Maryanne Rhett, Ph.D., professor of History and Anthropology, will present a K-12 teacher training webinar, “How Islam is Portrayed in Comics,” on Thursday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m.
Rhett will discuss how Islam and Muslims have been, and continue to be, portrayed in comics and other forms of sequential art since the 1800s through today. Focusing largely on US comics the discussion will also take into account global examples including, but not limited to, works from Canada, Spain, and various elements of the Punch “empire.”
The presentation is part of the Humanities in Class webinar series, sponsored by the National Humanities Center and co-sponsored by the UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies. The series features live, interactive webinars that connect educators with scholars and experts in humanities fields to discuss compelling topics.
The Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies supports events that increase awareness of the history and cultures of the Middle East and Muslim civilizations, and values diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding. Events listed here originate from a variety of campus units and community organizations.