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NAAIMS 46th Annual Conference: "Muslims and the City"

North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (NAAIMS)

Friday, September 29, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM (EDT)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Regular Conference Fees Ended $105.00 $0.00
All Students (Fees Waived) Ended Free $0.00

Event Details

North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (NAAIMS)
Presents
46th Annual Conference
"
Muslims and the City”

Cosponsored By:
Islamic Civilizations and Societies Program
Boston College - Newton Campus
 Newton, MA

Friday, September 29, 2017

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.                      Registration  
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.                      Welcoming and Introductory Remarks
                                                         [Boston College, 885 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458]

Kathleen T. Bailey, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
(Program Chair)

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

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.                     Panel 1                           [Newton Campus, Barat House]
The City in Words
Chair/Discussant: Sheila Blair, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 

Dana Sajdi (Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA): “How the Citizens of Damascus Protected their City in Words”

Hilal Kazan (Istanbul University, Ankara, Turkey): “Calligraphy Keeps Decorating Mosques in the Modern Era”

Natana J. DeLong-Bas (Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA): “A Tale of Two Saudi Cities: National Directives and Citizen Initiatives: A Comparative Study of Riyadh and Jeddah”

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

11:15 a.m - 12:45 p.m.             Panel 2                       [Newton Campus, Barat House]
The Multi-faceted City
Chair/Discussant: Jonathan M. Bloom, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Emily Neumeier (Ohio State University, Columbus, OH): “ ‘Why can’t we talk about Ottoman churches?’: Towards a multi-confessional history of the Islamic city”

Kirsten Wesselhoeft (Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY): “Constructing a Spiritual Topography of Muslim Paris: A Mosque and its Neighborhood Re-envisioning the Banlieue Together”

Johan [Hanna MacKechnie] (Queen’s College, Kingston, Ontario, Canada): “The Contemporary Funduq: A Medieval Muslim Institution Alive and Well in Modern Venice”

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.                      Luncheon Keynote Address
                                             Ahmed Ragab, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA
                                            Richard T. Watson Associate Professor of Science and Religion

2:30– 2:45 p.m.                      Dhur Prayers             [Newton Campus, Barat House] 

2:45 – 4:15 p.m.                      Panel 3                      [Newton Campus, Barat House]
City Spaces
Chair/Discussant: James W. Morris, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA      [Newton Campus, Barat House] 

Aila Santi (Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy): “Anjar: A Study on an Early Islamic Urban Experiment”

Pelin Kadercan (Brown University, Providence, RI): “Re-imagining a Marginalized Identity: Music and Alevi Youth in Istanbul (1800s to the Present)”

Mary Elston (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA): “Social Mediauba: The Practice of Companionship in Contemporary Cairo”

4:15 – 4:30 p.m.                      Break

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.                     Panel 4                      
     [Newton Campus, Barat House]     
The Ideal Islamic City
Chair/Discussant: David M. DiPasquale, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 

Zainab Alwani (Howard University, Washington, DC): “Ethics of Deconstruction and Reconstruction: Awqaf and Orphan Care Institutions: Neighborhood Waqf for Orphans”

Daniel P. Wolk (University of Chicago, Chicago, IL), and Khalid M. Hussein (Project Management Partner, Iraq): “Emergency Aid in Iraqi Cities: Forging Partnerships between a Secularist Non-Governmental Organization and Mosque-based Charities”

Corri Zoli (Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY): “Virtue, Governance, and the City:
             Islamic Law Contributions to Reconstruction after Conflict”

6:00 p.m.                    Closing Remarks
                                 Kathleen T. Bailey, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
                                 (Program Chair)

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

Have questions about NAAIMS 46th Annual Conference: "Muslims and the City"? Contact North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (NAAIMS)

When & Where


Boston College
Boston College, 885 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458
Newton Campus, Barat House
Newton, MA 02458

Friday, September 29, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM (EDT)


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