Summer Term 2007

Summer Term 2007

Summer Term 2007

Language and Community

18 Apr | 5.00-7.00 pm | Language and Community
Oded Schechter 
The Genealogy of Hebrew: A Critical Investigation Concerning the Formation of a Space between the Christian and the Jew as a Metaphysical Ground of a Colonial Project
Eli Bar-Chen 
(LMU München, EUME-Fellow)

26 Apr | 7.30-9.00 pm  
Amina Wadud 
Islamic Feminisms: Authority and Authenticity
Claus-Peter Haase 
(Museum für Islamische Kunst)
Gudrun Krämer 
(Freie Universität Berlin)

28 Apr | Film: Islam Unveiled
by Samira Ahmed 
(London) / a Hardcash Production
afterwards discussion with the author
Panel Discussion: 
'Islamic Feminism': Prospects and Limitations
Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd 
(Humanistic University, Utrecht)
Ziba Mir-Hosseini 
Norani Othman 
(Universiti Kebangsaan)
Sa'diyya Shaikh 
(University of Cape Town)
Gudrun Krämer 
(Freie Universität Berlin) 

2 May | 5.00-7.00 pm | The Other of Others: Jews, Turks and Germans
Kader Konuk 
(University of Michigan / Zentrum für Literatur- und
Kulturforschung Berlin)
Eternal Wanderers, Mimics and Dönmes: German and Turkish Jews in Modern Turkey
Gökçe Yurdakul 
(Brock University, Ontario)
Jews and Turks in Germany: Immigrant Integration, Political Organisation and Minority Rights
Michal Bodemann 
(University of Toronto)

2 May | 8.00-9.00 pm | Images of Women and Islam
Hilal Sezgin 
Alawiyya Sobh 
Shereen Abou El Naga 
(Cairo University)

14 May | 7.00-9.00 pm
Shaden Tageldin 
(University of Minnesota, EUME-Fellow)
Part of Europe? Colonial Geopolitics, Translation, and the Riddle of Origins in Egyptian Literary Culture, 1834–1930
Dana Sajdi 

21 May | 6.00-8.00 pm
Maria Todorova 
(University of Illinois)
Historische Vermächtnisse zwischen Europa und dem Nahen Osten
Wolf Lepenies 
(Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, head of the advisory council Fritz Thyssen Stiftung) 

30 May | 5.00-7.00 pm | Suspected Compatriots: Turkish Christians and German Muslims
Özlem Biner
Imagined Cosmopolites of Mardin: An Ethnographic Study of Cosmopolitanism from the Margins of Contemporary Turkey 
Esra Özyürek 
(University of California, San Diego)
Turkish Christians and German Muslims: New Religious Minorities in the New Europe
Damani Partridge 
(University of Michigan)

11 Jun | 7.00-9.00 pm
Dana Sajdi 
Sacred Language and Cultural Decline: Were Arabs too Backward to Print Books?
Thomas Bauer 
(Universität Münster; Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin)

13 Jun | 5.00-7.00 pm | The Topography of Europe and its Shift to the East
Miranda Jakiša 
(Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung)
The Balcans as a Threshold
Zaal Andronikashvili 
(Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung)
Georgia as a Cultural Palimpsest
Martin Treml 
(Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung)

27 Jun | 5.00-7.00 pm | Contested Notions of Modernity
Farish Noor 
(Zentrum Moderner Orient)
Discourses on Modernity and Islam in South East Asia
Abdolkerim Soroush 

(ISIM; University of Amsterdam)
Modernity ,Iranian Style'
Gudrun Krämer 
(Freie Universität Berlin)

9 Jul | 7.00-9.00 pm
Erol Köroğlu 
(Boğaziçi University, EUME-Fellow)
The Nationalization of the Ottoman Empire’s War: Remembrance of the First World War in Republican Turkey
Zafer Yenal 
(Boğaziçi University, EUME-Fellow) 

11 Jul | 5.00-7.00 pm | Philology and Polemics
Mohammed Reza Vasfi 
Two Qur'anic Sciences Indicative of a Historical Approach to the Qur'an: Asab al-Nuzul and Al-Nasikh wa 'l-Mansukh
Michael Marx 
(Corpus Coranicum, BBAW)
The Qur'an in Near Eastern Christian and Jewish Polemics
Nicolai Sinai 
(Corpus Coranicum, BBAW)