Wintersemester 2010/11

Wintersemester 2010/11

Winter Term 2010/11

Transformations and Relations

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

20 Oct | Conversion, Assimilation, Ethnicity
Tamer El-Leithy 
(New York University; EUME-Fellow 2010/11) 
Converting Cultures in Medieval Cairo: Coptic Christianity, Islamization, and Ethnicity
Gudrun Krämer 
(Freie Universität Berlin; EUME member) 

3 Nov | The Memory of the Mihna in a Haunted Time
Nadia Nader 
(University of California, Santa Barbara; EUME-Fellow 2010/11)
Dogmatic Theology, Neo-Mu'tazilism and Islamic Legal Reform
Islam Dayeh 
(Freie Universität Berlin) 

10 Nov | Nation, Gender and Morality
Hanan Hammad 
(Texas Christian University; EUME-Fellow 2010/11)
Between National Purity and Local Flexibility: Prostitution in the First Half of 20th Century Egypt
Kamran Ali 
(University of Texas, Austin; EUME-Fellow 2010/11)

24 Nov | Iconographic Choices
Agnes Penot-Lejeune 
(Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne; CIERA, Affiliated EUME-Fellow 2010/11)
Goupil & Cie and the Middle Eastern Art Market in the 19th Century
Stefan Weber 
(Museum für Islamische Kunst; EUME member) 

1 Dec | 'Orientalism' in the Near East
Fadi Bardawil 
(Columbia University; EUME-Fellow 2010/11)
A Fractured Ground of Criticism? Levantine Polemics around Edward Said's Orientalism
Elias Khoury 
(Beirut; NYU; Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin 2010/11) 

15 Dec | Compensatory Discourses
Maggie Awadallah 
(Imperial College London; EUME-Fellow 2010/11)
Finding a Common Ground for an Alternative Secularity in Contemporary Egyptian Literature
Dyala Hamzah 
(Zentrum Moderner Orient) 

12 Jan | Muslim Discourses on the 'Religious Other' in Ottoman Damascus
Lejla Demiri 
(Cambridge; EUME-Fellow 2010/11) 
'Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulsi (d. 1731) and his Writings on Christianity
Michael Marx 
(Corpus Coranicum, BBAW) 

26 Jan | Belief after Enlightenment
Guriqbal S. Sahota 
(University of California, Santa Cruz; EUME-Fellow 2010/11)
Iqbal and Goethe, or the Sturm und Drang of Late Colonial India
Fadi Bardawil 
(Columbia University; EUME-Fellow 2010/11) 

9 Feb | Lonely Women in Ottoman Hospitals
Gulhan Balsoy 
(EUME-Fellow 2010/11) 
Gender and the Politics of Female Body: Midwifery, Abortion and Pregnancy in Nineteenth Century Ottoman Society
Nazan Maksudyan 
(Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Zentrum Moderner Orient)