A Reverence for Words: Understanding Muslim Cultures through the Arts





July 11-25, 2021 (2 weeks)


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience




“A Reverence for Words: Understanding Muslim Cultures through the Arts” offers educators windows onto the history and social and political fabric of a variety of Muslim societies and cultures through an examination of their poetry, music, and visual arts. Through lectures, workshops, and local field trips, we will explore arts from diverse cultures, including Afghanistan, Iran, Morocco, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, Spain, Tajikistan, and the U.S. among others. The goal is to give educators—and ultimately their students—tools, content, and resources for deepening their understanding of Muslim cultures and of the contributions of Muslims to world literature, history, and culture.

Project Director(s)

Sahar Muradi; Amanda Dargan

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Samer Ali; Sinan Antoon; Hatim Belyamani; Taoufik Ben Amor; Haifa Bint-Kadi; Sylvia Chan-Malik; Amanda Dargan; Sylviane Diouf; Maryam Ekhtiar; Kewulay Kamara; Faraz Khan;  Theodore Levin; Nicole Macotsis; Jawid Mojaddedi, Sahar Muradi; Frances Pritchett; Zeyba Rahman; Potri Ranka Manis; Bushra Rehman; Parul Shah;  Kemal Silay; Esraa Warda

Grantee Institution

City Lore

Funded through the Division of Education Programs