Regional Summer Institute, 2006

June 24th
American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

"Islamic Texts, Thought, History, and Identity": The second in a series hosted by the SSRC's Eurasia Program, part of its Teaching Islam in Eurasia initiative. The 2006 Regional Summer Institute focused on four topics: 1) Islamic texts, 2) Islamic though, 3) historical approaches to Islam, and 4) modern Islamic identity and politics. Individual resource faculty presented four-day, intensive practicums for participants, which included readings, presentations, and assignments on each of the four sub-themes. Smaller groups of participants attended the practicums based on their teaching and research interests, and many had the opportunity to present aspects of their own courses. Once again, the SSRC took advantage of the host location to emphasize both the unique historical and contemporary aspects of Islam in Central Asia.