the Midwest association for middle East and Islamic studies

 

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The Midwest Association for Middle East and Islamic Studies (MAMEIS) is pleased to announce the 2014 MAMEIS Annual Conference, to be held Saturday April 12, 2014 at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL. The conference will highlight outstanding current research by Middle East and Islamic Studies scholars throughout the Midwest, with a special emphasis on the theme "Constructing Orthodoxies and Heresies in the Islamic World." Individual presentations will be allotted 50 minutes including question and answer periods.

MAMEIS - the Midwest Association for Middle East and Islamic Studies - is a nonprofit organization chartered through Indiana State University which promotes and fosters community among the many scholars of Middle East and Islamic Studies based at institutions throughout the Midwest. As a regional organization of scholars and professionals, MAMEIS is concerned with promoting the study of the Middle East and Islamic world, broadly conceived, and does not subscribe to any particular religious or political viewpoints or agenda. Our aim is to develop an open forum for discussion of scholarly issues, share news and information about regional events, and support collegial ties among our members.

Midwest Association for Middle East and Islamic Studies

2014 Annual Conference

"Constructing Orthodoxies and Heresies in the Islamic World"

 

Sponsored by the Department of Humanities

IIT Lewis College of Human Sciences

 

Venue

The 2014 MAMEIS Annual Conference will be held in the Alumni Lounge - Hermann Hall
at the Illinois Institute of Technology , Chicago, Ill.

Hermann Hall
3241 S.Federal Street
Suite 102
Chicago, IL 60616

Conference Schedule:

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Session One: Orthodoxy and Heresy in Medieval Islam

8am-9am: Nora Jacobsen Ben Hammed, Ph.D. Student, University of Chicago
 "Linguistics, Knowledge, and the Divine: Fakhr al-Din al-Razi’s Commentary on Verse 31 of Surat al-Baqarah"

 

9am-10am: Catherine Bronson, Visiting Assistant Professor, Beloit College & Illinois Institute of Technology
"Eve in the Formative Period of Islam: Intertextual Boundaries and Hermeneutic Demarcations"

 

Special Session: Digital Manuscript Studies
10am-11am: Evyn Kropf, Librarian for Near Eastern and Religious Studies; Curator, Islamic Manuscripts Collection, University of Michigan
"Islamic Manuscript Studies in the Digital Environment: Prospects and Challenges"

 

Session Two: Constructing Orthodoxy in Twelver Shi’ism
12pm-1pm: Maryam Moazzen, Assistant Professor, University of Louisville
"Constructing Selves and Marking Others: Identity and Savafid Heresiologists"

 

1pm-2pm: Zackery Heern, Assistant Professor, Murray State University
"Re-constructing Shi’ism and State in Modern Iran"

 

2:30pm-4pm: Panel Discussion: Islam in College Curricula
Chair and Discussant: James M. Gustafson, Indiana State University
James N. Tallon, Lewis University, "Crafting Islamic Civilization Curricula"
Nahyan Fancy, DePauw University, "Integrating the Islamic World in History of Science Curricula"
Edgar Hopida, Islamic Society of North America, "Experiential Learning and Outreach at the Islamic Society of North America"

Session Three: Imperial Legacies in Modern Islam
4pm-5pm: Elizabeth Lhost, Ph.D. Student, University of Chicago
"’With Zeal and Integrity’: Controversy, Professionalism, and the Making of a 19th-Century Qazi"

 

5pm-6pm: Inci Aksu Kargin, Ph.D. Student, Indiana University - Bloomington
"The Islamic Legacy of the Ottoman Empire in the Balkans"

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