Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Islamic Studies Reading Group

Wed, December 4, 2019 | CAL 516

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Islamic Studies Reading Group

The Islamic Studies Reading Group meets every other Wednesday throughout the semester. 

This semester we are reading The Shrines of the ʿAlids in Medieval Syria: Sunnis, Shi'is and the Architecture of Coexistence by 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

Sponsored by: the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Islamic Studies Initiative

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