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Two-Day Workshop: Ethnography, Religion & Traveling Critique

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Two-Day Workshop: Ethnography, Religion & Traveling Critique


Two-Day Workshop: "Different Worlds? Ethnography, Religion and Traveling Critique Between Europe and the MENA"

This two-day workshop will bring together scholars based in Europe and in the MENA region who have done research in Muslim majority and/or Muslim minority contexts. The workshop is an invitation to reflect, on the basis of ethnographic fieldwork, on how critique travels across religious and geographic difference.
The workshop is organized in cooperation with the ERC-funded research project "Problematizing 'Muslim Marriages': Ambiguities and Contestations" at the University of Amsterdam.
The event is open to the public. Pre-registration is required. To register, please send an email to cmViYXZlbGFhciB8IGdtYWlsICEgY29t with your name and university affiliation (if any).

Schedule

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

Introduction (Mina Ibrahim & Rahma Esther Bavelaar)
9.30 - 10.00

Keynote lecture, Mulki Alsharmani
10.00 - 11.30
“Rights, Ethics, and Gender Justice: Reflecting on Anthropology of Islam Across National Borders”

Panel 1: The Politics of Traveling Concepts
11.45 - 13.45

Hanna Al-Taher, “Travelling Concepts, Critique, and the Languages of Research”

Rahma Bavelaar, “The Ethnography of ‘Unpleasant’ Religiosity: Honor, Patriarchy and Secular Power in Scholarship around Conversion in Egypt”

Sherin Mehrin “Antisemitism in Germany and Egypt - Intersectional Approaches of Resistance and Shifting Power Relations Across Regions”

Khadiga Mohamed, “The Fallacy of Good Sufis and Bad Muslims Between Europe and the MENA”

Panel 2: Traveling Art
15.00 - 16.00

Asmaa Gharib, “The Politics of Film Selection at European Cultural Centers in Cairo, 1970 -1990”

Radwa Khaled, “(Im-)Possibilities of a Feminist Decolonial Standpoint”

Talk & Film Screening with Vanessa Vroon
16.15 - 17-30
Vanessa Vroon, “Translating Ethnography? The Case of Conversion to Islam in the Netherlands” followed by a screening of her documentary “Marrying Before Allah – Personal Stories of Converts” (2017)



SATURDAY, MARCH 16

Panel 3: Traveling Ethnographies & Ethnographers
9.30 - 11.00

Annelies Moors, “Problematizing Muslim Marriages / Entering into Muslim Marriages: Engaging With Different Forms of Critique.”

ElMozfar Kotoz Abdelhafiz, “The ‘Native’ Anthropologist as a Journeyman: The (Im)practicality of Ethnographic Mobility”

Alaa M Attiah, “Walking on Sinai Pilgrimage Ruins: Metaphysical Ecologies in Times of Emergency”

Panel 4: Traveling Institutions & Spaces
11.15 - 13.00

Mennatullah Hendawy, “How Is the Sacred Represented in the East and West? Houses of Worship between Cairo and Stuttgart”

Yosra Hussein, “Al-Azhar from al-Riwaq to the Classroom: the Modernization of al-Azhar (1895-1910)”

Mohamed Medhat Mandour, “Conflict and Resistance over Islamic Tradition in Egyptian Courts”

Panel 5: Migrating Bodies, Migrating Theory
14.15 - 16.15

Souad Eddaouda, “Doing Fieldwork with Women Land Rights Activists in Morocco: Power Relationships within Feminism and Its discursive Framework of Rights”

Edith Szanto & Yalda Razmahang, “Marriages in/as Safe Havens for Refugees and IDPs: Muslim Marital Practices in Refugee Camps in Iraqi Kurdistan”

Ibtisam Sadegh, “‘We Moved to Ceuta as a Compromise’ Interfaith Matrimonial Lives Between Europe and Africa”

Shifra Kisch, “Staging ‘Mixed Couples’: Preaching Tolerance, Marking Difference”



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