Winter Term 2008/09

Winter Term 2008/09

Winter Term 2008/09


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

22 Oct | The Bible in the Islamic Religious Imagination
Walid Saleh 
(Toronto University; EUME-Fellow 2008/09)
The Availability of the Arabic Bible to Muslim Scholars: Remarks on Cultural Porosity
Angelika Neuwirth 
(Freie Universität Berlin; EUME member) 

5 Nov | Obscenity in the Canon
Sinan Antoon 
(New York University; EUME-Fellow 2008/09)
The Poetics of the Obscene in PreModern Arabic Poetry: Ibn al-Hajjaj and Sukhf
Samah Selim 
(IREMAM, Aix-en-Provence; EUME member) 

19 Nov | A Public Good in Palestine
Sherene Seikaly 
(Georgetown University; EUME-Fellow 2008/09)
Business, Nation, and Economy in Palestine
Johann Büssow 
(SFB 586 "Differenz und Integration", Halle/Leipzig) 

3 Dec | Slavery and Abolition in Tunis
Ismael Montana 
(Northern Illinois University; EUME-Fellow 2008/09)
Black Slavery, its Abolition and Demographics in Tunis: Imprints and Implications
Kai Kresse 
(Zentrum Moderner Orient) 

10 Dec | Literature and Urban Form in Iraq
Haytham Bahoora 
(New York University)
Jabra's Baghdad: Colonial Modernism and Vernacular Spaces
Sinan Antoon 
(New York University; EUME-Fellow 2008/09) 

17 Dec | Enlightenment in the Islamic Republic
Roman Seidel 
(Freie Universität Berlin)
On the Reception of Kant in Iran
Haggag Ali 
(Cairo University; EUME-Fellow 2008/09) 

7 Jan | (Re)Conquest of the Forest
Selçuk Dursun 
(Istanbul; EUME-Fellow 2008/09)
Landholding and Politics of Forest Use in the Ottoman Empire 19th and Early 20th Centuries
Roger Chickering 
(Georgetown University; Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin 2008/09) 

21 Jan | Between the City and the Empire
Vangelis Kechriotis 
(Bogaziçi University; EUME-Fellow 2008/09)
The Responses of Non-Muslims in the Port-cities of the Ottoman Empire to the Second Constitutional Period
Ulrike Freitag 
(Zentrum Moderner Orient; EUME member) 

4 Feb | Portraits in Ottoman Art
Aykut Gurçağlar 
(Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Istanbul)
Dragoman Depictions in the Ottoman World: Portraits Commissioned by Dragomans as Patrons of the Art of Painting
Vera Beyer 
(Freie Universität Berlin)