Category: History and Anthropology

WATCH: Rethinking Global Cities — Infrastructure, Urban Development & Change in China,Turkey and Ghana

[ 0 ] March 26, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 4, 2015:  A year-long Rethinking Global Cities project at Duke, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,  is investigating the complex, hybrid and contested cultural and human geographies of the following world cities — Bangkok, Beijing, Bogota, Cairo, Cape Town, Dubai, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Mumbai, Tokyo and […]

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WATCH: Sohail Daulatzai on “Malcolm X: The Martyr That Upsets the Peace”

WATCH: Sohail Daulatzai on “Malcolm X: The Martyr That Upsets the Peace”

[ 0 ] March 24, 2015 |

This video was produced by Julie Poucher Harbin of ISLAMiCommentary and Catherine Angst of the John Hope Franklin Center as part of the ISLAMiCommentary Field Reports series. by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCOMMENTARY on MARCH 24, 2015:  Just ahead of a national conference being held at Duke and UNC Chapel Hill (2/20/15-2/21/15) on “The Legacy […]

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WATCH: Maytha AlHassen on Malcolm X, #BlackLivesMatter & the Middle East

WATCH: Maytha AlHassen on Malcolm X, #BlackLivesMatter & the Middle East

[ 0 ] March 20, 2015 |

This video was produced by Julie Poucher Harbin of ISLAMiCommentary and Catherine Angst of the John Hope Franklin Center as part of the ISLAMiCommentary Field Reports series. by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 20, 2015:  I interviewed Maytha Alhassen, a University of Southern California (USC) Provost Ph.D. Fellow in American Studies and Ethnicity […]

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WATCH: Scholars Reflect on the Legacy of Malcolm X (Part 3, inc. conference videos)

WATCH: Scholars Reflect on the Legacy of Malcolm X (Part 3, inc. conference videos)

[ 0 ] March 20, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 20, 2015:  February 21, 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of one of the most iconic leaders of the 20th century, Malcolm X El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. His life — as a black figure, as a Muslim figure, and as an international figure — and legacy have gotten widespread media […]

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“Lives in Common”: Menachem Klein on his Latest Book & Prospects for Peace in Israel/Palestine

“Lives in Common”: Menachem Klein on his Latest Book & Prospects for Peace in Israel/Palestine

[ 0 ] March 16, 2015 |

“Only few Israelis and Palestinians see their counterparts as equal human beings with the same collective and individual rights. The Israeli elections may bring new political leadership, but this leadership should introduce this missing perspective, not follow the right wing governments in seeing the Palestinians and other Arab – Muslim societies as an existential threat […]

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Ziauddin Sardar: “Much of What We Believe in is Manufactured Dogma”

[ 0 ] March 12, 2015 |

Ziauddin Sardar discussing some key issues facing Muslim societies and how must they be addressed. by FARAH ZIA for THE NEWS ON SUNDAY(PAKISTAN) on MARCH 8, 2015: Ziauddin Sardar is a firm believer in engaging with Muslims and interpreting the Sharia according to the needs of contemporary times. That obviously is not the dominant thought […]

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Negar Mottahedeh & Phil Bennett Screen Jon Stewart’s Iran Movie “Rosewater” Mar. 17

Negar Mottahedeh & Phil Bennett Screen Jon Stewart’s Iran Movie “Rosewater” Mar. 17

[ 0 ] March 11, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary for DUKE TODAY/ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 11, 2015: DURHAM, NC – Film theorist Negar Mottahedeh and journalist Phil Bennett, both Duke University professors, will hold a public Q & A on Tuesday, March 17, following a 7 p.m. screening of “Rosewater” at the Griffith Film Theater. The directorial debut of […]

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The Future of Central Asian Studies: A Eulogy (by Sarah Kendzior)

The Future of Central Asian Studies: A Eulogy (by Sarah Kendzior)

[ 0 ] March 9, 2015 |

“Our field is a cautionary tale on the dangers of linking independent academic research to military intelligence.” — Sarah Kendzior by SARAH KENDZIOR for SARAH KENDZIOR blog on MARCH 8, 2015:  Yesterday I gave the keynote speech at the 22nd conference of the  Association of Central Eurasian Students at Indiana University. I am an alumnus […]

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What Does Arab Comics Culture Look Like ? (by M. Lynx Qualey)

[ 0 ] March 9, 2015 |

by M LYNX QUALEY for ARABIC LITERATURE (blog) on FEBRUARY 27, 2015: Yesterday at Brown University, scholars and artists met for an afternoon symposium about “Arab Comics: 90 Years of Popular Visual Culture”: In Nadim Damluji’s presentation — “The Violence of Localizing Western Comics for Arab Children” — he began with a slide boiling down recognizably […]

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LISTEN: Cabeiri Robinson on “Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists”

LISTEN: Cabeiri Robinson on “Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists”

[ 0 ] March 8, 2015 |

by SHERALI TAREEN for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on FEBRUARY 19, 2015:  The idea of jihad is among the most keenly discussed yet one of the least understood concepts in Islam. In her brilliant new book Body of Victim, Body of Warrior: Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists (University of California Press, […]

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