Women and charity in the Middle East
NEW PALTZ -- In honor of Women's History Month, the Women's Studies Program at the State University of New York at New Paltz will host a lecture March 13 titled Historical Perspectives on Women and Charity in the Middle East by Mine Ener, Villanova University assistant professor of history (Middle East history and Islamic civilization) and women's studies.
Ener received her doctorate in history from the University of Michigan and has received several fellowships and grants, including a Fulbright Scholarship, to study in the Middle East.
Focusing on the Middle East, this presentation will examine the religious ethos of giving that has permeated Islamic society and the role women have played as key benefactors over the course of Islamic history. Ener will explain how these traditions have contributed to current events in the Middle East today.
The lecture will be held in the Coykendall Science Building Auditorium and begins at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
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