Past Events

Oct15
Race and Islam

Race and Islam: Global Histories, Contemporary Legacies

AVAGIS 2022 International Conference | Call for Papers by Oct.15

Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies

Friday, October 15, 2021 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Submission of Proposals

The Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University will convene an international conference on Race and Islam to be held from March 23rd through 25th, 2022 on its campus in Fairfax, Virginia. The conference aims to treat the subject through a set of broad, cross-disciplinary conversations exploring the full range of intersections between race, Islam, and Muslim experience. We invite paper proposals from all disciplines across the social sciences and humanities; all time periods, historical and contemporary alike; and all geographic and cultural contexts globally.

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Oct1
Fifth Annual Graduate Student Book Review Colloquium | December 9

Fifth Annual Graduate Student Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Call for Papers by Oct.1

Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies

Friday, October 1, 2021 9:00 PM
Submission of Proposals

The Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University and The Maydan, the Center’s public-facing scholarship platform, present the fifth annual Graduate Student Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies to be held on December 9, 2021. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2021.

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Aug31
The Fall of Afghanistan

The Fall of Afghanistan

Online panel to discuss the end of America's longest war.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Online Location, https://gmu.zoom.us/j/99626272064?pwd=NU5TSDY3ZHpnT1lqbWFCczJSdnIyQT09

Mason History faculty and a guest panelist who spent 2.5 years in Afghanistan will discuss the history and historical implications of the fall of Afghanistan. This online (Zoom) event is free and open to the public.

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Apr9

White Supremacy and Anti-Blackness in Global Perspective

CHSS Spring Symposium

Friday, April 9, 2021 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM

In a dialogue across disciplines, panelists consider how transnational and historical white supremacy and anti-blackness have helped to shape current forms of racism and violence, while setting the cultural and political terms for black liberation globally.

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