EUME Summer Academy
Thu 10 Sep 1998 – Fri 25 Sep 1998

Crisis and Memory

AKMI Summer Academy

Deutsches Orient-Institut Beirut, Lebanon

Convenor: Prof. Dr. Angelika Neuwirth (Freie Universität Berlin)

Under the working title of the Summer Academy 1998, “Crisis and Memory”, the historical treatment of crises within the Muslim world in literary, oral or visual traditions were discussed in relation to its relevance to modernity. Interest was focused upon mechanisms used to deal with crises, their preservation in various symbol systems and communications media and their re-emergence in contemporary contexts. The exploration of questions on Islamic civilisation included its interaction with other cultural traditions. The Summer Academy therefore accepted approaches to the subject from all geographical regions of the Muslim world. A further aim was to explore the relevance of studies on the Islamic world for research fields other than Islamic studies.

Please find here the schedule of the Summer Academy and the original call for applications

The following scholars participated in the Summer Academy:

Jacqueline Armijo-Hussein (Hong Kong University), Massacres and Religious Remembrance. The Muslims of Southwest China
Zeynep Aygen (Fellow des Arbeitskreises Moderne und Islam 1997/98, Universität Istanbul), Public Participation in the Cities of Islam
Christèle Dedebant (EHESS Paris), Women’s Movement(s) in Pakistan. Mobilization Process, Rhetoric and Models
Juliane El-Maneie (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Falasteen - When Myth meets Reality. The Image of Palestine, Palestinian National Identity, and the Experiences of Return and Rei-integration
Jens-Peter Hanssen (Orient-Institut Beirut), The Effect of Ottoman Rule on Fin de Sciecle Beirut. The Wilaya of Beirut, 1888-1904
Richard Hattemer (Mainz/Kairo), The Caliphate Issue in Arabic-Islamic Discourse since 1970
Thomas Hildebrandt (Orient-Institut Beirut), Reception and Renewal of Mu'tazilite Thought in the 20th Century Arab World
Faredun Hodizoda (Tajik State National University, Tajikistan), The Crisis of the Muslim Educational System in Central Asia and the Reformist Outlook of the Enlighteners
Zülfiye Kadirova (Bilkent University, Ankara), Muslims of the Russian Federation as a Potential Political Force Outline of the Research
Annette Krämer (Universität Bochum), Islam, Identity and social Change in Uzbekistan. Otin and khalfa in the Post-Soviet Environment
Astrid Meier (Universität Bern), Family Endowments (Waqf dhurrî) as a Means of Power in the Hands of Local Elites in the Province Damascus, 17th to 19th Century
Franck Moroy (IREMAM, Aix-en-Provence), Du Sport comme Ressource Politique dans le Monde Arabe et Musulman. Le Cas de Beyrouth
Farish A. Noor(University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur), Returning to the Future. The Rediscovery and Reinvention of the Islamic Civilizational Project in Malaysia as a Response to the Crisis of Globalisation and Secular Modernity
Ümit Öztoprak (Universität Halle-Wittenberg), Turkish Migrants between Allah and Atatürk. A Psychological study of cultivation of Personal Identities in Cultural Transitions
Cristina de la Puente (CSIC, Madrid), Muhammad as a Model of Exemplary Conduct for Crisis Times
Armando Salvatore (Indiana University Bloomington), Ramadan in Crisis Times. The Public Staging of Religious Ritual and Religious Memory in the Egyptian Public Sphere (1965-1977)
Bernadette Schenk(Freie Universität Berlin), Tendencies and Developments in the Modern Druze Communities. The Search for Identity
Kathryn Spellman (Birkbeck College, University of London), Iranians in London. Religion, Nation and Identity
Bernhard J. Trautner(Universität Bremen), Crisis of Muslim Culture. From Conflict to Civilizational Peace. An Alternative Approach towards Muslim Political Discourses on Modernity 
Ines Weinrich (Universität Bamberg), Tradition and Innovation in Modern Arab Music. The Lebanese Singer Fayruz

Institutional Framework

The Working Group Modernity and Islam represented by the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin is a research network of Berlin universities and extra-university institutions committed to fostering a deeper understanding of Muslim cultures, their history, and social structures.

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