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Culture and Identity in the Syrian Christian Tradition
WhenFriday, May 25, 2018
Campus locationThomson Hall (THO)
Event typesLectures/Seminars, Special Events
Description

Symposium organizers, Professor Joel Walker (History) and Jeffrey Haines (Ph.D student, History), thank the following units at the University of Washington for their support of this event: The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, the Comparative Religion Program, and the Initiative for Global Christian Studies.

May 25 Symposium Thomson 317

11:00 AM - "Defining Past and Imagining Future: Syriac Christian Identity in the Late Ottoman Empire" - Michael Sims, Near and Middle Eastern Studies Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program, University of Washington

12:15 PM - LUNCH BREAK

1:45 PM - "Passing the Torch or Grudging Collaboration? Religious Diversity in 'Islamic' Medicine" - Thomas Carlson, Department of History, University of Oklahoma

2:45 PM - “The Assyrian literary movement: between negotiation and resistance (1970s-1980s)” – Alda Benjamen, Penn Cultural Heritage Center, University of Pennsylvania

3:45 PM - COFFEE BREAK

4:00 PM - “The Diver’s Quest: Pearl Imagery in the East Syrian Tradition” - Joel Walker, Department of History, University of Washington

5:00 PM - RECEPTION

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