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Conf/Prog - Claiming and Making Muslim Worlds: Across and Between the Local and the Global 3-5 April 2019, Germany

Event Date:

April 03, 2019 - April 05, 2019

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Claiming and Making Muslim Worlds: Across and Between the Local and the Global Conference Programme 3-5 April 2019 Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, 14129 Berlin


Ulrike Freitag (ZMO) Jeanine Dağyeli (Nazarbayev University, Astana) Paolo Gaibazzi (ZMO) Claudia Ghrawi (ZMO) Norman Saadi Nikro (ZMO) Dietrich Reetz (ZMO)


Day I – Wednesday, 3 April 2019

12.00 – 13.00


13.00 – 13.45

Opening and Introduction Ulrike Freitag (ZMO)

Thematic Section: Religious Worlds

13.45 – 15.15

Religion and Ideas of World Order: Claims, Engagement and Transformations

Convenor: Antía Mato Bouzas (ZMO) Antía Mato Bouzas (ZMO): “Religion in the Making of Transnational Spaces” Dietrich Reetz (ZMO): “Claiming and Making Global Space: Muslim Actors from South Asia” Fatima Tofighi (University of Religions and Denomina- tions, Qom): “Revolutionary Bodies: Self-Disciplining the Muslim Iranian Body in the Face of Empire”

15.45 – 17.15

Governing the Sahel-Sahara: Bad Islam and Good Muslims

Convenor: Britta Frede (ZMO), Judith Scheele (ZMO), Abdoulaye Sounaye (ZMO) 

Discussant: Baz Lecocq (Humboldt University, Berlin) Britta Frede (ZMO):

“The Islamic Republic of Mauritania and its Governance of (trans)local Islamic Heritage”

Judith Scheele (ZMO): “Whatever Happened in Northern Mali?” Abdoulaye Sounaye (ZMO): “Treating Muslim Subjects: Deradicalizing the Sahel”

18.00 – 19.30

Keynote Lecture Seema Alavi (Delhi University): “Muslim Cosmopoli- tanism and the Writing of World History”

Day II – Thursday, 4 April 2019 Thematic Section: Values in Circulation

9.30 – 11.00

Making Muslim Spaces in the Indian Ocean

Convenor: Sebastian Prange (University of British Columbia) Chair and Discussant: Ulrike Freitag (ZMO) Sebastian Prange (University of British Columbia): “The Hindu King who Loves the Muslims: Expanding the Dar al-Islam on the Sixteenth-Century Malabar Coast” Scott Reese (University of Northern Arizona): “Small Volumes: Publishing, Print and Networks of Muslim Intellectual Community in the Colonial Indian Ocean” Tika Ramadhini (ZMO): “Jawah Women’s Learning Activities in Mecca, Nineteenth to Twentieth Century”

11.30 – 13.00

Challenging the North/South Divide: Multicentric Flows in Muslim Worlds

Convenor, Discussant: Stefan B. Kirmse (ZMO) Chair: Jeanine Dağyeli (Nazarbayev University, Astana) Rebecca Gould (University of Birmingham): “The Obligation to Migrate: Hijra and Cultural Memory in the Soviet Caucasus Literatures” Manja Stephan-Emmrich (Humboldt University, Berlin): “Bourgeois Islam and Other Post-national Sensi- bilities: Tracing Im/-material Flows Across Central Asia and the Gulf” Sumit Mandal (University of Nottingham): “Music, Faith, and Commerce: The Nature, Reach, and Impact of Islamic Devotional Music in Southeast Asia”

14.30 – 16.00

The Moral Economies of Resource Valuation and Extraction

Convenors: Katharina Lange (ZMO), Jeanine Dağyeli (Nazarbayev University, Astana) Discussant: Jeanine Dağyeli (Nazarbayev University, Astana) Patrick Schukalla (ZMO): “Becoming the Nuclear Front-End – On the Uranium Frontier in Tanzania” Erdem Evren (ZMO): “Negotiating Extraction” Julien Brachet (Univers. Paris I, IRD): “The (im)moral Economy of Natron Mining in Northern Chad”

18.00 – 19.30

Roundtable discussion: Was sind muslimische Welten? Fragen an den globalen Norden
Venue: Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, Raum Hannover, 5th floor, Chausseestraße 111, 10115 Berlin Word of welcome: Matthias Kleiner (Leibniz Association) Moderation: Ulrike Freitag (ZMO) Participants: Charlotte Wiedemann (Berlin) Mamadou Diawara (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt) Claudia Derichs (Philipps-Universität Marburg) Bekim Agai (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt) The event will be held in German.

Day III – Friday, 5 April 2019 Thematic Section: Unmaking and Remaking Muslim Worlds

9.30 – 11.00

Overcoming Division – Religious and Non- Religious Norms in Global Transitional Justice Processes

Convenor: Sonja Hegasy (ZMO) Brahim El Guabli (Williams College): “Islamizing Memory: Islamist Prison Literature and Moroccan Cultural Memory” Susanne Buckley-Zistel (University of Marburg): “Transnational Memorialisation of Past Atrocities” Farzana Haniffa (University of Colombo): “Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka: Muslim Engagement with the National Discourse”

11.30 – 13.00

Muslim Liminality in Migrant Spaces: Berlin During the Era of the World Wars

Convenor: Peter Wien (University of Maryland) Peter Wien (University of Maryland): “Survival Strategies in Nazi Berlin: Husni al-’Urabi’s 89 Months in Exile” Jan Brauburger (ZMO): “Imperial Anti- colonialism: the Camp Newspaper “El Dschihad” and the Propaganda to Muslim prisoners of war in Germany, 1915-1918” David Motadel (London School of Economics and Political Science): “Anti-Colonial Revolutionaries in Wartime Berlin” Thematic Section: Rethinking Muslim Worlds

14.30 – 16.00

Intellectual Cultures, Philosophy, and Critical Thinkers: Challenges, Pathways and Reservoirs for Decolonization

Convenors: Kai Kresse (ZMO), Nils Riecken (ZMO) Nils Riecken (ZMO): “Abdallah Laroui’s Situated Universalism:Conceptual Translation and the Re- Working of the Historicity of Concepts” Anaheed Al-Hardan (American University of Beirut): “On South-South Circulations, Histories and Possibilities in the Arab World” Abdulkader Tayob (University of Cape Town): “Nativizing Religion between Muslim Intellectuals and the Enlightenment Project”

16.30 – 18.00

Closing Discussion

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December 20, 2018


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