Izzat Hasan Sheikh Lectures

These lectures at the University of Florida are made possible by the Izzat Hasan Sheikh Endowment in Islamic Studies.

FALL 2019

ISLAM AND THE SPICE TRADE: PROFIT AND PROPHECY IN THE GLOBAL MIDDLE AGES
Professor Joel Blecher (George Washington University)
Monday 21 October   2-3 PM     Keene-Flint 005
Event Poster Blecher 2019

SPRING 2020

THE STUDY OF ISLAM AND THE CRITICAL HUMANITIES: A SYMPOSIUM
This half-day symposium will explore synergies between Islamic studies and critical humanistic inquiry.

Sadia Abbas (Rutgers): Thinking Greece: Islam and the Border of Europe
miriam cooke (Duke): How Do Women Write the Arab Postcolony?
Bruce B. Lawrence (Duke): Islamicate Cosmopolitan Spirit: The Embodiment of Fuzzy Logic and Its Longterm Consequences
Cyrus Ali Zargar (University of Central Florida): On Infidelity as Liberation: Persian Poetic Symbols in Iranian Cinema

Friday 3 April 2020 9AM to 12:30 PM (concluding with Luncheon for all participants)
Keane Faculty Center (Dauer Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL)

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AN INTELLECTUAL REVOLUTION: IRAN, 1979, AND GLOBAL ISLAM 
A Lecture by Dr. Simon Wolfgang Fuchs (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
Monday 13 April 2020 6-8 PM
Dauer Hall 215 (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL)
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Global Islamic Studies and the University of Florida International Center
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