Popular culture and mysticism
This year's session focuses on popular culture and mysticism, with topics ranging from Sufism and poetry to music, architecture, art, sexuality and gender. Special guest speakers include Professor Omid Safi, author of Progressive Muslims: On Gender, Justice, and Pluralism, and Amir Koushkani, Persian ethnomusicologist, composer and musical director of several groups, including the Nava Ensemble.
The list of scholars delivering modules this year includes academics from the U.K. and the U.S., as well as from B.C.
Every year the program attracts applications from around the world, and the small class size invites dynamic conversations among participants and scholars. Applications will be accepted until May 30th.