Tag: Islam

The Qur’an in the Enlightenment — Italian and Mediterranean Colloquium

Presenter: Alexander Bevilacqua (Williams College) Respondent: Sarah R. bin Tyeer (Columbia University) Moderator: Pier Mattia Tommasino (Columbia University) The Qur’an was an object of scholarly attention in the eighteenth century, when, in the wake of Lodovico Marracci’s philological Latin achievement of 1698, a number of writers attempted...

/ November 30, 2017

Photos: Designers showcase modest fashion at Torino Fashion Week

In northern Italian city, Muslim-designed collections dominated the runway.

/ July 4, 2017

Is a European Islam Possible?

The European Court of Justice recently ruled that employers may forbid their employees to wear the Muslim hijab as long as they prohibit all other visible religious symbols. The decision was hailed by anti-Islam groups across Europe—such as the Alternative...

/ March 29, 2017

Gendering French Colonial History. Madame Luce and her School for Muslim Girls in 19th-Century Algeria

Institute of French Studies Lecture Rebecca Rogers is professor of history of education (Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité). She is the author of From the Salon to the Schoolroom; Educating Bourgeois Girls in 19th-Century France (The Penn State University...

/ March 1, 2017

Russia Hajj: Empire and the Pilgrimage to Mecca

Please join us for a talk with Eileen Kane, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Program in Global Islamic Studies at Connecticut College, about her book, Russian Hajj: Empire and the Pilgrimage to Mecca (Cornell, 2015). This event is part of...

/ December 5, 2016
Cathedral-Mosque of Cordoba

In Spain, an ownership dispute troubles famous religious sites

Some Jewish and Muslim monuments still belong to the Spanish Catholic Church, which probably won't give them back.

/ November 14, 2016