Interfaith Love: Love, Sex and Marriage in the Islamicate World from the Middle Ages to the Present
From Wednesday 22 until Friday 24 June 2016, LUCIS organises in cooperation with the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’ and the University of Salento an international conference entitled: Interfaith Love: Love, Sex and Marriage in the Islamicate World from the Middle Ages to the Present.
Interfaith love is a compelling topic in societies where faith is a decisive mark of identity, and culture is continuously shaped by interreligious coexistence and conflicts. In Medieval Islamic imagery the ‘religious other’, either boy or girl, has a prominent place in erotic poetry and love romances. The theme went through significant reshaping in the early modern period, when the confrontation between the Ottomans and Europe opened wide spaces for uncertain identities across contested frontiers. Eventually, it has taken on distinctive new forms in contemporary societies within the fragile framework of the Middle Eastern national identities but also in the West where issues related to interfaith love and marriages are increasingly part of the public debate.
Rosita D’Amora (University of Salento) Turkish Studies
Petra de Bruijn (Leiden University) Turkish Studies
Samuela Pagani (University of Salento) Arabic Studies
Monica Ruocco (Università L’Orientale of Naples) Arabic Studies
Asghar Seyed-Gohrab (Leiden University) Persian Studies
Scholars, PhD candidates and advanced MA students doing research related to the subject of Interfaith Love are invited to apply for participation.
If application for participation has been successful, the following is granted:
- Participation in the complete programme, including lunches and the conference diner.
- Not included travel and accommodation expenses and the other meals.
To apply for participation, applications have to be sent to email@example.com.
For more information please contact: Rosita D’Amora (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Asghar Seyed-Gohrab (A.A.Seyed-Gohrab@hum.leidenuniv.nl).
This application includes the following:
- a title and an abstract of 300 words (max.) of your presentation
- a short biography of 50 words (max.)
Deadline for application: Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 24.00 hrs (CET).
Applications that will reach us after this date will not be taken into consideration.