Dr. Adnan Husain (MSGP Director, Director of the School of Religion, and Associate Professor in History) will offer a new, online, free course called The Crusading Society this fall, beginning 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, The Muslim Societies-Global Perspectives project at Queen's University with support from the David Feldman Show community and is co-sponsored with the Islamophobia Documentation and Research Project at UC Berkeley and the Islamophobia Studies Journal.
This course will meet virtually on Google Meet on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:00 AM EST. The course begins on October 1, 2022.
Registration is free and open to all. Please register for The Crusading Society here.