CIS News for March 2017

News and events from the Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU

On Sunday March 5, from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Doug Adams Gallery, Islamic Art Historian and CIS Visiting Scholar Carol Bier will be in conversation on the current exhibition Carol has curated, Reverberating Echoes: Contemporary Art Inspired by Traditional Islamic Art. Reverberating Echoes highlights the work of seven American artists of diverse interests, backgrounds, and training.  Inspired by traditional Islamic art, their works echo historic aesthetic concerns, often advancing human knowledge and understanding by experimentation with new technologies. For more info on the exhibition, please see:

Our neighbors at Zaytuna College have made the catalog for Reverberating Echoes available for purchase online or in person at the Zaytuna bookstore (hours: M-F, 9:30am-2:30pm). This book includes an introduction and two essays, "Engaging Tradition Today," and "What is 'Traditional Islamic Art'?" plus exhibit catalog and bibliography. You can also read an essay about Reverberating Echoes that was published recently in Berkeleyside.

CIS is pleased to present a panel on countering Islamophobia at the PSR conference, Borders & Identity, March 17-18. For more info and registration, please see:

CIS is pleased to announce an event featuring two presentations on March 20, from 12-2pm, at the GTU Dinner Boardroom, co-sponsored by the GTU Asia Project. The lectures will be on "Islam in Japan" by Dr. Kei Takahashi, CIS/GTU Visiting Scholar, from Sophia University, Japan, and on "Islam in China" by Dr. Yuting Wang, UC Berkeley Sociology, from the American University of Sharjah, UAE.