The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a collection of books, films, and other resources chosen with a view to familiarizing the American public with Islam and the cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations around the world. It is intended to address both the need and the desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations.
Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library received this grant in January 2013.
The library had access to Oxford Islamic Studies Online through this grant from February 2013 through February 2014.
Islamic Art Spots are seven illustrated video essays written, developed, and presented by Professor D. Fairchild Ruggles and produced by Twin Cities Public Television as part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys project. These video essays provide an introduction to Islamic art and architecture in a way that relates to the project themes and readings, referencing additional primary source texts.
Watch Video Essays Online:
Art Spots: Calligraphy
Art Spots: Mosques and Religious Architecture
Art Spots: The Arts of Trade and Travel
Art Spots: Islamic Gardens
Art Spots: Islamic Textiles
Art Spots: Geometry
Art Spots: The Arts of the Book and Miniature Painting
To find these books within our library, search the "Book Search" box above.
Images from Muslim Journeys Website
Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World (directed by Rob Gardner, produced by Unity Productions Foundation, 2011)
Koran by Heart (directed by Greg Barker, produced by HBO documentary films, 2011)
Prince Among Slaves (directed by Andrea Kalin, produced by Unity Productions Foundation, 2007)