Credit: Map of the Fortress of Tripoli and the Surrounding Area (detail), folio from manuscript W.658, Piri Reis (Turkish, 1465-1555), late 11th century AH/AD 17th century-early 12th century AH/AD 18th century (Ottoman) at http://art.thewalters.org/detail/79870/map-of-the-fortress-of-tripoli-and-the-surrounding-area/, Creative Commons License, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.
LSC-CyFair Library is proud to announce it is a 2013 recipient of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys grant, sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The complete list of twenty-five books and three DVD's awarded to the library is available here, along with background information about the titles and authors.
A variety of events & programs highlighting grant materials are scheduled from September 19 - November 12, including book discussions, film showings and cultural presentations. View the full schedule below.
Thursday, September 19, 1:30-2:30pm, LRNC 215 - Books without Borders Book Club: When Asia Was the World by Stewart Gordon - Facilitated by Robert O'Brien, Professor of History
Join Robert O’Brien, Prof. of History at LSC-CyFair, for a look at how traveling merchants, scholars, warriors, and monks spread the wisdom and culture of China and the Middle East to the western world during the Dark Ages.
Wednesday, September 25, 10:00-11:00am, LRNC 131 - LIFE Workshop: Islamic Calligraphy - Presented by Fahim Somani, Calligrapher and Mixed Media Artist
Fahim Somani, calligrapher and mixed media artist, demonstrates this fine art and its role in Islamic culture. Visit http://www.fahimsomani.com/ for more about the artist and his work.
Tuesday, October 1, 11:00am-12:00pm, LRNC 131 - Lecture & Discussion: Islam and Democracy - Presented by Sophia Mrouri, Professor of Political Science
Examine how the principles of democracy are viewed under Islamic Law and teachings through the lens of history and current events.
Wednesday, October 9, 1:00-3:00pm, LRNC 131 - Film & Discussion: Koran by Heart - Hosted by Dorrie Scott, Librarian/Professor
Follow the journey of three ten-year old students who travel to Cairo to compete in the International Holy Koran Competition.
Saturday, October 12, 11:30am and 12:00pm, Library 1st floor - Cultural Dance Performance - Presented by the Ismaili Muslim Community Centre
Join us for a medley of cultural dances from Muslim countries around the world. Performance at 11:30am and an encore at 12:00pm.
Monday, October 14, 10:00am-12:00pm, LRNC 131 - Film & Discussion: Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World - Hosted by Patsy Brautigam, Librarian/Professor
This visually dazzling documentary, narrated by Susan Sarandon, explores the development of Muslim art, crafts, and architecture over nine countries and 1400 years of history.
Wednesday, October 30, 2:30-3:30pm, LRNC 131 - Lecture & Discussion: East West Connections in Ceramics - Presented by Suzanne Shield-Polk, Professor of Art
Examine the cultural crosscurrents which have influenced styles of ceramic art forms produced since contact began between the Eastern and the Western worlds.