored By: 
World History Center

Wendell Marsh, Rutgers University will present.

The Early Modern Worlds Initiative and the World History Center present a year-long speaker series titled "Islam in the World". You are also invited to a lunch discussion on the perspectives on the filed with Wendell Marsh. at 12 Noon on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Please RSVP for the lunch on the 5th to whc@pitt.edu


17 Jan 2019


Book Talk: The Islamic State in Britain: Radicalization and Resilience in an Activist Network

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Twentieth Century Club, 2nd Floor (4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15213).
Sponsored By: 
The Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies

The Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies is delighted to invite you to the launch of Dr. Michael Kenney’s book, “The Islamic State in Britain: Radicalization and Resilience in an Activist Network,” on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm at the Twentieth Century Club, 2nd Floor (4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15213).

A panel discussion will be held with Drs. Kenney, Alexander Montgomery and Julie Chernov Hwang.

Sanda Prigg-Monteverde sjp89@pitt.edu

19 Jan 2019


CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER: Nana Asma'u: The Model of Literacy for Muslim Women

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
301 1/2 N Craig Street. Few of a Kind Store
Sponsored By: 
Few of a Kind and Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh


Dr. Beverly Mack, Professor Emeritus of African and Women Studies, University of Kansas will present her research on Nan Asma'u, the Model of Literacy for Muslim Women

16 Jan 2018


Stealing the Bosnian Census, 2013-2016

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
4130 Posvar Hall, 230 South Bouquet Street, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies

The 2013 Bosnian census figures report by the central government contain an over count of approximately 150,000, a number greater than the population of the third-largest city in the country, and probably due mainly to illegal registration on non-residents in strategically important parts of the country. While EUROSTAT has devised procedures to ensure a more accurate enumeration, the leaders of the three main ethno-national political communities had opposing interests in country nonresident, illegally, as residents.



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