March 22, 2014
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