Celebrating the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Launch

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By Becky Hass

Muslim Journeys 175The Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Reisterstown Road Branch was awarded the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf grant, one of only eight grants awarded in Maryland. The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures initiative.

The Bookshelf is a collection of books, films, and other resources that will introduce the American public to the complex history and culture of Muslims in the United States and around the world. The Pratt received 25 books, 3 films, and access for one year to Oxford Islamic Studies Online.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture.

Oxford Islamic StudiesJoin us for a welcome celebration of the "Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys," a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Dr. Vadim Jigoulov, lecturer of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Morgan State University, will present during this introductory program on the collection. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

Muslim Journeys Bookshelf RST

Upcoming programs at the Reisterstown Road Branch related to the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf:

For more about the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, its themes and resources, check out the official website under the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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