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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 email@example.com 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 23, 2019 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Calhoun Hall (CAL), 516
204 21ST ST W, Austin, Texas 78705