REPORT

Tobunken Seminar "Changing Configurations of Alid Piety in Indonesian Islam"

Date :
Thursday, 1 March 2012, 16:00-18:00

Venue :
Large Meeting Room (Dai-kaigisitu), Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

Speaker :
Michael Feener (National University of Singapore)

Title :
"Changing Configurations of Alid Piety in Indonesian Islam"

The presentation will be based on some new work that will be published later this year in a forthcoming book that I have edited with Chiara Formichi entitled, Shi`ism and Beyond: `Alid Piety in Muslim Southeast Asia (London Institute of Ismaili Studies Series/ I.B. Tauris).

Moderator :
Haneda Masashi (Director & Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia)

This seminar is open for public.


東文研セミナー

【Report】

A Tobunken seminar “Changing Configuration of ‘Alid Piety in Indonesian Islam” by Michael Feener, Associate Professor at Asian Research Institute, National University of Singapore, was held on Thursday 1 March. He organized, in cooperation with Professor Haneda Masashi of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, a joint graduate conference, entitled “Secularization, Religion and the State” at NUS in January 2010.

It is thanks to this conference and mutual academic exchange thereafter that the seminar of Professor Feener was realized here. Professor Feener explained clearly, from a historical perspective, particular aspects of religious situation in contemporary Indonesia where the reverence for Ali and his descendents has been often misunderstood as Shiite belief.


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Changing Configurations of Alid Piety in Indonesian Islam

Changing Configurations of Alid Piety in Indonesian Islam

Changing Configurations of Alid Piety in Indonesian Islam

Changing Configurations of Alid Piety in Indonesian Islam