MemberJonathan Homrighausen

…entary on Scripture.
Forthcoming  “Imagining the Splendor of Wisdom (Sirach 24).” Sidebar in J. Laura Manzo and Leah Macinskas-Le, Sirach, Wisdom Commentary. Liturgical Press.
2020    “Letters, Music, Flesh: Calligraphy as Sacred Art among Christians and Jews.” Image Journal 105 (July 2020).
2019    “Psalm 93: The Waters Rise Up.” Visual Commentary on Scripture, Aug. 2019.
2015    “When Herakles Followed the …

Jonathan Homrighausen is a scholar, educator, calligraphic artist, and doctoral student in Hebrew Bible at Duke University, where he is writing a dissertation about the reception history of Esther in the tradition of the decorated megillat Esther. Currently he is also writing a book for Liturgical Press on the Song of Songs in calligraphy and lettering arts, especially The Saint John’s Bible. He is also author of Illuminating Justice: The Ethical Imagination of The Saint John’s Bible (Liturgical, 2018), and his writing has appeared in Religion and the Arts, Image Journal, Transpositions, and the Visual Commentary on Scripture. More informally: My scholarship, teaching, and practice revolve around thinking about biblical texts in visual ways; I write about art and the Bible, engage with contemporary artists on sacred texts, and currently, think visually about the Bible with my own art. My major passion is calligraphy and lettering arts, both the long heritage of biblical manuscripts and contemporary creators.

MemberJin Xu

…具墓主身份略考 [A Study of the Owners of Northern-Wei Funerary Furniture with Filial-son Illustrations from Luoyang in American Collections]. Co-authored with Ma Xiaoyang. Shufa congkan 書法叢刊 [Journal of Calligraphy], no.1 (2020), 18-24.
2019. 美国纳尔逊博物馆藏北魏孝子石棺床围屏图像释读[A Study of the Filial-Son Illustrations on a Northern-Wei Stone Funerary Couch at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Ar…

MemberHussein Rashid

… York; Paulist Press.
2010. “Middle East,” in Religion and Violence: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict from Antiquity to the Present, edited by Jeffrey Ian Ross. Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe.
2007. “Calendar,” “Calligraphy,” “Central Asians,” “Film,” “Five Percenters,” “Hip-Hop,” “Islam in America Journal,” “Qawwali,” “South Asians,” In Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States, edited by Jocelyne…

Hussein Rashid, PhD, is founder of islamicate, L3C, a consultancy focusing on religious literacy and cultural competency. He works with a variety of NGOs, foundations, non-profits, and governmental agencies for content expertise on religion broadly, with a specialization on Islam. His work includes exploring theology, the interaction between culture and religion, and the role of the arts in conflict mediation. Hussein has a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University, a Masters in Theological Studies focusing on Islam, and an MA and PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, focusing on South and Central Asia from Harvard University. He is a contingent faculty member and has taught at Hofstra University, Fordham University, Iona College, Virginia Theological Seminary, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, SUNY Old Westbury, Barnard College, Columbia University, and The New School. His research focuses on Muslims and American popular culture. He writes and speaks about music, comics, movies, and the blogistan. He also has a background in South and Central Asian studies, with a deep interest in Shi’i justice theology. He has published academic works on Muslims and American Popular Culture, Malcolm X, qawwali, intra-Muslim racism, teaching Shi’ism, Islam and comics, free speech, Sikhs and Islamophobia, Muslims in film, and American Muslim spaces of worship. His current project focuses on the role of technology in teaching religion. He is a fellow with The Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship, the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, and the Truman National Security Project. He was a fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, and a term member on the Council of Foreign Relations. He is on the advisory boards of The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (Building Bridges Program), Sacred Matters, Anikaya Dance Theater, the Tanenbaum Center, and Al-Rawiya. He served on the advisory board of Project Interfaith, Everplans, Intersections International, Deily, and the British Council’s Our Shared Future Program. He is currently working with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan as a content expert. He was on the editorial boards of Religion Dispatches, The Islamic Monthly, and Cyber Orient, in addition to being an emeritus scholar at State of Formation. Hussein appears on mainstream media, including CNN, Channel 4 (UK),  Al-Jazeera America, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and has published at On Faith (Washington Post), Belief Blog (CNN), On Being (NPR), The Revealer, and as a contributor to Religion News Service.

MemberStephanie J. Lahey

…on Mondays [University of Victoria Special Collections Public Lecture Series]. University of Victoria. Victoria, BC.
2019 Nov 12 — “Scribing on Scraps: Medieval Production and Use of Offcut Parchment”. Fairbank Calligraphy Society General Meeting. Victoria, BC.

Recent Conferences

2019 Jul 08 — “British Library, Lansdowne MS 348: Situating Devotion in a Professional Corpus”. Early Book Society 16th Biennial Confere…

Stephanie J. Lahey is a SSHRC-funded PhD candidate at the University of Victoria. Her dissertation—a corpus-based study on use of ‘offcuts’ (low-quality parchment scraps) in later medieval English manuscripts—is jointly supervised by Dr. Iain Macleod Higgins (Victoria) and Dr. Erik Kwakkel (UBC iSchool). Starting in September 2021, she will expand upon this research as a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Medieval Studies. A recent Guest Researcher at Universiteit Leiden and instructor at DHSI and at the University of Victoria, she is Editorial Assistant of Early Middle English, and active in outreach for the Canadian Society of Medievalists. Her research interests include medieval codicology, palaeography, and manuscript production; quantitative and digital humanities; and public humanities.