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"
Breakfast and Lunch Provided
Learn more at: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/rs/events/29695