Archive for Avery Wallace

Blackout in Istanbul

Today it started out drizzling lightly as we walked to Little Hagia Sophia (not to be confused with Hagia Sophia). However upon arriving there, we realized that the mosque was closed. On the way there we had heard what we thought  was a call to prayer, but it was actually an announcement of a death […]

Day 2

Day 2, Gustavus Campus We began the second day of class by reviewing the assigned readings on political Islam. The class discussed the line between the public and private sphere which we all concluded was very blurry. In Turkey, which since 1923 has had a secular government, religion is considered a private affair and thus […]