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Islamic Studies Reading Group

The Islamic Studies Reading Group meets every other Wednesday throughout the semester. It is open to the entire UT community.

This semester we are reading The Shrines of the ʿAlids in Medieval Syria: Sunnis, Shi'is and the Architecture of Coexistenceby Dr. Stephennie Mulder, UT Austin

All readings will be available online. Please email Bruce Boville at for more information.

September 11: Introduction to each other and the book, no reading

September 25: Introduction. ‘A Road for All Muslims’

October 9: 1. A Mashhad at Balis

October 23: 2. Aleppo, an Experiment in Islamic Ecumenism

November 6: 3. Eclectic Ecumenism: The Cemetery of Bab al-Saghir in Damascus

November 20: 4. Perpetual Patronage: Four Damascene ʿAlid Shrines

December 4: 5. A Landscape of Deeds: ‘Alid Shrines and the Construction of Islamic Sacred Topography

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Calhoun Hall (CAL), 516
204 21ST ST W, Austin, Texas 78705

Event Type

Academics, Arts & Humanities, World & Culture


All Departments

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Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni


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