Arash Khazeni, an assistant professor of history at Pomona College, has been awarded the 2010 Houshang Pourshariati Iranian Studies Book Award for his volume Tribes & Empire on the Margins of Nineteenth-Century Iran (2010).
The recognition comes from the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) of North America, the premier scholarly organization in the field. Criteria for the award include “substantive understanding of the social and political experiences of the Iranian people and their civilization” and “their contribution to and influence on the world at large.”
Two Thousand Years of Bad Faith in the Christian Church, by James Macdonald
By James McDonald
235 x 155mm
Who and what did Jesus believe himself to be? And who really founded Christianity? How old are Christian doctrines and where did they come from? Was Christ the God a divinity created from several existing Middle Eastern gods? Is there such a thing as orthodox Christianity when so many denominations call themselves orthodox yet disagree on important matters of doctrine? Which parts of what we think we know about Christianity are facts and which parts are fictions? How did the Christian priesthood arise? How were key stories such as the nativity created? Beyond Belief seeks answers to these questions.
Unfortunately Dr Osman S.A. al-Bili, the General Supervisor of the Sheikh Muhammed al-Thani Centre for Islamic Contribution to Civilization, the main supporter of the series of books published by Ithaca Press, the Great Books of Islamic Civilization, passed away on March 14 in Doha, Qatar, as a result of complications to his spinal surgery.
The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report
March 16, 2011
The Huron University College has announced the establishment of a $2 million Chair in Islamic Studies funded with major financial assistance from the US and Canadian Muslim Brotherhoods. According to the announcement:
History of Printing and Publishing in the Language and Countries of the Middle East
Fourth International Symposium Calligraphy Center
27-29 September 2011