Clothing Sacred Scripture (Zurich 9-11 Oct 14)

Zurich, October 9 – 11, 2014 Deadline: Feb 25, 2014 In a traditional perspective, book religions are seen as agents of logocentrism, establishing a sharp dichotomy between scripture and aesthetics, religion and art. This judgment was based primarily on dogmatic assumptions and posterior idealizations, however. In the light of their material, performative and artistic practice, religions of the bookContinue reading “Clothing Sacred Scripture (Zurich 9-11 Oct 14)”

Workshop and Symposium: Minorities in the Mediterranean (7 & 8 March, San Francisco)

The Mediterranean Seminar/University of California Multi-Campus Research Project and the departments of Comparative and World Literature, History, Jewish Studies, and the Spanish Program of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at San Francisco State University invite participants to a two-day, two-part event on Medieval and Early Modern Minorities in the Mediterranean, to be held on 7 &Continue reading “Workshop and Symposium: Minorities in the Mediterranean (7 & 8 March, San Francisco)”

Radio: BBC Radio 3 – The Essay, Islamic Architecture: The Islamic Golden Age

This major essay series continues as leading thinkers and practitioners share their knowledge and passion for the Golden Age of Islam. Dr. Sussan Babaie from the Courtauld Institute is an expert in Islamic architecture. She turns the spotlight on two significant monuments of the early medieval period in the Islamic world: the 10th century royalContinue reading “Radio: BBC Radio 3 – The Essay, Islamic Architecture: The Islamic Golden Age”