Conférences de Karen Ruffle, professeure associée au département d’études religieuses de l’Université de Toronto (Canada) — les 2, 3, 14 et 27 mai 2019

© K. Ruffle, 2018

Karen Ruffle is Associate Professor in the Department of Historical Studies and the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto where she specializes in the study of South Asian Shiʿism.
Her research and teaching interests focus on Shiʿi devotional texts, ritual and material practices in South Asia. She has conducted field research in India, Pakistan, Iran, and Syria. Her first book, Gender, Sainthood, and Everyday Practice in South Asian Shi’ism, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2011. Ruffle’s most current research and publications focus on issues of material practices in the Deccan region of Indian, particularly role of relics and the senses in shaping Shiʿism during the Qutb Shahi sultanate in the 16th and 17th centuries. She is currently completing her second monograph, Everyday Shiʿism in South Asia.

She is invited by Michel Boivin (CEIAS) and will take part of the Visting Professors Program designed by EHESS.

Conférences / Lectures

Bloody Love : Matam as Devotion in South Asian Shi’ism

  • Le jeudi 2 mai 2019 de 10h à 13h – EHESS, Salle AS1_08, 54 boulevard Raspail, Paris 75006

Dans le cadre du « Séminaire Histoire et anthropologie des sociétés musulmanes en Asie du sud contemporaines (SOMA) »

Sensational Moharram: the Indo-Shi’i Sensorium and the Formation of Qutub Shahi Muharram rituals and Material culture

  • Le vendredi 3 mai 2019 de 9h à 12h – EHESS, Salle AS1_08, 54 boulevard Raspail, Paris 75006

Dans le cadre du Séminaire « Culture matérielle et pratiques dévotionnelles dans les sociétés chiites » 

Looking Alams in the Face: The Aesthetics and Function of Material Anthropomorphism in Qutub Shahi Alams

  • Le mardi 14 mai 2019 de 17h à 19h – EHESS, Salle A07_51, 54 boulevard Raspail, Paris 75006

Dans le cadre du Séminaire « Asie du sud et culture persane (XVIe-XXe siècle). Productions savantes, traductions, interactions »

Presence in Absence: The Formation of Reliquary Shi’ism in Qutub Shahi Hyderabad

  • Le lundi 27 mai 2019 de 10h à 18h – EHESS, Salle 737, 54 boulevard Raspail, Paris 75006

 Dans le cadre de la Journée d’Etudes « Corps et artefacts – Reliques et autre supports dévotionnels dans les sociétés chiites » CEIAS/CéSOR/IISMM


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