March 11, 2014 ALL

Week of Islamic Art and Culture

The Nursi Chair in Islamic Studies will be hosing JCU’s Seventh Annual Week of Islamic Art and Culture will from March 23-27. This year’s events are:

  • Sunday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in Donahue Auditorium, Anna Gade, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia in the Religious Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will give a talk titled “Islam and the Environment: Examples from Indonesia.” Refreshments will be served after the talk.
  • Monday, March 24, through Thursday, March 27, at 10 a.m. each day, a demonstration of the traditional Islamic art of marbling or ebru will be given by Mrs. Tulin Olgun in the Donahue Auditorium.
  • Monday, March 24, at 7 p.m. in Donahue Auditorium, Asma Afsaruddin, Ph.D., Chair and Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University, will give a talk titled “A Different Kind of Striving: Jihad as Peacemaking.” Refreshments will be served after the talk.
  • On Tuesday, March 25, and Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in Donahue Auditorium, there will be showings of the film “Isalm Empire of Faith.” Following each showing there will be a question and answer session with Zeki Saritoprak, Ph.D.

For more infromation please vist the Nursi Chair’s website: go.jcu.edu/nursi