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Thursday February 22nd 2024


U of M West Bank & HN Central Library
Monday Oct. 21 4:00 to 6:30 pm
Koran by Heart

Insights on Islamic culture; 3 families with children in a Cairo Koran-reciting contest; with discussion. Humphrey School, Cowles Auditorium, U of M 301 19th Av. So. Cawo Abdi, Prof.of sociology U of M with Abdirahman Mukhtar and Ahmed Ali, HN County Library

Monday Nov. 25, 4 – 6 p.m
Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World 

An epic journey across 9
countries and 1,400+ years of history exploring the richness of
Islamic art and revels in finding commonalities in a shared artistic heritage with the West and East.
Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222  21st Av. So.
Catherine Asher, Prof. Islamic and Indian Art; 1200 to today having traveled from Spain to China areas with sizable Muslim populations.

5 Tuesdays: Sep. 17, Oct. 1, 15, 29 and Nov. 12
Let”'s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys

Read and discuss 5 books on Connected Histories Centuries before dawn of the modern age; world was a surprisingly interconnected place. Readings  introduce a way of understanding the past in which Islam and the West are products of a shared, cosmopolitan, and inextricably intertwined past. Books help envision the world of our ancestors,
which was as complex and dynamically interconnected as the
world today.
7:00 – 8:45 p.m.
HN Cty Library  Mpls.Central: Pohlad Hall 300 Nicollet
Mall Giancarlo Casale,Harvard Univ. Prof. History and
Middle Eastern Studies & Assoc.Prof.History of the Islamic World, U of M REG.: Recommended* (not req.) * 20 Lending copies reserved for first registered.

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