Category: History and Anthropology

Rep. Ellison Congratulates Somalia on its Independence Day

[ 0 ] July 2, 2015 |

by REP. KEITH ELLISON via YOUTUBE on JULY 1, 2015:  Watch above.  

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Reflections on a Civil Rights Roundtable Talk with US Atty. Gen. Lynch (by Imam Zeb)

Reflections on a Civil Rights Roundtable Talk with US Atty. Gen. Lynch (by Imam Zeb)

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015 |

“Only together can we truly make this country what it was meant to be, a place for all to feel safe, respected, and valued.” by IMAM ADEEL ZEB (on his Instagram account) on JULY 1, 2015:  Today, I was part of a civil rights roundtable discussion with the new United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch […]

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From Duke Authors, A Hammock of New Summer Reads (inc. Bail,Bradley,Moosa, Mottahedeh,Tuna)

From Duke Authors, A Hammock of New Summer Reads (inc. Bail,Bradley,Moosa, Mottahedeh,Tuna)

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015 |

by STUART WELLS for DUKE TODAY on JUNE 26, 2015:  Spanning cancer biology, career advice, religious studies and poetry, Duke writers offer an array of topics to fill your summer reading needs. Many of the books, including new editions of previous titles, can be found on the “Duke Authors” display shelves near the circulation desk […]

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WATCH: Nasser Rabat and Burak Erdim Discuss Medieval Global Cairo

WATCH: Nasser Rabat and Burak Erdim Discuss Medieval Global Cairo

[ 0 ] June 30, 2015 |

via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER (posted on JUNE 25, 2015):  Nasser Rabbat and Burak Erdim sit down to discuss architecture and the global city. Rabbat is the Aga Khan Professor and the Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Erdim is an Assistant Professor of Architecture in […]

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The Opportunity Costs of Islamophobia: The Missionary-State Alliance against Volga-Ural Muslim Activism in the Late Russian Empire (Book Essay)

The Opportunity Costs of Islamophobia: The Missionary-State Alliance against Volga-Ural Muslim Activism in the Late Russian Empire (Book Essay)

[ 0 ] June 26, 2015 |

    EDITOR’S NOTE: In a previous piece, Mustafa Tuna, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian and Central Eurasian History and Culture at Duke, discussed his new book “Imperial Russia’s Muslims: Empire, Islam, and European Modernity 1788-1914″ (Cambridge University Press, June 2015) with ISLAMiCommentary — carrying his insights about the opportunity costs of Islamophobia […]

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UN Report: Possible War Crimes by Israel & Palestinian Groups in 2014 Gaza Conflict

UN Report: Possible War Crimes by Israel & Palestinian Groups in 2014 Gaza Conflict

[ 0 ] June 23, 2015 |

via UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (PRESS RELEASE) on JUNE 22, 2015:  GENEVA (22 June 2015): The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza conflict has gathered substantial information pointing to the possible commission of war crimes by both Israel and Palestinian armed groups. “The extent of […]

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Why Watching Soap Operas Won’t Make You Rich: A TV History of Egypt

Why Watching Soap Operas Won’t Make You Rich: A TV History of Egypt

[ 0 ] June 22, 2015 |

by ANDEEL for MADA MASR on JUNE 15, 2015:  Egypt has a very long art history. The role of cultural production in this society and the respect given to it has shaped Egypt’s personality over hundreds — if not thousands — of years. Living on a massive stockpile of cultural details, Egyptians have responded in […]

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Hashtag Solidarity in Iran (by Negar Mottahedeh)

Hashtag Solidarity in Iran (by Negar Mottahedeh)

[ 0 ] June 17, 2015 |

How the Green Movement mobilized social media in the interest of social change. by NEGAR MOTTAHEDEH for STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS BLOG on JUNE 12, 2015:  EXCERPT: Six years ago today Iranians went to the polls to elect a new president. Before the polls were even closed, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was announced as the sixth president of the […]

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Antebellum Islam (paper by Khaled A. Beydoun)

Antebellum Islam (paper by Khaled A. Beydoun)

[ 0 ] June 16, 2015 |

by KHALED A. BEYDOUN for 58:1 HOWARD LAW JOURNAL 141 (DECEMBER 2014):  ABSTRACT: Muslim-American identity today is deeply conflated with Arab-American identity. This conflation perpetuates stereotypes within legal scholarship, government agencies, and civil rights interventions seeking to combat the marginalization of Muslim Americans – victims of post-9/11 profiling and new, local policing surveillance programs (e.g., […]

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Feet Firmly Planted on Sapelo  (by Bashira Mack)

Feet Firmly Planted on Sapelo (by Bashira Mack)

[ 0 ] June 16, 2015 |

by BASHIRA MACK for SAPELO SQUARE on MAY 26, 2015:  My earliest memories of Sapelo are steeped in girlhood from my father’s fascinating stories about the island off the coast of Georgia where our African Muslim ancestors lived and practiced Islam as early as the 1800s. The narrative of Bilali Muhammad, a well educated African […]

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