Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Film Screening: "Dream Empire" (David Borenstein, 2016, 75 min, China/Denmark, in Chinese w/ subtitles & English, Color, Digital). "Dream Empire" follows Yana, an ambitious young woman who leaves her rural home to pursue the fabled Chinese Dream in Chongqing's thriving real estate market. Yana... Read More »
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
Perkins Library 217
Unlike the Gospels of the New Testament - which relate narratives of Jesus' ministry on earth - the Holy Qur'an is believed to be the verbatim words of God as communicated through the angel Gabriel to Muhammad in the 7th Century CE. Collected together and grouped generally according to length (... Read More »
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Please join us for the third night of the African Film Festival! "Red Leaves" examines the life of a man Meseganio Tadela (Debebe Eshetu), a 74-year-old recent widower and Ethiopian immigrant. Following the death of his wife, Meseganio sells his apartment and plans on living the rest of his days... Read More »
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 11:30am
Carr 229
How might, or should, we remember and live with the aftermath of genocide? Foregrounding the role of space and place, Anika Walke examines how people have remembered and lived with the effects and repercussions of systematic violence and genocide in Belarus. Building on a variety of sources... Read More »
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240
This presentation will outline Birk's project of hand-transcribing the entire Qur'an according to historic Islamic traditions and illuminating the text with relevant scenes from American life. Nine years in the making, the project was inspired by a decade of extended travel in Islamic regions of... Read More »
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 4:30pm
Perkins Library 217
This talk seeks to deconstruct present-day images and stereotypes embedded in the works of "media pundits" and "terrorist experts" that Muslims in Southeast Asia are prone to conflict and violence. Based on my recent book Muslim Cosmopolitanism: Southeast Asian Islam in Comparative Perspective (... Read More »
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 5:30pm
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Do you love Indian culture and Bollywood movies?Come and join us for a free screening of Hindi Medium. In Hindi with subtitles. Hindi Medium is a situational comedy based on social issues. It's a family-oriented story of a couple who is determined that their three-year-old daughter should study in... Read More »
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:30am
This conference brings together legal and literary scholars to discuss the practice of emergency legislation, its particular form, and ways to think of cultural production in this context. The five speakers will address the linkages between emergency legislation in the British Empire and its... Read More »
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:30am
West Duke, Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, Room 101
In recent years, "The State of Emergency" as a philosophical, critical and meta-legal concept, has received much attention, particularly through the work of Giorgio Agamben and a revived interest in the German jurist Carl Schmitt. In turn, legal scholars have turned their attention to emergency... Read More »
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 12:30pm
Rubenstein Library Breedlove Room 349
The Hijaz in modern Saudi Arabia is today widely recognised as the home of the two holiest cities in the Islamic world, Mecca and Medina, which are a destination for pilgrims from across the globe. This paper will discuss the emergence of this region as the Islamic world's holy land, with... Read More »