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The Islamic Worlds Initiative

The Islamic Worlds Initiative is a new project at UVA whose goal is to be a meeting point for scholars from around Grounds who are studying regions and/or communities where Islamic ways of life play an important role.  A space as much for scholars in history, literature, anthropology, archeology, and the arts, as it is for those working in the field of Islamic Studies, the Islamic Worlds initiative seeks a novel approach, one that is as transregional as it is transdisciplinary.  Moving beyond the concept of an Islamic World, the term Islamic Worlds is a conscious one that we employ as we endeavor to bring together a pluralistic engagement into geographic, social, artistic, and intellectual worlds that are infused with Islamic sensibilities and ethics.