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About this symposium

In conjunction with the Shared Sacred Sites exhibition in the James Gallery, please join us for "Shared Sacred Sites Symposium: Perspectives on Pluralism from the Mediterranean to the United States," exploring the extensive history of sacred sites shared by members of different beliefs and backgrounds.

This symposium will be livestreamed. Click here to watch the livestream starting at 9:15 am.

9:15am: Opening Remarks

Keith Wilson, The Graduate Center, CUNY and Karen Barkey, University of California, Berkeley
9:30am–12:00pm: Morning Session | Shared Sacred Sites in Comparative Perspective

Introductions by Dionigi Albera & Manoël Pénicaud, CNRS-IDEMEC

Yinon Muallem, Shared Traditions in Music

Glenn Bowman, University of Kent

Aomar Boum, University of California, Los Angeles

Anna Bigelow, North Carolina State University

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch break

1:00pm-3:30pm: Afternoon Session | Contemporary Religious Discourses in America

Introductions by Nancy Foner, City University of New York, Hunter College & Graduate Center

Jonathan Sheehan, University of California, Berkeley

Jon Butler, Yale University

Winnifred Sullivan, Indiana University

David Campbell, Notre Dame University

Co-sponsored by the New York Public Library, the Morgan Library and Museum, and the Graduate Center, CUNY.