The Bediüzzaman Said Nursi Chair in Islamic Studies presents the 8th Annual Week of Islamic Art and Culture from March 23rd-26th.

All events will take place in the Donahue Auditorium of the Dolan Science Center unless otherwise noted.

List of Events: Monday the 23rd at 7:30 pm His Excellency Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, the 2015 Tuohy Chair Fellow in conjunction with the 2015 Tuohy Chair Lecture Series. “In the Name of the Merciful God of Mercy.”  For more information on the Tuohy lectures visit

Tuesday the 24th at 7pm The Voice of Anatolia  will perform Sufi & Turkish Music..

On Wednesday the 25th at 12:30pm, Mrs. Tulin Olgun will give a demonstration of the traditional Islamic art of marbling or ebru. The demonstration will take place in the Dolan Science Center Atrium. Ebru was recently added to UNESCO’s world hertitage list

Wednesday the 25th at 7pm will be a showing of the film Turkish Passport. The story of Turkish diplomats who saved numerous Jews during the Second World War. For more information on the film visit

On Thursday the 26th at 7pm John Voll, Ph.D., Professor of Islamic History and Associate Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University. “Populist Islam in the 21st Century: Pop music, Televangelism, and Faith”

All events are free and open to the public.

Posted on February 13, 2015