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Tobunken Symposium "New Approaches to Islamic History, Theory and Practice: Graduate Workshop with Professor Michael A. Cook"

Tobunken Symposium
New Approaches to Islamic History, Theory and Practice: Graduate Workshop with Professor Michael A. Cook

The Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo is going to hold a workshop "New Approaches to Islamic History, Theory and Practice: Graduate Workshop with Professor Michael A. Cook" on the occasion of Professor Cook's first visit to Japan. In this workshop, young Japanese researchers will discuss topics related to Islamic history and the religion's past and contemporary manifestations from their own original points of view. Professor Cook will of course be the main commentator of the workshop. This event is open to public and no previous registration is required. Please join us in this exceptional learning opportunity.


Date: May 22, 2013 (Wed), 9:20-14:20

Venue: Room 304, 3rd floor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (Tobunken), University of Tokyo

Program:

09:20-10:00
 Osamu Otsuka (JSPS Research Fellow, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies), “What is the Khwaday-namag?: Reconsidering Nöldeke's Theory on the Shah-nama.”

10:00-10:40
 Ryo Mizukami (PhD Student, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo), “The Comprehensive Ijazah (al-Ijazah al-Jamiah): Scholars’ Contacts between Baghdad and Damascus in the 13-14th Centuries.”

Break

10:50-11:30
  Manabu Kameya (JSPS Research Fellow, Toyo Bunko),”Titles of the Caliph in Umayyad Period: Re-examination Based on Documentary Sources.”

Lunch Break

12:40-13:20
  Yohei Kondo (Project Research Associate, Sultan Qaboos Chair in Middle Eastern Studies, University of Tokyo), “The Theory and Practice of Conversion and Commitment to the Ibadi Community.”

13:20-14:00
  Emi Goto (Assistant Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo), “Thoughts, Moments, and ‘Repentant Artists’: Expansion of Religious Experiences and the Role of Knowledge in Contemporary Egypt.”

14:00-14:20
 Comments by Michael A. Cook (Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University)


Organizer: Kazuo Morimoto (Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo)

Contact Person: Shingo Yamashita (osman-gazi@nifty.com)

* A lecture by Prof. Cook, [Tobunken Seminar] The Long-term Geopolitics of the Pre-modern Middle East, is scheduled on the same day at 17:30. Prof. Cook will also give a lecture at Kyushu University on “Did the Middle East Miss Out on Early Modern Antiquarianism?” on May 27 (tentative date). Finally, he will attend an international workshop at Kyoto University on June 2 as the main commentator. Announcements of these other events are being sent out one by one by their respective organizers. Professor Cook’s visit to Japan was made possible by the generous support by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Invitation Fellowship Program for Research in Japan [Short Term]).