Muslim Journeys News
The Muslim Journeys Project
April 15, 2013—One of the most renowned scholars in the field of Islamic studies in the United States, Editor in Chief John L. Esposito provides a regular commentary for visitors to the site. These letters discuss topics pertaining to this resource and the Islamic world, developments on the site and other issues. Read more.
Understanding the Muslim World
April 12, 2013—Since its launch in 2007, Oxford Islamic Studies Online (OISO) has served as a hub for Oxford University Press (OUP)’s growing list of reference works, translations, and monographs related to the Muslim world. Updated multiple times a year, OISO includes over 5,000 articles, hundreds of maps and images, and a number of chaptered works, primary source documents, timelines, lesson plans, interviews, and editorials that are meant to promote a more informed understanding of Islam. Read more.
Oxford University Press Offering Book Discounts
April 04, 2013—The Oxford University Press is offering discounts for Muslim Journeys Bookshelf recipients on related titles through May 31, 2013. More than forty publications are included, including such recent books as Islam, Secularism, and Liberal Democracy: Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies; Islam and the Arab Awakening; Islam and the Fate of Others: The Salvation Question; Islam and Society in Pakistan: Anthropological Perspectives; Islam: A Very Short Introduction, and Between Heaven and Hell: Islam, Salvation, and the Fate of Others. Read more.
Preview NEH’s Muslim Journeys Website
February 25, 2013—The National Endowment for the Humanities invites librarians, state humanities council staff, and local scholars involved with Muslim Journeys programming to preview the project website. Created by the NEH and the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, the website is still in development and will be even richer in content when updated a little later in March. Read more.
ALA, NEH, USIP seek applications for Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys and Public Education for Peacebuilding Support
February 20, 2013—The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced an additional funding opportunity for libraries planning to apply for NEH’s Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys programming grants. Libraries and state humanities councils that received NEH’s Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys are eligible to apply online for Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys funding through through May 3, 2013 . The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and the Institute of International Education (IIE) will also be accepting proposals beginning in early March for a public education initiative titled “U.S. Institute of Peace Public Education for Peacebuilding Support.” Read more.
Connect with Other Muslim Journeys Recipients
February 14, 2013—The ALA Public Programs Office has created an online space on ALA Connect for Bookshelf project directors to share ideas and resources. ALA staff will use this space to keep you updated on new resources available to support Bookshelf programs. ALA Connect can also be a great place to hear about how other libraries and state humanities councils are making use of their Bookshelf materials, and share your own experiences. Read more.