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
IIT Lewis College of Human Sciences
The 2014 MAMEIS Annual Conference will be held in the
Alumni Lounge - Hermann Hall
at the Illinois Institute of Technology , Chicago, Ill.
3241 S.Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Session One: Orthodoxy and Heresy in
Nora Jacobsen Ben Hammed,
Ph.D. Student, University of
Knowledge, and the Divine: Fakhr al-Din al-Razi’s
Commentary on Verse 31 of Surat al-Baqarah"
Visiting Assistant Professor,
Beloit College & Illinois Institute of Technology
"Eve in the Formative
Period of Islam: Intertextual Boundaries and Hermeneutic
Special Session: Digital Manuscript
Librarian for Near Eastern and Religious Studies;
Curator, Islamic Manuscripts Collection, University of
"Islamic Manuscript Studies in the
Digital Environment: Prospects and Challenges"
Two: Constructing Orthodoxy in Twelver Shi’ism
Assistant Professor, University of Louisville
"Constructing Selves and
Marking Others: Identity and Savafid Heresiologists"
Assistant Professor, Murray State University
and State in Modern Iran"
Discussion: Islam in College Curricula
James M. Gustafson,
Indiana State University
James N. Tallon,
Lewis University, "Crafting Islamic
DePauw University, "Integrating the Islamic World in
History of Science Curricula"
Islamic Society of North America,
"Experiential Learning and Outreach at the Islamic
Society of North America"
Session Three: Imperial Legacies in
Ph.D. Student, University of
"’With Zeal and
Integrity’: Controversy, Professionalism, and the Making
of a 19th-Century Qazi"
Inci Aksu Kargin,
Ph.D. Student, Indiana University - Bloomington
"The Islamic Legacy of the Ottoman Empire
in the Balkans"
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