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March 2019

Lecture: “Historical and Contemporary Role of Women in Islam: Myths and Facts” with Dr. Nuray Yurt (Peace Islands Institute)

March 24, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cary Cary, NC United States + Google Map

Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies and Divan Cultural Center invite you to a short lecture on Historical and Contemporary Role of Women in Islam: Myths and Facts. The talk will address misconceptions about Muslim women by answering the three main questions: Do Muslim women feel oppressed because of religion? Is there inequality between men and women in Islam? How can we explain different verses from Qur’an that appears to place women in an inferior position? Please join us as we…

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September 2019

POSTPONED Lecture: “The Instrumental Traditions of North India” with George Ruckert

September 5, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

*The George Ruckert musicology lecture scheduled for Thursday has been postponed due to Dorian. New time/date TBD. Senior Musicologist George Ruckert will give a lecture Thursday, Sept. 5th, 7:00-8:30pm. It is the first Price Music Center Lecture of the 2019-20 academic year, and will be held in Price Music Center, Room 110, 2620 Cates Ave., Raleigh, NC 27695. The title of the lecture is, "The Instrumental Traditions of North India: An Ancient World Transforms itself into a Modern Concert Experience."…

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Lecture: “Method and/or Madness: How to ‘do’ ‘Jewish Art History’” with Marc Epstein

September 8, 2019 | 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Raleigh Raleigh, NC United States + Google Map

The North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar welcomes Marc Michael Epstein, Professor on the Mattie M. Paschall (1899) & Norman Davis Chair in Religion and Visual Culture at Vassar College and Vassar's first Director of Jewish Studies. He is a graduate of Oberlin College, received the PhD at Yale University, and did much of his graduate research at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has written on various topics in visual and material culture produced by, for, and about Jews. His…

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