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Kaleidoscope: For Guests

Posted on October 28th, 2014 by Guest

If you’re scheduled to join us for an upcoming show – or merely considering it! – read the below for answers to frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t answered, let us know by emailing kaleidoscope@lists.stanford.edu. Where will the interview take place? If you’re in the Bay area, we’ll try to interview you in person in a […]

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SGS Film Festival: East is East

Posted on June 10th, 2014 by Abbasi Staff

Wednesday, August 13, 7:00 pm, Braun Corner, Room 105, Building 320 (450 Serra Mall) East is East (U.K., Directed by Damien O’Donnell, 1999) and Q&A with Sangeeta Mediratta A fish-and-chips shop owner’s rules and norms about life are contested by his children. [Co-sponsored with the Stanford Global Studies Division and the Center for South Asia] Bookmark on Delicious […]

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Beyond the Islamic Public Sphere in Africa

Posted on March 18th, 2014 by Abbasi Staff

2014 Abbasi Program Annual Conference Beyond the Islamic Public Sphere in Africa During the last two decades, the concept of an “Islamic public sphere” has proven attractive to analysts working in a variety of traditions. It has provided the conceptual framework for projects as diverse as an updated version of modernization theory (in which colonial/postcolonial […]

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Codicology Workshop, September 2014

Posted on March 12th, 2014 by Abbasi Staff

The Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Stanford University Libraries, the Islamic Manuscript Association, and the Department of Comparative Literature will be offering a training workshop in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish medieval manuscripts on September 15-18, 2014 at Stanford University. The workshop will be one of The Islamic Manuscript Association (TIMA)’s intensive codicology […]

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Leonardo Villalón, Democracy, Political Crisis, and the Reframing of Religious Authority in the Sahel

Posted on February 26th, 2014 by Abbasi Staff

Leonardo A. Villalón (University of Florida), “Democracy, Political Crisis, and the Reframing of Religious Authority in the Sahel” Although driven initially by squarely political motives, the era of democratization in Africa that began in the early 1990s had a significant impact on religious organization and on religious authority in the region.  Most immediately, it permitted […]

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Dorothea E. Schulz, Public argument and the ‘common good’ in contemporary Mali

Posted on February 26th, 2014 by Abbasi Staff

Dorothea E. Schulz  (University of Cologne), “Public argument and the ‘common good’ in contemporary Mali” The crisis of the Malian nation-state and the political upheaval in its northern regions since early 2012 have brought to the fore the ambivalent role played by Muslim organizations and actors who call for a reordering of public and domestic […]

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Muslim Women Leaders and Legal Reform Movements in Postcolonial Kenya

Posted on February 10th, 2014 by Abbasi Staff

Ousseina Alidou (Rutgers University-New Brunswick), “Muslim Women Leaders and Legal Reform Movements in Postcolonial Kenya” Muslim women leaders in post-Cold War Kenya have been using the space opened up by the 1990s democratization momentum to bring about important transformations in critical private and public domains in society while also reclaiming their citizenship rights within their communities […]

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Reflections on discursive space in Swahili Muslim publics

Posted on February 10th, 2014 by Abbasi Staff

Kai Kresse (Columbia University), “Reflections on discursive space in Swahili Muslim publics” I shall be looking at the dynamic constitution and potential transformation of Swahili Muslim publics, through the specific and inter-related roles that language, sociality and discursive space play for the shaping or forming of community. Drawing from ethnographic observations, primary readings, and examples […]

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Alioune Sow, “Memoirs, religion and morality in Mali’s national memory”

Posted on January 15th, 2014 by Abbasi Staff

Alioune Sow (University of Florida), “Memoirs, religion and morality in Mali’s national memory” This paper explores a practice of writing in Mali associated with the idea of national reconciliation, by examining how some authors draw upon an Islamic ethic to testify about the past. The paper’s point of departure is the emergence, several years after the […]

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Christopher Wise, “Al Hajj Sekou Tall and Yambo Ouologuem: Violence and the Islamic Public Sphere in West Africa”

Posted on January 15th, 2014 by Abbasi Staff

Christopher Wise “Al Hajj Sekou Tall and Yambo Ouologuem: Violence and the Islamic Public Sphere in West Africa” Taking his lead from Rousseau’s Social Contract, Kant insisted in “Perpetual Peace” that a law that is not backed up with force is no law at all. Kant’s underscoring of the interdependence of the law and its […]

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