NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk Community College will host the 12th annual History Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, in the East Campus Gen Re Forum.
The featured topic this year will be Islam as both a major religion and a world culture.
The presentation schedule is:
- Framing Islam: 8:30-9:50 a.m. -- David Levinson, president, NCC, welcome and opening remarks; Hannah Moeckel-Rieke, NCC professor of English and ESL, Orientalism: A Brief History; David Lincoln, NCC adjunct professor of history, Rise and Fall of the Byzantine Empire.
- Origins and Essence: 10-11:20 a.m. -- Robert Howard, NCC professor of interdisciplinary studies, From Revelation through Conquest; June-Ann Greeley, Sacred Heart University associate professor, department of theology and religious studies, Exploring Islam: Sects, Solemnities, and Spiritualities.
- Cultural Manifestations of Islam: 11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. -- Edward Grippe, NCC professor of philosophy, Islam and Philosophy; Jacek Bigosinski, NCC professor of architecture, Islam and Architecture; Renae Edge, NCC professor of speech and interdisciplinary studies, Sufism: The Language of Love; Steven Berizzi, NCC professor of history, Reflections on Sylviane Diouf’s Book Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas (NYU Press; 2013, 15th anniversary edition), which presents a history of African Muslims, following them from West Africa to the Americas.
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