Latest Al-Maktoum College Open Lecture Series
Wednesday 11 October
THE Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education in Dundee has eight speakers lined up for its eighth Open Lecture series that begins this month.
Started seven years ago, speakers from all over the world have accepted an invitation to deliver lectures on topics related to religion, Islam, Muslims and interfaith relations.
The free lectures, which run through to June next year, form
part of the College’s mission to establish a bridge between Muslim communities and societies and non-Muslim communities and countries.
Professor Andrew Newman, Personal Chair of Islamic Studies and Persian at the University of Edinburgh, will deliver the first lecture in the new programme on Thursday, October 26.
His topic is “Safavid Architecture: Speaking to a Multi-constituency Polity in Pre-modern Iran” and will include a discussion on the relevance of the western-language field of Safavid studies in the current international political climate.
Professor Newman has published books and articles on early Twelver Shi’i history and thought on Safavid Iran; on Shi’ism in Safavid Iran and on Islamic medicine, and is the founder and moderator of 'Shi’i News and Resources.'
Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the College, Professor Hossein Godazgar, said he was pleased many experts and distinguished scholars had accepted an invitation to come to talk in Dundee for the new series.
“I always look forward to the Open Lectures as the talks are never less than enlightening and our audiences participate in interesting question and answer sessions as well.
“The lectures are popular and we are delighted so many people are keen to attend and support them.”
The lecture, “Safavid Architecture: Speaking to a Multi-constituency Polity in Pre-modern Iran” takes place at the College on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6 pm.
It is free to attend and open to the public. However registration is required due to capacity.
To register email: firstname.lastname@example.org