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Upcoming Book Series

Muslim Journeys: 
Connected Histories Book Discussion series

TGiancarlo Casalehis series of five book discussions on the theme Connected Histories is led by Giancarlo Casale, associate professor of the history of the Islamic world at the University of Minnesota.

Dates: Sept. 17, Oct. 1, 15, 29, and Nov. 12

Time: 7:00 to 8:45 p.m.

Where: Hennepin County Library Central/Downtown: Pohlad Hall 300 Nicollet Mall

Sponsored by the University of Minnesota Libraries and Hennepin County Library.
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Upcoming Film Events

'Koran by Heart' film and discussion
October 21, 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The documentary film, “Koran by Heart” follows the progress of three scholars, a girl and two boys, all 10 years old, as they compete in Cairo the annual International Holy Koran Competition.

Watch the film and participate in the discussion afterward, led by Prof. Cawo Abdi. The event will be held at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Cowles Auditorium, University of Minnesota. 

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'Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World' film and discussion
November 25, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Catherine AsherThis 90-minute film takes audiences on an epic journey across nine countries and over 1,400 years of history. It explores the richness of Islamic art in objects big and small, and revels in the use of color and finds commonalities in a shared artistic heritage with the West and East.

Watch the film and participate in the discussion afterward, led by Professor Catherine Asher, University of Minnesota. Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, University of Minnesota.

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Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a reading and discussion series, has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association.


Co-Sponsor

University Libraries


Local Partner

Hennepin County Library


Local Sponsors

From the University of Minnesota
Government and Community Relations
Department of History
Religious Studies Program
Cedar-Humphrey Action for Neighborhood Collaborative Engagement
Department of Art History 
Department of English
Hennepin-University Partnership

Other Local Sponsors
Augsburg College

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