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Adnan Husain offers free online course on the History of the Crusades

Dr. Adnan Husain will offer a new, online, free course called The Crusading Society this fall, beginning this Saturday, October 1. 

This course will examine the Crusades to understand their causes and consequences for the formation and transformation of "Latin Christendom" and, as a result, Europe. It will investigate whether what R.I. Moore famously termed "a persecuting society" might be characterized as "the crusading society." The course will attempt to employ medieval and Mediterranean history to explore the shared roots and connected genealogies of Islamophobia, antisemitism, white supremacy and settler colonialism in our own world.

The Crusading Society is a collaborative venture between Guerrilla History podcast, The Majlis podcast, and The Muslim Societies-Global Perspectives project at Queen's University, with support from the David Feldman Show community. The Crusading Society is co-sponsored with the Islamophobia Documentation and Research Project at UC Berkeley and the Islamophobia Studies Journal.

This course will meet on Google Meet on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:00 AM EST. 

Registration is free and open to all. Please register for The Crusading Society here. 


Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.