Event – October 18 | University of Chicago: Ismaili Studies Conference and Islamicate Studies Symposium – Teaching Islam

Over fifty years ago, Marshall Hodgson (1922-1968), Professor of Islamic Studies, Chair of the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought and author of the Venture of Islam, taught that if a Martian came to Earth in the 16-17th Century, the visitor to Earth would have observed Muslim Civilizations to be dominant. The Ottomans (1301-1923) possessed the most powerful forces on Earth, the Safavids (1501-1736) had a most vibrant culture and the Mughals (1526-1857) had the richest economy.

What would such a Martian traveler to earth see today?

Is our inattention and focus being directed to perpetuate misinformation and conflict?

Keynote Address: John E. Woods, Professor of Iranian and Central Asian History and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the College, University of Chicago

EVENT: Islamicate Studies Symposium – Teaching Islam
DATE: Saturday, October 18th, 2014
TIME: October 18: 9:00 a.m  – 5:30 p.m CST
VENUE: University of Chicago, 915 E 60th Street, Chicago. IL 60637

ISC - Ismaili Studies Conference and Islamicate Studies Symposium - Teaching Islam

Ismaili Studies Conference (ISC) is part of a three-day event and is followed by the Islamicate Studies Symposium. Which culminates with an evening program — part of Humanities Day — consisting of: a presentation of Mosque Alert by Silk Road Rising followed by the Keynote Address and ends with a musical performance organised by Wanees Zarour director of the Middle East Music Ensemble.

ISC Programme: http://teachingislam.org/ismailistudies/ISC_Programme.html


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