Event Calendar
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
   Day      Week     Month  
1 1 1 1 1
 
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
   Search      Update  
1 1 1


Thursday, September 27, 2018
 

Jan 2020
  S M T W T F S
W52 29 30 31 1 2 3 4
W01 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
W02 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
W03 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
W04 26 27 28 29 30 31 1


Today is:
Tue, Jan 21, 2020


Subscribe & download

Filter events


9:00am
to
11:00am
  How Muslims Have Imagined Life in the Universe  
(Academic)

Virtual Talk by Jorg Matthias Determann from Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts in Qatar: Historians of the extraterrestrial life debate have tended to focus on countries dominated by Christianity, largely excluding the Muslim world. However, state-supported scientists from Morocco to Qatar, Kazakhstan and Pakistan have all participated in the phenomenal global growth of exoplanet research and astrobiology, the study of life in the universe. Censorship has arguably encouraged authors to disguise criticism of contemporary politics by setting plots in future times and alien societies. But conservative and literal readings of the Qur'an with its phrase "lord of the worlds" have allowed by the imagination of a boundless cosmos full of planets and creatures.
More information...


Location: Newman Library Athenaeum
Price: Free
Sponsor: History Department
Contact: Carmen Gitre
E-Mail: cgitre@vt.edu
231-5216
   
copy this event into your personal desktop calendar
powered by VTCalendar 2.2.1