Islam In and Beyond the Liberal ArtsIslam In and Beyond the Liberal Artshttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/229952Gest Center 1012013-02-25T16:15:002013-02-25T18:00:00
February 25, 4:15PM–6:00PM
Gest Center 101
MEIS Roundtable Discussion on the State of the Field
Professors Tariq al-Jamil, Jamel Velji, and Travis Zadeh will lead a roundtable discussion on the state of Islamic studies in and beyond the contexts of liberal arts education. Over the last decade, following the course of the Global War on Terrorism, there has been an increased academic interest in Islamic studies. This has meant that within liberal arts colleges across the United States there has been a noticeable curricular expansion of faculty teaching Islam in the classroom from multiple disciplinary frameworks. Historically, the study of Islam has been located at the cusp of various fields, from Orientalism and area studies to the study of religion. Thinking beyond the legacies of foreign policy in shaping the field, this roundtable discussion will look at the history and future of Islamic studies in the college curriculum.
This is the fourth Middle East and Islamic Studies Working Group Roundtable Discussion, sponsored by the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Political Science Department.
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