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HISTPHD-L February 2010

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Thursday, February 18, 5.00 pm lecture "Mapping Jihad and Martyrdom"

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Wed, 17 Feb 2010 13:57:30 -0500

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> Ali  Vural Ak Center for Islamic Studies at George Mason University 
> Announces the  Spring 2010 Lecture Series*/
>
> /*
>
> */Mapping Jihad and Martyrdom:  Contested Semantics and Narratives of 
> Dissent/*
>
>
>
> First Speaker in the Series is Dr. Asma Afsaruddin, Professor of 
> Islamic Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and 
> Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington.
>
> *Thursday, February 18,  2010, at 5.00 pm*
> A light reception will precede the  lecture
> Venue: Mason Hall, Conference Room D3AB
> George Mason University
>
>  
>
>
> Asma Afsaruddin*/Asma Afsaruddin/* is Professor of Islamic Studies in 
> the Department of  Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana 
> University, Bloomington.   She received her Ph.D. in Near Eastern 
> Studies from the Johns Hopkins University  in 1993 and previously 
> taught at Harvard and Notre Dame universities. She is the  author 
> and/or editor of four books, including The First Muslims: History and  
> Memory (Oxford: OneWorld Publications 2008) and Excellence and 
> Precedence:  Medieval Islamic Discourse on Legitimate Leadership 
> (Leiden: E.J. Brill,  2002).  She has also written over fifty  
> research articles, book chapters,  and encyclopedia entries on various 
> aspects of Islamic thought.  She  lectures widely in the US, Europe, 
> and the Middle East and frequently consults  with governmental and 
> non-governmental organizations on contemporary issues in Islam.
>
> Professor Afsaruddin has served on the editorial boards of  the Oxford 
> Encyclopedia of Modern Islam; the Bulletin of the Middle East Studies 
> Association, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Medieval Islamic 
> Civilization,and  the Oxford Dictionary of Islam, and is
> currently co-editor of the Islam section  of Religion Compass, 
> published by Blackwell Publications.  She has also  been a fellow of 
> the American Research Center in Cairo and of the American  Research 
> Institute of Turkey.  Currently, she is the chair of the Board of  
> Directors of the *Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID)*, 
> and serves on the  advisory board of Karamah and of the Muslim World 
> Initiative of the United  States Institute of Peace. A recipient of 
> grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation, 
> Afsaruddin is currently completing a manuscript on  jihad and 
> martyrdom in Islamic thought and practice, forthcoming from Oxford  
> University Press.
>
>  
>
> -- 
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Cemil Aydin
> Director, Ali Vural Ak Center for Islamic Studies
> IIIT Chair and Associate Professor of History
> George Mason University
> Department of History and Art History
> Robinson Hall B, Room 359
> 4400 University Drive, MS 3G1
> Fairfax, VA 22030
> Phone:  703-993-5069
> Web: http://islamicstudies.gmu.edu/

-- 
Sharon Bloomquist
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of History and Art History
George Mason University
Phone:  (703) 993-1248    Fax:  (703) 993-1251
Hours:  Mon - Thu, 7:30 - 4:00
Department Website: http://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/

Please apply online at: 
http://admissions.gmu.edu/grad/

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