Summer Term 2009

Summer Term 2009

History as Translation

Venue: Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Villa Jaffé, Wallotstr. 10
5.00 - 7.00 pm  

1 Apr | The Semitic Equation
Orit Bashkin 
(University of Chicago)
Ideology and History in Baghdadi Jewish Concepts of Community
Georges Khalil 

22 Apr | Translation and Daily Fiction for the Nation
Sehnaz Tahir-Gürçağlar 
(Boğaziçi University; EUME-Fellow 2008/09)
Towards a Poetics of Popular Literature in 20th Century Turkey
Catherine Robson 
(University of California, Davis; EUME-Fellow 2008/09) 

6 May | Rituals of the Secular
Umut Azak 
(Istanbul; EUME-Fellow 2008/09)
Letters to the Father of the Nation. Ritual and Commemoration in the Sacred Spaces of Secularism in Turkey
Seyla Benhabib 
(Yale University; Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg 2008/09) 

13 May | Colonial Law and the Translation of 'Muhammadan' Intentions
Michael Gilsenan 
Singapore Courts and Hadhrami Arab Inheritance Patterns in the Southeast Asian Diaspora, 1870-1980
Sherene Seikaly 
(EUME-Fellow 2008/09)

20 May | Museum and Society
Stefan Weber 
(Museum für Islamische Kunst Berlin)
Fragments of a Lost Past or Evidence of a Connected History. Ideas for a New Conceptualization of the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin
Walid Saleh 
(Toronto University; EUME-Fellow 2008/09) 

3 Jun | "Don't Immanentize the Eschaton!"
Haggag Ali 
(Cairo University; EUME-Fellow 2008/09)
The Spectre of Eric Voegelin in Zygmunt Bauman's and Abdelwahab Elmessiri's Critique of Modernity
Dyala Hamzah 
(Zentrum Moderner Orient / Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung) 

17 Jun | Histories for the Nation
Nadya Sbaiti 
(Smith College)
A Textbook Case: Writing Lebanese History in Beirut's Schools, 1920-1943
Sinan Antoon 
(NYU, EUME-Fellow 2008/09) 

1 Jul | Tradition for Modernity
Husain Qutbuddin 
(Cambridge / Cairo; EUME-Fellow 2008/09)
The Fatimid-Tayyibis, the Qur'an, Multiplicity of Meaning and 'Dynamic Abrogation' (Naskh)'
Stefan Wild 
(Universität Bonn; EUME member)