PISC Graduate Student Conference 2013
'Failure' in Islamic Reform
The conference is held at the Center for the Study of Religion, Seminar Room, 5 Ivy Lane. For additional information and to register, contact the organizers Megan Brankley Abbas, Aaron Rock-Singer and Simon Wolfgang Fuchs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, April 12, 2013
9.30-10.00am: Opening Remarks: Şükrü Hanioğlu and the Conference Organizers
10.00am-12:00pm: Defining and Accounting for Failure
Sarah Azmeh: ‘Ali al-Tantawi and the “Success” and “Failure” of Islamic “Reform”
Celene Ayat Lizzio: Muslim Reform Movements on Gender: Success or Failure on the Woman Question?
Ari Schriber: The Tension of Legal Tradition and Ritual Aspiration: Muḥsin al-Amīn and the Problem of Reforming the ʿĀshūrāʾ Ritual in Southern Lebanon
Yunus Dogan Telliel: After-lives of a ‘Failed’ Reform: The Project of ‘National Religiosity’ in Early Republican Turkey
Respondent: Megan Brankley Abbas
2.00-4.00: Reform and the Non-Muslim (Colonial/Indian) State: Between Cooperation and Contestation
Madihah Akhter: Negotiating Reform: Sultan Jahan and Female Bodies
Nathan Fonder: Alcohol and Authority in Colonial Egypt
Mahmood Kooria: ‘One who agrees with the laws of kufr is a kafir’: Reformative Attempts of Two Hadhrami Sayyids in British Malabar
Chris Taylor: Islamic Charity and Encounters with the Indian State: Reformism and the Social Sector
Respondent: Mirjam Künkler
4.30-6.30pm: Re-Reading the Islamic Discursive Tradition: The Hermeneutics of Reform
Salua Fawzi: Illustrating the Many “Cases” of Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd
Ahmad Khan: 'Too Big To Fail': Modern Contestations between Muslim Reformers and Late Sunnī Traditionalists
Ali Altaf Mian: Ashraf ‘Ali Thanvi’s Bihishti zewar and the Paradox of Traditionalist Authority
Jacob Olidort: Renewal and Return: The Technical Terminology of Hadith and Islamic Reform in Damascus
Respondent: Simon Wolfgang Fuchs
Saturday, April 13, 2013
9.30-11.30am: (De/Re)Constructing a Reformist Cannon:
Philipp Bruckmayr: Between Max Weber and Shah Waliullah: Two trajectories of reformist canonization in Southeast Asia
John Chen: Re-Orientation: Pang Shiqian/Muhammad Tawāḍuʿ between “Umma” and “Third World,” 1935-1955
Mosarrap Khan: Muslim Material Utopia
Sam Helfont: Taking Arab Nationalism Seriously, Or Can a Secular Christian be an Islamic Reformer?
Respondent: Aaron Rock-Singer
11.30am-12.30pm: Closing session/wrap-up
12.30: Lunch & Departure
The PISC Graduate Student Conference is made possible by the generosity of the Departments of Near Eastern Studies, Religion and History, the Transregional Institute, the Workshop on Arab Political Development, the Center for the Study of Religion, the University Center for Human Values and the Humanities Council.
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Last updated: April 08, 2013.