Inaugural Event: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the “Islamic State”
This panel seeks to transcend the focus on political and strategic concerns that has often dominated the treatment of the rise of IS/ISIS/ISIL in the media and bring some critical nuance and historical context to the way this phenomenon is generally discussed. Four scholars from Boston University will present (Kecia Ali, Michael Pregill, Tom Barfield, and Noora Lori) and four scholars from other institutions in the Boston area will respond (Jessica Stern, Franck Salameh, Mia Bloom, and Ken Garden).
This is the inaugural event associated with Mizan, the new digital scholarship initiative headed by Michael Pregill, Interlocutor of the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations. We hope that those of you in the Boston area will be able to join us for what is sure to be an informative and stimulating conversation!
When: Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 4:00 to 6:30 PM
Where: Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road, First Floor
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org