UVic prof hosts lecture on Islam in academia

Internationally recognized expert on the Qur'an speaks on "Studying Islam in the Academic Context"

The University of Victoria offers a lecture on Islam in academia on April 23.

Andrew Rippin, professor emeritus of Islamic history at UVic, will discuss the factors that have made the subject academically controversial, and the role it plays as a vehicle for cross-cultural understanding. Drawing on personal experience, his presentation will explore how the study of Islam in the academic context has changed in the past 40 years and how scholars have come under a sometimes-unwelcome spotlight.

The internationally recognized expert on the Qur’an speaks on “Studying Islam in the Academic Context” on Wednesday, April 23 from 7 to 8 p.m. in room 105 of the Hickman Building at UVic.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Register by calling 250-721-6369 or emailing senage@uvic.ca.

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