Porter Henderson Library: “Muslim Journeys - An Evening of A Thousand and One Nights”
Three presentations related to “Muslim Journeys,” a program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Bridging Cultures initiative, are being coordinated by Angelo State University’s Porter Henderson Library and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (SAMFA) this fall.
English professor Dr. Chris Ellery along with members of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, and English graduate students will offer a reading of selected stories together with observations and insights into the culture.
The program is open free to the public.
As part of the NEH initiative, the Porter Henderson Library received the Muslin Journeys Bookshelf, a collection of 25 books and three films plus a one-year subscription to Oxford Islamic Studies Online. The ASU library was one of 953 libraries and state humanities councils in all 50 states to receive the collection, which is designed to highlight the complex history and culture of Muslims in the United States and around the world.
The bookshelf includes volumes on Muslims in America, Islamic history, Muslim literature, Islamic religion and Muslim culture from a variety of viewpoints. The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. 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.