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Get Tickets for Spring Forum Discussion: The Religion of Relics, Christian to Islam
Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Join distinguished speakers as they discuss topics surrounding the sacred relics.

Talks and panelists include:
Session 1 : Buddhist Relics and Mandalas: The Case of the Famensi Reliquaries in Tang China. Michelle C Wang, Department of Art and Art History, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Session 2: Precious Memories: Objects and Narratives in Persianate Sufi Islam. Shahzad Bashir, Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Director of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University

Session 3: he Ancestral Veneration and Artistic Transcendence: Reliquary Traditions from Central Africa. Alisa LaGamma, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Session 4: The Religion of Relics in Christian History. Derek Krueger, Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro


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