The Great Mosque of Diyarbakir
The complex at the Great Mosque of Diyarbakir is the subject of CSRS fellow Angela Andersen's ongoing research into the inter- and intra-religious interactions that take place through architectural sites. Photo by Angela Andersen.


The Middle East and Islamic Consortium of British Columbia (MEICON-BC) is a collaborative project of Simon Fraser University (Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures), the University of Victoria, and the University of British Columbia. The purpose of MEICON-BC is to provide an organizational basis for communication and cooperation among British Columbian academics interested in the study of the Middle East and Muslim societies and cultures. The University of Victoria hosts UVic MEICON, a sub-group of the larger MEICON-BC collective.


Current members of the UVic chapter of MEICON include:

  • Allan Antliff (Art History and Visual Studies)
  • Evanthia Baboula (Art History and Visual Studies)
  • Greg Blue (History)
  • Melia Belli Bose (Art History and Visual Studies)
  • Neilesh Bose (History)
  • Shamma Boyarin (Religion, Culture and Society)
  • Rachel Brown (Centre for Studies in Religion and Society)
  • Martin Bunton (History)
  • Michael J. Carpenter (Centre for Global Studies)
  • Adel Guitouni (Gustavson School of Business)
  • Marcus Milwright (Art History and Visual Studies)
  • Daromir Rudnyckyj (Anthropology)
  • Deniz Unsal (Div L & T Support Innovation)
  • Peyman Vahabzadeh (Sociology)
  • Andrew Wender (History/Political Science/Religious Studies)
  • Center for Studies in Religion and Society 

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