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
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"