The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf/Muslim Journeys is a companion website for a collection of more than 25 books and films in public libraries, provided through a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Library Association, funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The books were selected by a team of scholars and librarians to help public audiences in the United States become more familiar with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims around the world, including those within the U.S. The Bookshelf have been awarded to more than 800 libraries across the country in December 2012, for use in presenting public programs in 2013 and beyond. Advisers to the project include distinguished scholars knowledgeable about Muslim history, religion and culture, librarians, and other cultural programming experts. The companion website at http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys expands upon the bookshelf selections with extensive resources available for reading, understanding, discussing, and going beyond the selected books.The website was created through a partnership of the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.
Muslim Journeys is presented by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in cooperation with the American Library Association’s (ALA) Public Programs Office. This program is made possible with a generous gift from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.