Colloque : “Constructing Orthodoxies and Heresies in the Islamic World”, Midwest Association for Middle East and Islamic Studies 2014 Annual Conference — Illinois Institute of Technology , Chicago (Etats-Unis), 12/04/2014

Midwest Association for Middle East and Islamic Studies

“Constructing Orthodoxies and Heresies in the Islamic World”

Sponsored by the Department of Humanities, IIT Lewis College of Human Sciences

Location : Alumni Lounge – Hermann Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology , Chicago, Ill.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Session One: Orthodoxy and Heresy in Medieval Islam

8am-9am: Nora Jacobsen Ben Hammed, Ph.D. Student, University of Chicago
“Linguistics, Knowledge, and the Divine: Fakhr al-Din al-Razi’s Commentary on Verse 31 of Surat al-Baqarah”

9am-10am: Catherine Bronson, Visiting Assistant Professor, Beloit College & Illinois Institute of Technology
“Eve in the Formative Period of Islam: Intertextual Boundaries and Hermeneutic Demarcations”

Special Session: Digital Manuscript Studies

10am-11am: Evyn Kropf, Librarian for Near Eastern and Religious Studies; Curator, Islamic Manuscripts Collection, University of Michigan
“Islamic Manuscript Studies in the Digital Environment: Prospects and Challenges”

Session Two: Constructing Orthodoxy in Twelver Shi’ism

12pm-1pm: Maryam Moazzen, Assistant Professor, University of Louisville
“Constructing Selves and Marking Others: Identity and Savafid Heresiologists”

1pm-2pm: Zackery Heern, Assistant Professor, Murray State University
“Re-constructing Shi’ism and State in Modern Iran”

2:30pm-4pm: Panel Discussion: Islam in College Curricula

  • Chair and Discussant: James M. Gustafson, Indiana State University
  •  James N. Tallon, Lewis University, “Crafting Islamic Civilization Curricula”
  •  Nahyan Fancy, DePauw University, “Integrating the Islamic World in History of Science Curricula”
  •  Edgar Hopida, Islamic Society of North America, “Experiential Learning and Outreach at the Islamic Society of North America”

Session Three: Imperial Legacies in Modern Islam

4pm-5pm: Elizabeth Lhost, Ph.D. Student, University of Chicago
“’With Zeal and Integrity’: Controversy, Professionalism, and the Making of a 19th-Century Qazi”

5pm-6pm: Inci Aksu Kargin, Ph.D. Student, Indiana University – Bloomington
“The Islamic Legacy of the Ottoman Empire in the Balkans”

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