Events AY 2006-2007
April 26, 2007
by Haji Noor Deen Mi Guangjiang
SMSC concluded its first academic year with a unique presentation by master Arabic calligrapher and Chinese Muslim, Haji Noor Deen Mi Guangjiang. The presentation was divided into two pieces. The first details life and images of Muslims living in China. The second features a live display of his art.
The 2006-2007 Doctoral Candidate Seminar Series concluded on April 11, 2007 with Jeremy Berndt, a doctoral candidate from Northwestern University. Mr. Berndt’s talk was titled, “Grassroots Arabic Literacy in Africa: Text and Social Practice in Twentieth-Century Gimbala, Mali.”
On March 21, 2007, SMSC continued its Doctoral Candidate Seminar Series with Matthew Pierce and his talk titled “Three Years in Iran: A Student’s Observation.” The talk focused on experiences with the education system in Qom, Iran.
On February 28, SMSC resumed its Doctoral Candidate Seminar Series with DRTS doctoral Candidate Scott M. Girdner. The talk examined the al-Ghazali’s work The Niche of Lights and its subsequent reception.
November 2, 2006
On November 2, SMSC held its inaugural event, honoring the life and work of Dr. Richard Frye and displaying the collection of texts purchased from Dr. Frye that are current housed at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center (HGARC). Currently video unavailable.
On October 26, University Professors Program Ph.D. candidate Aaron Spevack hosted the first seminar in the SMSC Doctoral Candidate Seminar Series. The full title of his lecture was “Traditional Islamic Scholarship on the Brink of the Modern Era: The Life and Thought of al-Bajuri,”.