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ReOrienting the Veil (Conference)
February 22, 2013 - February 23, 2013
The 2013 Duke-UNC Consortium Conference focuses on Muslim women’s veiling practices in transnational contexts. The one and a half day conference is a forum for an interdisciplinary discussion of the cultural, religious, historical and political meanings of the Muslim headscarf. It is addressed to the NC scholarly communities, to undergraduate and graduate students as well as to NC K-12 and community college teachers and the public at large. This conference will provide NC K-12 teachers an opportunity for professional development and continuing education credits.
The goal of this conference is to provide a scholarly forum where nationally and internationally renowned scholars and artists will present their most recent research on veiling in the Middle East, in Europe and the USA. Each presentation will be followed by a response from a local faculty and a Q&A. The relatively small scale of the conference will offer plenty of time and space for discussion, as well as opportunities to learn about veiling from uncommon perspectives (fashion, art, poetry). The conference will also feature an exhibit of Todd Drake’s Self Portraits of Muslim-Americans.
To learn more about the conference, please visit veil.unc.edu/conference.