Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Transcultural Lenses on Islam DELAYED AND RELOCATED

DELAYED UNTIL NOON AND RELOCATED TO ATT CONFERENCE CENTER CONFERENCE ROOM

Fri, February 7, 2014 | SAC 3.112 Balcony Room B

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Transcultural Lenses on Islam
Friday, February 7, 2014
 
Breakfast and Lunch Provided
 
This symposium brings together six eminent scholars to ask how Islam translates across cultures and geographies.  Our goal is to have a conversation across the disciplines--religious studies, history, anthropology, and ethnomusicology--on the transcultural study of Islam.
 
Chaired by A. Azfar Moin Southern Methodist University
 
Speakers:
 
Frank J. Korom Boston University
"Creating a Transcultural Lens via Sufism to View Sri Lanka and North America"
 
Denise A. Spellberg The University of Texas
"Muslims, Toleration, and Civil Rights: Islam and the Early Modern Anglo Atlantic World"
 
Katherine Butler Schofield King's College London
"Sonic Magic: The Supernatural Uses of Islamic Sound-Arti in India and the Malay world"
 
Enseng Ho Duke University
"Burial and Travel: Mobile Representations of a Transcultural Islam"
 
Shahzad Bashir Stanford University
"Islam in Bureaucratic Imagination: Iranian Secretaries in the Service of Indian Rulers"
 
Barbara Metcalf University of California, Davis (Emerita)
"Renewed Islam, Revitalized Languages: A 'Virtual' Nawab Spans Oceans and Continents"
 
 

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