The 2011 revolution unleashed passionate public concern about how to create a “New Egypt.” Islamic channels were important sites of these debates as rival television preachers gave media form to their competing visions of what a virtuous life entails and what an ethical polity looks like. Based on fieldwork in Cairo with the “New Preachers” – so named because of their novel styles of Islamic media – this talk explores what these on and off-screen struggles reveal about Islam’s competing theologies and the distinctive media forms they take. It also considers what methodological attunements such contested religious mediations demand of their ethnographers.

This event is being held on Zoom.  It is sponsored by the Center for Global Islamic Studies, Center for African Studies, and the Henry Luce Foundation Initiative on Religion and International Affairs.

To register and receive the Zoom password, please email Musa Ibrahim.

Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct is a documentary film which emphasizes the opportunity for women to use their voice through media to change the social and political landscape and achieve full equality.

Focusing on inspiring and uplifting young female storytellers through the mentorship and leadership of four diverse directors, Seeing is Believing: Women Direct opens the conversation up to ask “What is the broader role of storytelling in our society and how can women use filmed media as a unique opportunity to catalyze progress?”

The film is additionally bolstered by important insights from both male and female-identifying filmmakers to show how collaboration, rather than competition, can incentivize all genders to further explore our shared human experience.

The film will be followed by a short discussion with audience participation to share thoughts and feedback.

The Hippodrome Theatre is excited to be screening this film as part of the Celebrate Women 2020 month long March celebration!

Watch the trailer here.

The Center for Global Islamic Studies is organizing this Workshop as part of the Henry Luce Foundation project, “Islam and Africa in Global Context.”

The workshop will feature presentations on mediated religion and various media such as print, television, video, and the internet in Egypt, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, and beyond by:

Hatsuki Aishima (National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka)
Musa Ibrahim (UF)
Sara Katz (Loyola University of New Orleans)
Frédérick Madore (UF)
Ali Mian (UF)

Sponsored by the Center for Global Islamic Studies, Center for African Studies, Islam in Africa Working Group, and Department of Religion.

The Center for Global Islamic Studies is organizing this lecture as part of the Henry Luce Foundation project, “Islam and Africa in Global Context.”

Dr. Ukah is a sociologist of religion and head of the department of Religious Studies at the University of Cape Town (South Africa).

Sponsored by the Center for Global Islamic Studies, Center for African Studies, Islam in Africa Working Group, and Department of Religion.

The UF Health Science Center Library is hosting the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibition Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection between November 4 and December 12, 2019.

As part of this project, the Health Science Library is hosting a panel where College of Nursing faculty critique popular representations of nurses in television and movies. Learn which shows are getting nurses right, and which ones are more fiction than fact in this one-hour panel which will include clips from famous medical dramas. The event is open to all, and refreshments will be provided.