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Conf/Prog - Constructing and contesting holy places in medieval Islam and beyond, 15-17 June 2015, Edinburgh

Event Date:

June 15, 2015 - June 17, 2015

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Constructing and contesting holy places in medieval Islam and beyond 

International Conference

Edinburgh, 15-17 June 2015

Programme

 

Monday, 15 June

9.15 - 9.30                  Registration

9.30 - 9.45                  Introduction (Andreas Görke and Mattia Guidetti)

9.45 - 10.30                Christian Robin

                                    Some new lights on pilgrimages in Arabia from rock inscriptions

 

10.30 - 11.00              Coffee break

11.00 - 11.45              Susana Calvo Capilla

                                   The Great Mosque of Cordoba: myths and realities about its Christian past

11.45 - 12.30               Ahmad Khan

                                    The City of the Devil: framing unholy regions and heresies in the medieval Islamic world

           

12.30 - 14.00              Lunch break

14.00 - 14.45              Arun Rasiah

City of Knowledge: Renewing an Islamic Centre of Learning in Qom, Iran

14.45 - 15.30               Rian Thum

                                    Making "Sunni" Saints of the Twelve Imams at Khotan's Holy Sites

15.30 - 16.00               Coffee break

 

16.00 - 16.45              Barbara Stöcker-Parnian    

Islam in China - Holy tombs in Kanton and Kunming

Tuesday, 16 June

9.45 - 10.30                 Jeanine Dagyeli

Apical fathers of the crafts: pilgrimage and ritual performance in Central Asian craftsmanship

10.30 - 11.00              Coffee break

11.00 - 11.45              David Edwards

                                   Islamic holy places in Nubia

11.45 - 12.30               Sara Kuehn

                                    Oneiric Horizons and Cross-Cultural Convergence? Ṣarī Ṣaltūq Once More                          

12.30 - 14.00              Lunch break

14.00 - 14.45              Beatrice Hendrich

Hala Sultan Tekke – One Small Mosque, Many Approaches (Cyprus)

14.45 - 15.30               Elizabeth Key Fowden

                                    The Parthenon Mosque

15.30 - 16.00               Coffee break

16.00 - 16.45               Pedram Khosronejad

The Role of Religious Mural Paintings in Shiite Saint Veneration and Pilgrimage in Iran

Wednesday, 17 June

9.00 - 9.45                  Rose Aslan

Sacred Space and Authenticity: Contesting the Location of Ali’s Grave in Medieval and Modern Times

9.45 - 10.30                Luca Patrizi

                                    Iconoclasm and Destruction of Shrines and Relics by Radical Islamist Movements

10.30 - 11.00              Coffee break

11.00                          Final discussion

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