Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Second of a Two-part Series Cosponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Middle East Center
Winnet Building, Great Hall, Room S2-19
10:20–11:20 a.m. | Lecture
Dr. Starkey’s lecture will examine aspects of the history that Muslims, Christians and Jews once shared against the shifting backdrop of state policies. Her talk will discuss everyday social contacts, dress, music, food, bathing and more, as they brought people together or pushed them apart. The talk will be followed by a luncheon and informal discussion on aspects of the talk and on Religious Studies as an academic and career path.
Heather J. Sharkey is an associate professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. in History from Princeton University; M.Phil. Degree in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Durham, England; and B.A. in Anthropology from Yale University. Dr. Sharkey’s most recent book is A History of Muslims, Christians and Jews in the Middle East, published by Cambridge University Press in 2017.
The Second Annual Fall Term Lecture in Religious Studies and luncheon are made possible by generous funding from the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and Community College of Philadelphia’s Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies, and is cosponsored by the Center for International Understanding.