2014 Summer Research Lab in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

When: May 19 - August 8, 2014

Scholars are invited to apply to this Summer Research Lab to utilize the University Library's

resources on Middle Eastern and Islamic studies and/or to attend two workshops, as well as

obtain assistance from the Librarian for the Middle East and North Africa and the staff of the

International and Area Studies Library.



July 14:  "Ibadi Islam: History and Bibliography" will be taught by University of Illinois professor Valerie Hoffman and Florida State University professor Adam Gaiser. This

workshop will introduce scholars to the doctrines, terminology, history and major sources on

Ibadi Islam, utilizing sources in the Sultan Qaboos Collection in the University of Illinois



July 16: "The Arab Spring (al-Rabīʻ al-'Arabī)" will be taught by Laila Hussein Moustafa,

University of Illinois Librarian for the Middle East and North Africa. This workshop will

introduce scholars to Arabic sources on the Arab uprisings and will help them learn how to

search and find books, articles and films on this topic.


Registration: To register, complete the online form and submit payment at


Deadline to apply: April 15, 2014

Contact: For more information, please visit http://www.csames.illinois.edu/resources/summerlab/

or contact Angela Williams at aswillms@illinois.edu.