Thursday, November 02, 2006

Burkas and Bubushkas

"Burkhas and Babushkas:
The Veiling of Women in Christianity and Islam"

One of the few elements of Islam that Westerners easily recognize, but rarely understand, is the "veiling" of Muslim women. At the same time, very few may be aware that the concept has roots in ancient Middle Eastern and Mediterranean culture, and was also an element in Christianity for millennia.

Pinar Emiralioglu (History) and Rebecca Denova (Religious Studies) will present a lecture on the ancient roots of this concept, as well as the way in which veiling continues as an essential aspect of Islam in various countries.

November 15. 2006
12 Noon
William Pitt Union

Pinar Emiralioglu is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History, and teaches courses on Islamic Civilization and the Ottoman Empire. Rebecca Denova is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies, and teaches courses on Early Christianity and various aspects of the social context of religion.

This lecture is sponsored by the Departments of Religious Studies, History, and the Honors College.

Brown-bag it, and then enjoy the cookies.

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