NAAIMS 43rd Annual Conference: "The Concept of Authority in Muslim Societies: Political, Religious, Social and Literary"

North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (NAAIMS)

Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

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Regular Conference Fees Sep 20, 2014 $105.00 $0.00
All Students (Fees Waived) Sep 20, 2014 $0.00 $0.00

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North American Association of Islamic and
Muslim Studies (NAAIMS) 

Presents 43rd Annual Conference 

“The Concept of Authority in Muslim Societies:
Political, Religious, Social and Literary” 

Cosponsored By:
The Middle East Institute
Columbia University, New York, NY
Saturday, September 20, 2014

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.                      Registration    
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.                      Welcoming and Introductory Remarks  
                                                                   [Columbia University – International Affairs Building: 
                                                                    
Room 1501, 420 W. 118th Street, New York, NY 10027] 

Lila Abu-Lughod, Columbia University, New York, NY
(Program Chair)

Jon Mandaville, Portland State University, Portland, OR
(NAAIMS President) 

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.                     Panel 1                 [International Affairs Bldg. - Room 1501]
New Media and Technologies of Authority
Chair: Maria Volpe, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, NY
Discussant: Brian Larkin, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY  

Hasan Azad (Columbia University, New York, NY): “ ‘Internetic Islam’: (Re)Configuring Islamic Authority through Facebook and Email”

Jacquelene Brinton (University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS): “The Changing Nature of Mediated Authority: Youtube and Conversion Performances”

Habiba Boumlik (LaGuardia Community College, CUNY: “Feminist Theology: Media and Authority"

11: 00 – 11:15 a.m.                 Break  

11:15 a.m - 12:45 p.m.            Panel 2                  [International Affairs Bldg. - Room 1501]
Beyond Conventional Authorities
Chair: Maria Massi Dakake, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Discussant: Katherine Ewing, Columbia University, New York, NY 

Daniel P. Wolk (University of Chicago, IL): “ ‘Good’ and “Bad Aghas” as Persistent Models of Authority in Iraqi Kurdistan” 

Mirjam Künkler (Princeton University, Princeton, NJ): “Female Religious Authority in Shi ‘i Islam” 

Joshua M. Roose (Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia): “Muslim Elites: The New Islamic Political and Religious Authority in the West?”

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.                      Luncheon Keynote Address
                                                                [Columbia University: International Affairs Building:
                                                               The Atrium (Next to Room 1501):
                                                               420 W. 118th Street, New York, NY 10027
]

Keynote Speaker: Khaled Fahmy
            [Prof. of History, American University in Cairo, Egypt]

Keynote Address: “Islamist Claims about the Authority of Shari’ah: Some Remarks from a Historian of Modern Egypt” 

2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Dhur Prayers

2:15 – 4:00 p.m.                      Panel 3                 [International Affairs Bldg. - Room 1501]
In the Shadow of Textual Authority
Chair: Mucahit Bilici, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, NY
Discussant: Najam Iftikhar Haider, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY 

             Emad Hamdeh (Montclaire State University, Montclair, NJ):
            “Tug of War: Interpretive Authority between Salafism and Traditionalism”

Maria Massi Dakake (George Mason University, Fairfax, VA): “The Moral Authority of Self and Community in the Qur’an”

Corri Zoli (Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY): “Shari’ah Density in Post-Arab Spring Constitutions: The Landscape of Postconflict Authority and Transition”

            Liyakat Takim (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada): "Classical Shari'ah and its                    Applicability in Modern Times"

4:10 - 4:30 p.m.                       Closing Remarks
                                                Jon Mandaville, Portland State University, Portland, OR
                                               (NAAIMS President) 

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.                      Break & ‘Asr Prayers

Have questions about NAAIMS 43rd Annual Conference: "The Concept of Authority in Muslim Societies: Political, Religious, Social and Literary"? Contact North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (NAAIMS)

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Columbia University
International Affairs Building - Room 1501
420 W. 118th Street
New York, NY 10027

Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)


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Organizer

North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (NAAIMS)

 

For more information contact Director of Academic Affairs

Layla Sein at conferences@naaims.org

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