The Islamic College would like to invite abstracts to be submitted for its third conference specialising in the growing field of Shi‘i studies. This conference will provide a broad platform for scholars in Shi‘i studies to present their latest research. Papers are welcome on any aspect of Shi‘i studies. Suggested topics include: * Theology * [...]
Private Cemetery (Mezarcı) directed by Talip Karamahmutoğlu (2017, 110 min.)
Ejder found his calling as a gravedigger after migrating to Germany. Years later, returning to his hometown Dalyan after the death of his father, and struck by the new million-dollar homes of the foreigners in his village, he has an idea. Rather than burying these rich people in the ordinary village cemetery, Ejder promises each of them infinite life after death, buried under olive trees (which symbolize immortality).
March 23, 2017: 5:00 pm
The Islamic tradition and Muslim communities have rich and long legacies of teachings, practices, and precedents for prioritizing nonviolent approaches to conflict transformation. Join us as two leading scholar-practitioners discuss theological, spiritual, and practical resources for peace in Islamic scripture and tradition, historical cases, and implications for our contemporary world.
March 23, 2017: 6:00 pm
This workshop aims to provide researchers across Islamic Studies disciplines the opportunity to learn about and discuss research methods and research resources at Harvard. In particular, it will address scholarly research challenges pertaining to finding sources, organizing research, and visualizing data using the vast technological and human resources at our disposal.
March 24, 2017: 9:00 am