Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives

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Featured Event - February 2020

POSTPONED UNTIL LATE SEPTEMBER OR EARLY OCTOBER

  • February 25th - Dr. Ruba Kana'an, University of Toronto.  

    • “The Friday Mosque: Architectural Splendor and the Polemics of Representation in Pre-Modern Muslim Societies”
    • Tuesday, February 25
    • 4:00pm - 5:30 pm
    • MacCorry Hall D216
    • co-sponsored with Art History and Art Conservation
  • Abstract:
    This paper re-thinks the common perception of the Friday mosque as the “architectural monument par excellence.” The talk discusses the historical development of Friday mosques in the pre-modern Muslim world and the relationship between these architectural monuments and the ways in which contemporaneous Muslim jurists discussed and legislated for Friday prayer. By so doing, it questions the current art historical approach that mainly focuses on materiality and patronage while failing to take due consideration of the legal understanding of the functional as well as symbolic nature of the Friday mosque.

  • Bio:

    Ruba Kana’an (DPhil, Oxford) teaches Islamic art and architecture at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Her research and publications focus on the intersections between art, artists, art production, and law in Muslim contexts. Her experience spans the worlds of academia, museums, architectural practice, and community-based art education.

 

 

February 28th-29th - Becoming Allies: Muslim-Jewish Solidarity in the Face of Islamophobia and Antisemitism 
Co-sponsored with Department of History, Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives, and Jewish Studies Program
 

  • Feb 28th - "Confronting the Pushback Against Muslim-Jewish Solidarity
    • Professor Rabab Abdulhadi, San Francisco State University & Professor Barry Trachtenberg, Wake Forest University
    • Robert Sutherland Hall  @ 4:00 pm
       
  • Feb 29th - Symposium: Islamophobia & Antisemitism, Past and Present
    • ​​​​​​​Professor I. Kalmar (University of Toronto); Dr. M. Mazigh (writer, Rights Advocate); Professor M. Bayoumi (Brooklyn College); L. Tarachansky (Filmmaker, Journalist); A. Kanji, JD, LLM (Writer, Programming Director, Noor Culture Centre)
    • Donald Gordon Centre @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm 
    • Limited seating available. Please register with Prof. Salzmann of History [as45@queensu.ca
       

All Events:

October 

 

  • October 24th 
    • Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis, Director of Collections and Public Programs, Aga Khan Museum Toronto
    • Light from Within.  An Alternative Approach to Islamic Art
    • Agnes Etherington Art Centre @ 6:30 pm

 

AMAR CHEBIB - DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
Syrian-Canadian filmmaker Amar Chebib began making videos in his youth while growing up between the Middle East and North America. Wajd is his first feature length documentary.  Over five years, we witness the struggles of Ibrahim, Abdulwahed, and Mohamed as they face their traumatic past. Forced to rebuild their lives in exile, they turn to their love of music to help them find meaning in the aftermath of destruction and atrocity.

 


November

 


January

  • January 14th - Adam Ali
    • Radical Play. Without Sports, I would be lost: Orientalism in TSN's Radical Play
    • MacCorry D216 @ 4:00 pm

 

 


February

  • February 6th - Emrah Yildiz
    • The Traffic in Iranian Pilgrims. Historicity and Sociality of Saint Visitation across the Middle East
    • Stirling 414  @ 6:00 pm
    • Emrah Yıldız is Crown Junior Chair in Middle East Studies and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University. He is a historically attuned cultural anthropologist, studying routes of religious, commercial and political mobility between Iran, Turkey and Syria.

      His book project, The Traffic in Iranian Pilgrims: Religion, Economy and Territory across Borders, synthesizes these areas of scholarship to chronicle the pathways of a ziyarat (visitation) route. Often referred to as Hajj-e Fuqara’ (pilgrimage of the poor) in Iran, this route has shuttled Iranian pilgrims as well as contraband goods such as oil, sugar and tobacco, among bus stations in Iran, informal bazaars in Turkey, and the Sayyida Zaynab shrine in Syria. 

 

  • POSTPONED UNTIL LATE SEPTEMBER OR EARLY OCTOBER - February 25th - Ruba Kana-an

    • The Friday Mosque: Architectural Splendor and the Polemics of Representation in Pre-Modern Muslim Societies
      MacCorry D216 @ 4:00 pm

 

  • February 28th-29th - Becoming Allies: Muslim-Jewish Solidarity in the Face of Islamophobia and Antisemitism 
    Co-sponsored with Department of History, Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives, and Jewish Studies Program
    ​​​​​​​
  • Feb 28th - "Confronting the Pushback Against Muslim-Jewish Solidarity
    • Professor Rabab Abdulhadi, San Francisco State University & Professor Barry Trachtenberg, Wake Forest University
    • Robert Sutherland Hall  @ 4:00 pm
       
  • Feb 29th - Symposium: Islamophobia & Antisemitism, Past and Present
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Professor Ivan Kalmar (University of Toronto); Dr. Monia Mazigh (writer, Rights Advocate); Professor Moustafa Bayoumi (Brooklyn College); Lia Tarachansky (Filmmaker, Journalist); Azeezah Kanji, JD, LLM (Writer, Programming Director, Noor Culture Centre)
    • Donald Gordon Centre @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm 
    • Limited seating available. Please register with Prof. Salzmann of History [as45@queensu.ca

 


March

  • March 19th - Juan Cole
    • Title: TBA
    • University Club - George Teeves Rm - Light Reception @ 5:30 pm  -- Talk @ 6:00 pm 

April

  • April 29th-30th - Mediterranean Conference
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    • Watson Hall Rm 517 @ 8:30 am

 

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