Newberry Adult Education Seminars will meet both virtually and in the building for the Winter/Spring term. Although we are still primarily virtual, you will find a smaller selection of in-person seminars in the schedule. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. If you have questions about online learning, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration opens Wednesday, January 19th at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.
This course will examine stories from the Bible and the Qur'an regarding the two holy figures of Jesus (The Prophet Issa) and the Virgin Mary (Our Lady Maryam). We will aim to find out how they have been portrayed similarly or differently throughout the histories of these two religions. We will look at paintings, manuscripts and talismans that display images and icons of the Virgin Mary and Jesus from the Islamicate world, listen to songs and speeches invoking these two figures and ponder the significance of pilgrimage to holy sites sacred to both Catholicism and Islam, like the shrine to the Virgin Mary in Ephesus, Turkey.
Two sessions. Registration – $170/$153
Ms. Harig-Khan teaches the arts, politics, culture and history of the Levant. She studied anthropology and Islamic Studies at the University of Chicago and the American University of Beirut. She also studied Arabic literature at SOAS in London. She has been teaching at the Newberry since 2018.
Aliah Schleifer, Mary, the Blessed Virgin of Islam (Fons Vitae, 1997) ISBN: 978-1887752022;
Tarif Khalidi, The Muslim Jesus (Harvard, 2001) ISBN: 978-0674004771