Birk will discuss his latest epic project: the creation of a hand-transcribed and illuminated manuscript of the Holy Qur'an, in English. This nine-year project seeks to make the message of the Qur'an, unknown to most Americans, less exotic and ominous and more accessible by contrasting the text with scenes of every day life in contemporary United States.
|Building:||Museum of Art|
|Event Type:||Lecture / Discussion|
|Tags:||Art, Education, Lecture, UMMA|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Penny W Stamps School of Art & Design, International Institute, Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, Global Islamic Studies Center|
The Global Islamic Studies Center organizes a number of public events each year such as lectures, conferences, and films, many in collaboration with other U-M units. Please use our searchable events calendar for information about upcoming programs sponsored by GISC and the Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS).