London, UK: Inspired by the east how the Islamic world influenced western art — The British Museum | See also Aga Khan Museum and the Aga Khan Centre

Charting the fascinating history of cultural and artistic interactions between East and West, this exhibition explores the impact the Islamic world has had on Western art for centuries. Artistic exchange between East and West has a long and intertwined history, and the exhibition picks these stories up from the 15th century, following cultural interactions that…

His Highness Aga Khan on clash of Ignorances — Quote of the day

“As I observe the world, I am struck by the insufficiency of well-informed debate, of richer dialogue, of deeper education in our quest to avoid human conflict. That insufficiency often plagues relations between the North and the South—and increasingly between the North and the Islamic world. Some have called this a clash of civilizations—I think…

Jonathan Lyons, and Bernard Lewis in a Rare Webcast Appearance with the late Mohammed Arkoun,Speak on Islam and the West – Simerg com

by Posted by Malik Merchant, Editor To watch videos click here Simerg com and watch at source ***** “ISLAM THROUGH WESTERN EYES” BY JONATHAN LYONS Jonathan Lyons, who spent twenty years as a foreign correspondent and editor for Reuters, much of it in the Islamic world, addresses the issues of Islam and modernity, Islam and violence, and Islam…

Promoting Sustainable Cultural Tourism – AKDN Press Centre

A dilapidated and underused administrative building was converted into the Zanzibar Serena Inn, seen at bottom left, as part of a broad programme of social, cultural and economic development activities on the island. AKDN promotes the development and growth of tourism and a range of ancillary services and craft industries in ways that contribute to…

The Golden Age of Learning in the Arab-speaking World: ”The House of Wisdom” by Jim Al-Khalili – Qantara de Article

Arabic-speaking researchers have made major contributions to science. In his book The House of Wisdom, physicist Jim Al-Khalili examines the extent of their influence on the Western World. Anne Allmeling sends us this review Nowadays, when we talk about Arab countries, the conversation generally centres on issues like oil, terrorism, revolution, democracy, or human rights….

“A Strong Instrument Against Prejudice”, German-Islamic CrossCulture Internships Programme awards scholarships to young professionals from Central Asia and Muslim countries

 “A Strong Instrument Against Prejudice” For the first time in 2011, the German-Islamic CrossCulture Internships Programme awards scholarships to young professionals from Central Asia Stuttgart, 30 June 2011 – The ifa CrossCulture exchange programme has been launched, with 30 participants in 2011. The participants, young professionals from Islamic countries, include for the first time people…