Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Department Colloquium next week

Department of Religious Studies

Professor Mohammed Bamyeh,
Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh

"The Hermeneutic Revolution in Contemporary Islam"

October 29, 2008
Noon, 2628 Cathedral of Learning

Dr. Bamyeh's most recent books include Of Death and Dominion: The Existential Foundations of Governance (Northwestern University Press, 2007) and The Ends of Globalization (University of Minnesota Press, 2000). His The Social Origins of Islam: Mind, Economy, Discourse (University of Minnesota Press, 1999) won a 1999 Middle East Studies Association’s Albert Hourani Book Award, Honorable Mention. He is currently working on a manuscript entitled "Anarchy and Civil Society." Prior to coming to Pitt, Dr. Bamyeh was the Hubert H. Humphrey Distinguished Visiting Professor of International Studies at Macalaster College (2003-2007).

Bring a bag lunch; the department will provide coffee and cookies.

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