Program

Friday, April 24, 2015

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
BESHARA DOUMANI | Director, Middle East Studies, Brown University

9:00 – 9:40 a.m. Keynote address
CHARLES HIRSCHKIND | University of California, Berkeley; Berkeley, CA – USA

9:40 – 11:10 a.m.  Historicity, Material Religion and the Making of Space
Panel Chair: BESHARA DOUMANI | Brown University; Providence, RI – USA

1. MAHIYE SEÇIL DAĞTAŞ | University of Waterloo; Ontario – CA
The Temporal Horizons and Aesthetic Formations of Religious Difference in Antakya

2. CAROLINE WILLIAMS | Williamsburg, VA – USA
“Cairo as an Artifact of 19th Century Imagery”

3. KISHWAR RIZVI | Yale University; New Haven, CT – USA
“Historicism and Post-modernity: Transnational Mosques in the Contemporary Middle East”

11:10 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
Coffee Service

11:25 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.  The Politics of Historical Narratives and Facts on the Ground
Panel Chair: FAIZ AHMED | Brown University; Providence, RI – USA

1. SHAHZAD BASHIR | Stanford University; Palo Alto, CA – USA
“On Chroniclers’ Eyes:Frames, Gazes, and Viewpoints in Islamic Historiography”

2. KABIR TAMBAR | Stanford University; Palo Alto, CA – USA
“Histories of Violence and the Ethics of Expectation in Turkey”

3. JAMAL ELIAS | University of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania, PA – USA
“Martyred Innocence: Children, Sacrifice and the Rationalization of War in Modern Iran

12:55 – 2:00 p.m.  
Lunch for Hosts and Invited Participants

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.  Heritage and History as Performative Practices
Panel Chair: IAN STRAUGHN | Brown University; Providence, RI – USA

1. AMAL SACHEDINA | Brown University; Providence, RI – USA
“Shifting Terrain: Destroying While Preserving the Dalla (Coffee Pot) and the Ethos of Neighbourliness in the Sultanate of Oman”

2. NATHALIE PEUTZ |New York University Abu Dhabi; Abu Dhabi – UAE
“Soqotra’s Musealization of the Present and Mobilization of the Past”

3. ROSIE BSHEER | Yale University; New Haven, CT – USA
“Appropriating the Past: Materiality, Power, and the Politics of History in Arabia”

3:30  3:45 p.m.
Coffee Service

3:45 – 5:15 p.m.  Approaches to the Temporality of Tradition: Relations between Past, Present and Future
Panel Chair: VAZIRA ZAMINDAR | Brown University; Providence, RI – USA

1. KAREN RUFFLE | University of Toronto; Toronto, CA
“Material Subversions: Somatic Shiʿism and the Development of a Deccani ‘Grammar of Tradition’ during the Qutb Shahi Dynasty”

2. SYED AKBAR HYDER | University of Texas at Austin; Austin, TX-USA
“Escaping the Prison of Prose: Aesthetics of Mourning and the Story of Hind”

3. KATHERINE MILLER | Reed College; Portland, OR – USA
“Materializing Multiple Histories: The ethics and politics of life amid ongoing cultural heritage management in Hunza, Northern Pakistan.” 

7:00 p.m.
Dinner for Hosts and Invited Particicpants at Biltmore Hotel

Saturday, April 25, 2015

9:35 – 10:45 a.m.  Time, Space and the Emerging Muslim Subject
Panel Chair: SARAH TOBIN | Brown University; Providence, RI – USA

1. KATHERINE PRATT EWING | Columbia University; New York, NY – USA
“Jahiliyya: Mapping Secular Spaces through an Islamic Notion of Time and Place”

2. ARYO DANUSIRI |Harvard University; Cambridge, MA -USA
“The Entanglement of Religion and the Urban in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia”

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Open Forum Discussion

11.45 a.m.
Light Lunch for Hosts and Invited Participants

END OF PROGRAM

 

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