Houston: Community, Culture and Tolerance in a Medieval Islamic Society: the Case of the Fatimids

Podcast made available on December 19 by Rice University

Rice University Events

The Boniuk Center for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance at Rice University, in conjunction with His Highness Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Council for the Southwestern United States, will be hosting a lecture program by Dr. Paula Sanders on the topic of “Community, Culture and Tolerance in a Medieval Islamic Society: the Case of the Fatimids”, on Sunday, December 2, 2007, at 2:00 pm, at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center in Sugar Land (1700 First Colony Blvd.)

Dr. Paula Sanders is the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at Rice University , and Associate Professor of History at Rice University. She specializes in classical Islamic culture, Fatimids and Cairo ; her upcoming book Creating Medieval Cairo : Empire, Religion, and Architectural Preservation in Nineteenth Century Egypt will be published this month by The American University in Cairo Press.

This program is free and open to the public.

Seating is limited and registration is required.

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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  1. CALL FOR PAPERS
    Third Annual Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium
    February 19-20, 2009

    University of South Florida, Tampa Library, Tampa, FL

    Keynote Speaker: Michael Sells, John Henry Barrows Professor, University of Chicago

    The Special Collections Department of the Tampa Library, University of South Florida seeks papers from graduate students and recent M.A. or Ph.D. recipients for its Third Annual Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium. This year’s theme is Comparative Mysticism of the Middle Ages: Textual Traditions, 1000-1600. We encourage topics on mystical expressions in the medieval world comparing religions, cultures and/or gender.

    Subjects for proposals may include, but are not limited to:
    • Poetry and lyric
    • Cross-cultural and religious influences
    • Manuscript illumination
    • Spain, Iberia and beyond
    • Mystical forms of dissent and their repression
    • The role of mystic in society

    Please email an abstract of no more than 250 words to Dr. Jane Marie Pinzino, Symposium Coordinator at jpinzino@lib.usf.edu by November 14, 2008. Notification of acceptances will be emailed by November 28, 2008. Please include the title of your paper, name, affiliation and email address. Each paper selected will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation.

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