The Religious Studies Program at the University of Minnesota and The National Endowment for the Humanities is pleased to present the conference, "Shared Cultural Spaces: Islam and the West in the Arts and Sciences", February 24-26th. This conference is free and open to the public.
Islam and the Humanities Conference at the University of Minnesota
This semester the Religious Studies Program at the University of Minnesota, with generous funding from the NEH and in partnership with several on-campus units, regional educational institutions, and community organizations, will present a conference examining Islamic contributions to the humanities.
The conference, titled Shared Cultural Spaces: Islam and the West in the Arts and Sciences," and scheduled for February 24-26, will bring to campus several scholars from around the United States to examine such topics as Sufism, Science, Architecture, Art and Global Technology. Wadad Kadi and Anouar Majid will deliver keynote addresses.
The centerpiece of the conference will be the international debut of a dramatization of *Hayy Ibn Yaqzan*, a 12th-century philosophical novel that in the early 18th century inspired Daniel Defoe's *Robinson Crusoe*. The play, titled *Journey* and written and directed by New York-based director Mohammad Ghaffari with music by internationally known Yukio Tsuji, will be presented on all three evenings of the conference.
See attachments below for details on sessions and speakers:
Shared Cultural Spaces Sessions and Speakers.pdf