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Buturovic to give Casper Lecture at Creighton University

"Conversation in Life, Conversation in Death: Funerary Texts in Early Ottoman Bosnia” is the topic of the Creighton University Casper Lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in the Harper Center room 2030.

The event is free and open to the public. A dessert reception will follow the lecture.

The lecture presented by Amila Buturovic, Ph.D., will discuss the funerary iconography and epigraphy found in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the Ottoman period. She will also evoke new possibilities for Bosnians to cast aside differences based on religion and embrace an identity rooted in the landscape of medieval Bosnia.

Buturovic is an associate professor at York University in Toronto, Canada. Her research interests include religion, culture and identity in Islamic societies. She is the author of Stone Speaker: Medieval Tombs, Landscape, and Bosnian Identity in the Poetry of Mak Dizdar, and co-editor of Women in the Ottoman Balkans: Gender, Culture and History.

The lecture is sponsored by the Creighton Henry W. Casper, S.J., Professorship in History.

Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic university bridging health, law, business and the arts and sciences for a more just world.