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Wayne State University Libraries announce November/December event lineup for “Let’s Talk About it: Muslim Journeys” series

The Wayne State University Libraries will coordinate several events in November and December as part of the “Let’s Talk About it: Muslim Journeys” reading and discussion series. “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys” is a scholar-led reading and discussion program designed to foster opportunities for informed community conversations about the histories, faith, and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the United States.

The Wayne State Libraries were one of 125 libraries selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association to receive a grant that gave the Libraries the “Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys.” The books and films comprising the Bookshelf were selected under the advice of librarians and cultural programming experts, as well as scholars in the fields of anthropology, world history, religious studies, interfaith dialogue, the history of art and architecture, world literature, Middle East studies, Southeast Asian studies, African studies and Islamic studies.

Event lineup includes:

Professor Anne Duggan: From Genie to Efreet: Fantastic Apparitions in the Tales of the Arabian Nights
Thursday, November 7
3:30 p.m.
Bernath Auditorium
David Adamany Undergraduate Library

Oxford Islamic Studies Online: Database Introduction, Demonstration & Hands-On Practice
Thursday, November 14
11 a.m.
Lab A
David Adamany Undergraduate Library
Lab capacity is limited; please e-mail AQ8554@wayne.edu to reserve a seat

Curated Tour of the “Arts of Asia and the Islamic World” Collection
Thursday, November 14
2 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts
Tour capacity is limited; please e-mail AQ8554@wayne.edu to reserve a space
We will meet at 2:00 p.m. at the Woodward Entrance

Film: Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World
Thursday, November 14
3 p.m.
Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall (please use the Woodward Entrance)
Detroit Institute of Arts

Oxford Islamic Studies Online: Database Introduction, Demonstration & Hands-On Practice
Monday, November 18
4 p.m.
Lab A
David Adamany Undergraduate Library
Lab capacity is limited; please e-mail AQ8554@wayne.edu to reserve a seat

Professor Mohamed El-Sharkawi: The Qur’ān and the Establishment of a Nation
Film: Koran by Heart: One Chance to Remember (film showing will start at 4 p.m.)

Thursday, November 21
3 p.m.
P/K Auditorium
Purdy-Kresge Library

Book Discussion: Snow by Orhan Pamuk
Thursday, December 5
3:30 p.m.
Community Room
David Adamany Undergraduate Library

* * * All events are free and open to the public * * *

The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

More information at the Muslim Journeys Libguide

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