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2/13/2017 - History Lecture Series with Mark Alberton

February 13, 2017, Southbury, CT

History Lecture Series with Mark Alberton
Tuesday, March 7 – Tuesday, March 28 from 6:30-8:30pm in Kingsley

The Southbury Public Library will host Professor Mark Alberton for a four-part lecture series on Jihad. The series will take place on Tuesdays beginning Tuesday, March 7 through Tuesday, March 28th. All lectures will take place in the Kingsley room from 6:30-8:30pm.

Please join Professor Mark Albertson for a four-part lecture series on Jihad. Jihad, is an Arabic term meaning struggle. For Muslims that struggle is of an internal nature; an effort by which the individual attempts to rid him or herself of those impediments which compromises their becoming one with their religion. However, the popular notion of Jihad held by many is that of Holy War. Professor Albertson, in this series, will seek to peel away the confusion, misconceptions and propagandistic perversions which hamper a proper conception of not only what is construed as the Jihadi movement, but hopefully foster—at the same time--a better understanding of one of the globe’s most fascinating yet misunderstood religions.

Sunni-Shia Split: Tuesday, March 7
The Radicals: Tuesday, March 14
Pan-Islam: Tuesday, March 21
Jihad: Tuesday, March 28

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine; and, has been a long time member of the United States Naval Institute. Mark has authored several books including, USS Connecticut: Constitution State Battleship, They'll Have to Follow You! The Triumph of the Great White Fleet and On History: A Treatise. He is at work on a fourth book, Sky Soldiers: The Saga of Army Aviation.

In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. He also teaches for the Lifetime Learners Institute at Norwalk Community College. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of Congress in Hartford for his efforts in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut. Mark is an avid speaker, traveling our state presenting a variety of historical topics in a variety of venues. Mark has appeared on radio and television.

Registration is required. Please contact the library at 203-262-0626 ext. 130.

This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library


Contact: Katherine Mostacero
Reference Librarian
Southbury Public Library
203-262-0626 ext. 131