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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.

9:15am: Opening Remarks

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 James Gallery at the Graduate Center, CUNY.