La Bibliothèque d’Études Islamiques de McGill est heureuse de co-organiser un événement Un livre, tant de communautés (One Book, Many Communities) en français à la Bibliothèque des Lettres et Sciences Humaines (BLSH) de l’Université de Montréal le jeudi 13 avril 2017, à 17h00.
Rejoignez-nous pour discuter la nouvelle Retour à Haifa écrite par Ghassan Kanafani publiée dans le recueil intitulé Retour à Haifa et autres nouvelles. La discussion sera animé par la professeure Dyala Hamzah, (Histoire du Moyen-Orient, Département d’histoire de l’Université de Montréal).
La campagne de lecture Un livre, tant de communautés (One Book, Many Communities) a été initiée par Bibliothécaires et archivistes avec la Palestine (Librarians and Archivists with Palestine), un réseau de bibliothécaires, archivistes et professionnels de l’information solidaires avec la lutte des Palestiniens pour l’auto-détermination.
L’événement se tiendra dans la salle 3091 au 3e étage de la Bibliothèque des Lettres et Sciences Humaines:
3000, rue Jean-Brillant
Côte-des-Neiges ou Université de Montréal
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/175513959620166/
The Islamic Studies Library is pleased to host the One Book, Many Communities event again this year.
The novel to be discussed is a short volume entitled Returning to Haifa by Palestinian author, Ghassan Kanafani. The group discussion will be moderated by Professors Michelle Hartman (Arabic literature, Institute of Islamic Studies), and Laila Parsons (Middle East history, Department of History and Institute of Islamic Studies).
The One Book, Many Communities annual reading campaign is an initiative of Librarians and Archivists with Palestine. The project draws inspiration from the “one book, one town” idea, wherein people in local communities come together to read and discuss a common book.
Librarians and Archivists with Palestine is a network of self-defined librarians, archivists, and information workers in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for self-determination.
The event will take place in the Octagon Room at the Islamic Studies Library:
3485 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A OE1
The space is wheelchair accessible via the campus door entrance. Accessible washrooms located in the basement.
Facebook event: bit.ly/onebookmanycommunities2017
The 2016 McGill Institute of Islamic Studies Student Council Graduate Student Symposium will be held on April 28th and 29th in the Post-Graduate Students’ Society’s Thomson House of McGill University, located 3650 McTavish Street, Montreal, QC H3A 1Y2.
The preliminary program and information on keynote speaker can be found on the MISSCC Symposium website.
The Institute of Islamic Studies will be offering a workshop entitled Global and Regional Knowledge in the Study of Islamic Institutions and Arab Societies on April 27, 2016:
For more information, go to the McGill Institute of Islamic Studies website.
CREATIVE DISSENT: ARTS OF THE ARAB WORLD UPRISINGSExhibition:
February 1 – February 26, 2016
School of Architecture
815 Sherbrooke Street West
Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 5 pm – 6 pm
Christiane Gruber, Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Visual Culture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Nama Khalil. Artist and cultural anthropologist, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
The exhibit is a collaboration between the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and the Arab American National Museum, Dearborn. Support for the McGill University, School of Architecture installation is provided by the Yan P. Lin Centre’s Research Group on Democracy, Space, and Technology, the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill Libraries, and Gilgamesh Society.
Hi friends, on Wednesday the 28th day of July 2015 the ISL hosted a workshop led by Persian calligrapher, Susan Sheikh. 20 participants were fortunate to attend this workshop which was divided into 3 sections.
Susan led a short lecture on the history of calligraphy from it’s beginning through to the present. This was followed by a hands-on experience in which the participants were guided through the basic steps of writing nastaʿlīq and shikaste. Finally, a question and answer period in which participants were free to ask any and all questions.
If you’re interested in learning more about calligraphy and, especially seeing some examples McGill has many exquisite calligraphic panels, manuscripts and related materials. Further information is provided on the Islamic Manuscripts subject guide.
Many thanks to everyone for attending and a special thanks to Susan Sheikh.
Photos courtesy of Sean E. Swanick, 2015.
On Wednesday, 29th of July 2015 the Islamic Studies Library will host a workshop with Sussan Sheikh.
“Susan Sheikh was born in the city of Hamedan, Iran in 1961. She started practicing Iranian calligraphy in 1982 under Iranian calligraphy masters Abdollah Foradi and Yadollah Kaboli. In 1988, Ms. Sheikh obtained the rank of “excellent calligrapher” from the Iran’s Association of Calligraphers and started her career as an art instructor. In years, she has trained several calligraphy apprentices who are in turn disseminating this revered form of Iranian art throughout the country. Ms. Sheikh has participated in more than twenty solo and group exhibitions and her artworks have been published in multiple calligraphy collections. She received an honorary excellence art award in 2007.”
The workshop is free and open to the public. If you are interested in joining us, please contact me (sean.swanick [at] mcgill . ca) to reserve a spot for space is limited.
The Islamic Studies Library will hold its last film screening of the academic year on Friday April 10th, 2015 at 5 p.m. in the Tuesday Night Cafe (Morrice Hall, room 017).
The Dupes is a stark, beautifully photographed black and white film tracing the destinies of three palestinian refugees brought together by dispossession, despair and hope for a better future.
The setting is Iraq in the 1950s and the protagonists,concealed in the steel tank of a truck, are trying to make their way across the border into Kuwait, the “promised land.”
The Dupes is considered a masterful adaptation of Ghassan Kanafani’s acclaimed novella, Men Under the Sun, The Dupes is also one of the first Arab films to address the Palestinian predicament.
Professor Malek Abisaab, McGill History Department and Institute of Islamic Studies, will moderate the post screening discussion.
Come on come all!