Workshop “Entangled Muslim Networks in Europe, South Asia, and the Arab Middle East in the First Half of the 20th Century”


This two day work­shop aims at depict­ing the con­nec­tiv­i­ties of var­i­ous Mus­lim indi­vid­ual intel­lec­tu­als and com­mu­ni­ties in Europe, South Asia and the Arab Mid­dle East that are often stud­ied as iso­lat­ed actors. The transna­tion­al nature of the archive and the com­par­a­tive approach of the work­shop will help in devel­op­ing an entan­gled intel­lec­tu­al his­to­ry. It is only by merg­ing the results of indi­vid­ual research projects that we can get an idea of the whole pic­ture. There­fore, this work­shop brings togeth­er schol­ars from Berlin Grad­u­ate School Mus­lim Cul­tures and Soci­eties and Zen­trum Mod­ern­er Ori­ent as well as from the research projects Mus­lims in Inter­war Europe UERC Start­ing Grant, Utrecht Uni­ver­si­ty) and Mod­ern India in Ger­man Archives (Göt­tin­gen Uni­ver­si­ty) as well as indi­vid­ual schol­ars from oth­er insti­tu­tions.

For reg­is­tra­tion, please con­tact office@bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de
Reg­is­tra­tion dead­line: Jan­u­ary 24, 2017.

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Workshop Programme

February 3, 2017

10:00 — 10:45 Wel­come and Intro­duc­tion
10:45 — 11:00 Tea Break
11:00 — 13:00

Pan­el 1: Com­mu­nica­tive Net­works: Print Media Intel­lec­tu­als

Chair: Prof. Dr. Gudrun Krämer (BGSMCS

Dis­cus­sant: 

  • Prof. Dr. Umar Ryad (Utrecht Uni­ver­si­ty)
  • Dr. Heike Liebau (ZMO): Nav­i­gat­ing Knowledge/Negotiating
    Posi­tions: The Kheiri Broth­ers on His­to­ry, Nation and Islam
  • Chris­t­ian Kübler (Berlin Grad­u­ate School Mus­lim Cul­tures and Soci­eties):
    One book is bet­ter than a hun­dred ser­mons: Jamāl al-Dīn al-Qāsimī’s con­tri­bu­tion to the emer­gence of the Salafiyya
  • Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim Abushouk (Qatar Uni­ver­si­ty): Intel­lec­tu­al
    Net­works in the Indi­an Ocean. The Hadhra­mi Dias­po­ra in the Malaya
    World, 1900–1945
13:00 — 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 — 16:30

Pan­el 2: Insti­tu­tion­al Net­works: Uni­ver­si­ties and Mosques

Chair: Prof. Joachim Oester­held (For­mer­ly Hum­boldt Uni­ver­sität zu Berlin)

Dis­cus­sant:

  • Prof. Dr. Julia Hauser (Kas­sel Uni­ver­si­ty)
  • Sher­ag­im Jen­abzadeh (ZMO):
    Iran­ian Intel­lec­tu­als and Stu­dents in Ger­many: From the Ger­man Empire to the Nazi Era
  • Dr. des. Razak Khan (MIDA, Göt­tin­gen Uni­ver­si­ty):
    Hin­dus­tani Berlin: Mem­o­ry, Auto­bi­og­ra­phy and Affec­tive Archives of South Asian Mus­lim Intel­lec­tu­als
  • Sophie Spaan (Utrecht Uni­ver­si­ty):
    Emerg­ing Mus­lim Insti­tu­tions in Inter­war Great Britain — Sites of Impe­r­i­al Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and Mus­lim Expres­sion
16:30 — 17:00 Tea Break

February 3, 2017

10:00 — 12:00

Pan­el 3: Anti-Colo­nial Net­works: Pan-Islam­ic and Nation­al­ist
Actors

Chair: Ulrike Fre­itag (ZMO

Dis­cus­sant:

  • Heike Liebau (ZMO)
  • Andrei Tir­tan (Utrecht Uni­ver­si­ty):
    Forms of Pan-Islam in Inter­war Europe
  • Prof. Humayun Ansari (Roy­al Hol­loway, Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don):
    SouthAsian Mus­lim Rev­o­lu­tion­ar­ies’ Engage­ment with Net­works in
    Ger­many in the Ear­ly Twen­ti­eth Cen­tu­ry
  • Prof. Dr. Umar Ryad (Utrecht Uni­ver­si­ty):
    The Hajj and Europe in the Colo­nial Age
12:00 — 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 — 15:30

Pan­el 4: Reli­gious Net­works: Pros­e­ly­tiz­ing Actors

Chair: Prof. Dr. Gudrun Krämer (BGSMCS

Dis­cus­sant: 

  • Prof. Dr. Ulrike Fre­itag (ZMO)
  • Ger­di­en Jonker (Erlan­gen Uni­ver­si­ty):
    Ahmadiyya Mis­sion in Inter­war Europe Through the Lens of Pri­vate Archives
  • Meh­di Sajid (Utrecht Uni­ver­si­ty):
    The “Oth­er” Mus­lim Migra­tion to Europe — Some Remarks on the Net­works of Mus­lim Con­verts to Chris­tian­i­ty in the 20th Cen­tu­ry
  • Ori­ana Gae­taniel­lo (Berlin Grad­u­ate School Mus­lim Cul­tures and
    Soci­eties):
    Estab­lish­ing chan­nels for intel­lec­tu­al exchange: Rashid Rida
    and his Project for Islam­ic Mis­sion and Guid­ance (1911–1914)
15:30 — 16:00 Tea Break
16:00 — 17:30 Round Table Dis­cus­sion

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