His Holiness Sakya Trichen
How to Find Peace in a Complex World
Sunday, August 12
The Ragozzino Performance Hall
Lane Community College
Students are Free!
His Holiness is a great spiritual leader, scholar, author, a spokesman for peace, and an advocate of human values. This is a rare and precious opportunity not to be missed!
Monday, May 14, 2018
182 Lillis Hall
University of Oregon Dalai Lama Commemorative Lecture
Sara Shneiderman, Anthropology, University of British Columbia
Sienna Craig, Anthropology, Dartmouth College
Tulku Jigme Rinpoche, Palmo Center for Peace and Education
Free and open to the public
Co-sponsors: Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs, Oregon Humanities Center, Department of Religious Studies, and Center for Asian and Pacific Studies
Thursday, May 3
McKenzie Hall 125
Presented by: Jason A. Josephson-Storm
Many theorists have argued that a defining feature of modernity is that people no longer believe in spirits, myths, or magic. In a talk based on his new book, Jason Ā Josephson-Storm will argue that as broad cultural history goes, this narrative is wrong, as attempts to suppress magic have failed more often than they have suc-ceeded—even within the human sciences. But then how did a magical, spiritual, mesmerized Europe ever convince itself that it was disenchanted?
Josephson-Storm traces the history of the myth of disenchantment in philosophy, anthropology, sociology, folklore, psychoanalysis, and religious studies, arguing that these disciplines’ founding figures were not only aware of, but profoundly en-meshed in, the occult milieu, and that it was specifically in response to a burgeon-ing culture of spirits and magic that they produced notions of a disenchanted world.
Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm is Chair & Associate Professor of Religion at Williams College.
Sponsored by: Religious Studies, Folklore, History, and the Oregon Humanities Center.
Free and open to the public.
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Central Lutheran Church
1857 Potter St.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear a performance of the earliest known polyphonic mass setting by a single composer, Guillaume de Machaut’s Messe de Nostre Dame (Mass of Our Lady), with chants for Candlemas, featuring international early music authority Marcel Pérès and Cappella Romana.
Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by: the Ira E. Gaston Bequest; Oregon Humanities Center’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities; College of Arts and Sciences; Medieval Studies; Religious Studies; Humanities Program; and Folklore Program.
October 27, 2017
University of Oregon
Morning Session: 9 am – 12:30 pm
Afternoon Session: 2 pm – 5 pm
This event is free and open to the public. If you have questions about the event, please contact Kaley McCarty at email@example.com for more details. For the detailed schedule, go to: https://mena.uoregon.edu/news-events/
Middle East and North Africa Studies Program Presents:
Islam, Feminism, and the Women’s Mosque Movement
This symposium brings together scholars from multidisciplinary perspectives to explore the histories and contemporary debates on the themes of Islamic feminism and their application in the areas of law, democracy, globalization, and writing. Case studies of the women’s mosque movement explores women’s spiritual leadership and its role in the production and transmission of knowledge. The symposium highlights the contributions of Muslim women’s activism and examines and challenges popular representations of women and Islam.
Featuring: Kemi Balogun, Diane Baxter, Sarah Eltantawi, Fatuma Gedi, Azadeh Ghanizadeh, Ellen McLaney, Therese Saliba, Irum Shiekh, and Amina Wadud.
Sponsored by Rutherford Middle East Initiative & The Office of the President. Cosponsored by: the Muslim Student Association, Division of Equity and Inclusion, Center for the Study of Women in Society, Clark Honors College, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, History, Islamic Studies Initiative, Theater Arts, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, and Women and Gender Studies.
The Canonizations of the Qur’an
From Ibn Mujahid to al-Azhar
Dr. Shady Nasser
Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
May 30, 2017
Knight Library Browsing Room
The talk will discuss the development, transmission, and reception of the Qur’anic text from the time of its inception up to the first complete audio recording by al-Husari in 1961. Five distinct phases of the canonization of the Qur’anic text will be highlighted: The early Grammarians, Ibn Mujahid of Baghdad, al-Dani and al-Shatibi of Andalusia, Ibn al-Jazari of Damascus and The Azhar institution of Egypt. Professor Nasser is the author of The Transmission of the Variant Readings of the Qur’ān: The problem of tawātur and the emergence of shawādhdh, (Leiden: Brill, 2012) and numerous articles on the Qur’an and its transmission and canonization.
Islamic Studies Initiative Lecture Series: Presented by the Global Studies Institute and cosponsored by the Williams Fund and the Muslim Students Association.
How did early Muslims read Quran?
A consideration of the Sanaa Palimpest Fragments
Dr. Asma Hilali, Research Associate
The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Straub Hall 145
The “Sanaa Palimpsest” is one of the oldest Qur’an manuscripts yet discovered; it contains two superimposed Qur’anic
texts on thirty-eight leaves of parchment, now in the Dar al-Makhtutat, Sanaa, Yemen. In this talk, I offer a new hypothesis
concerning the transmission of the Qur’an based on this ancient material, which appears to represent work in progress.
In its lower layer, the manuscript offers the oldest witness of a reading instruction in Qur’an text and perhaps even in any
Arabic text. Such peculiarities offer rare evidence as to how the Qur’an was transmitted, taught and written down in the first
centuries of Islam.