At a time when violence and upheaval in Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq and elsewhere have created an upsurge in the number of refugees, many look to historical examples for potential continuities and solutions. Conflict and war, political, religious and ethnic persecution have always caused the displacement of populations. Civilians are forced from their homes, fearing for their safety and future.
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Wed 2 Nov 2016
The William P. Clements Department of History at Southern Methodist University, building on its established strength in Southwest and Borderlands History, is pleased to announce new graduate student and doctoral fellowships in the history of the presidency, American politics and foreign policy.
The Timuel D. Black, Jr. Fund, a standing committee of the Vivian G. Harsh Society, Inc., is providing short-term research fellowships related to the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature housed at the Carter G. Woodson Regional Library of the Chicago Public Library. The fellowship program supports scholars, writers, educators and institutional researchers who would benefit from research conducted at the Vivian G. Harsh Collection. The fellowship period is for one or two months during summer 2017.
Thu 8 Dec 2016
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
As part of the Wiener Library’s Refugees Then and Now series in conjunction with our new temporary exhibition, A Bitter Road: Britain and the Refugee Crisis of the 1930s and 1940s, we are pleased to host a talk by Professor Tony Kushner.
Early research on the impact of information and communication technology on Islam speculated about the possibility of new media having a democratising effect on the production and circulation of religious knowledge, and the emergence of a new era of 'Islamic cosmopolitanism' that would render meaningless conventional doctrinal and sectarian divides. Two decades later, it is possible to observe such a trend in some limited respects, but it is also clear that traditional forms of Islamic religious authority as well as communalist and sectarian identities are thriving online.