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Islamic Studies Program

2015-2016 Academic Year Events

John Bowen (Anthropology, Washington University/St. Louis)
“How Indonesian Islamic Judges Make Decisions”
September 17, 2015
Co-sponsors: Southeast Asian and ASEAN Studies Program; Institute for European Studies; ANU-IU Pan Asia Institute; Department of Anthropology; Department of Religious Studies

Audrey Truschke (History, Rutgers University-Newark & Stanford University)
“Forging an Indian Empire: Mughal Engagements with Sanskrit Texts, Thinkers, and Thought”
September 17, 2015
Co-sponsor: Dhar India Studies Program

John Bowen (Anthropology, Washington University/St. Louis)
"Why Have Shari’a Councils Developed in Britain and What Do They Do?"
September 18, 2015, 1:00pm
Co-sponsors: Institute for European Studies; Southeast Asian and ASEAN Studies Program; ANU-IU Pan Asia Institute; Department of Anthropology; Department of Religious Studies

Sabine Schmidtke (School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
“An Anonymous Jewish Refutation of Samawʾal al-Maghribī’s (d. 1175) Ifḥām al-yahūd”
September 29, 2015
Faculty seminar on texts & manuscripts of the Muslim world; attendance by invitation only.
Co-sponsor: Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Guided Tours of Islamic Art at the Lilly Library
October 2, 2015
November 18, 2015
February 17, 2016
April 6, 2016
The Lilly Library, 1200 E 7th St., Bloomington, Indiana, 47405

Guided Tours of Islamic Art at the IU Art Museum
October 23, 2015
December 4, 2015
March 30, 2016
IU Art Museum, 1133 E 7th St., Bloomington, Indiana, 47405

Mana Kia (Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University)
"Adab as Mobility, between Early Modern Iran and India"
November 12, 2015
Co-sponsor: Dhar India Studies Program

Paolo Sartori (Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences)
“On the Reconfiguration of Islamic Law in Modern Central Asia”
November 16, 2015
Co-sponsors: Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center; Department of Central Eurasian Studies

Kim Hodong (History, Seoul National University & School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
(1) Informal lecture: “How Did the Mongols Run Their Empire? A Survey of Imperial Institutions”
February 24, 2016
(2) Formal lecture: “Was ‘Da Yuan’ a Chinese Dynasty? A Mongol Perspective”
February 24, 2016
Co-sponsors: Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures; Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center

Chanfi Ahmed (Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Humboldt University of Berlin)
“Asian & African Scholars in Mecca & Medina”
February 25, 2016
Co-sponsor: African Studies Program

Terje Østebø (Religion, University of Florida)
“Islamic Reformism as Network of Meaning: The Intellectualist Movement in Ethiopia”
March 22, 2016
Co-sponsors: African Studies Program; Department of Religious Studies

Richard Eaton (History, University of Arizona)
“Theorizing Historical Space in Precolonial India: Sovereignty, Religion, Literary Networks”
April 21, 2016
Co-sponsors: Dhar India Studies Program

Other events co-sponsored by the Islamic Studies Program:

2015 History Graduate Student Association Paul Lucas Conference
"On the Move: Exploring Migration, Transformation, and Encounters"
October 23 & 24, 2015

Shahzad Bashir (Religious Studies, Stanford University)
"Selves and Others in Central Asian Narratives"
November 11, 2015
Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies Bregel Lecture

2015 Silk Road Ensemble Fall Season Concert
"Folk Music from Turkey"
November 13, 2015

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd (Political Science, Northwestern University)
"Beyond Freedom and Violence: Normalizing Religion in the Study of World Politics"
November 18, 2015
Department of Religious Studies Lecture

Morgan Liu (Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, The Ohio State University)
“The Shifting Landscape of Uzbek Political Thinking”
March 2, 2016
Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center Lecture

23rd Annual Association of Central Eurasian Students (ACES) Conference
March 12, 2016

Central Eurasian Studies Language Expo
March 24, 2016
Department of Central Eurasian Studies Event

Charles Butterworth (Government & Politics, University of Maryland)
“Between Practice and Theory: Alfarabi’s Political Teaching”
April 6, 2016
Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures Danner Lecture

Workshop on Holistic Approaches to the Study of Early Islam and the Late Antique World
April 15-17, 2016
IU Working Group on the Study of the Late Antique and Early Muslim Period Event

Islamic Studies Program
Global and International Studies Building 2022
355 North Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105
Phone: 812-856-3977