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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