東文研セミナー“UNC-Chapel Hill at Tobunken: Mini-Lectures by Carl W. Ernst and Cemil Aydin”のお知らせ

 この度、ノースカロライナ大学チャペルヒル校の3名の研究者が東洋文化研究所を訪れるにあたり、二つのパイロット的な公開イベントを開催することといたしました。5月24日(水)には、以下の要領で、来日メンバーの最新の研究内容を呈示する「ミニ講演会」を開催します。地政学的概念としての「Muslim World」を問うアイドゥン講演、9-10世紀のイスラーム神秘主義者ハッラージュの思想に「共同体」という概念を切り口として迫るエルンスト講演、ともに興味深いものとなっています。ご関心をお持ちの皆さま、研究のエッセンスをギュッと絞り込んだ大変美味しいこの会に、ぜひお気軽にお越し下さい。会は完全公開で、事前登録などは一切必要ありません。20分の講演に質疑というユニットを2度繰り返す形式を予定しています。
 なお、5月25日には、東文研長澤研究室に拠点を置く科研プロジェクト「イスラーム・ジェンダー学の構築のための基礎的総合的研究(IG科研)」の主催で、もう一人の来日メンバー、Juliane Hammer氏を迎えて研究セミナーが開催される予定です。これについては、IG科研から別途案内が出される予定です。



Date:May 24 (Wed) 13:45-14:45

Venue:Room 304, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo(東京大学東洋文化研究所第一会議室)

Lecture 1:
Cemil Aydin, Imagining the Muslim World: Geopolitics, Race and Religion

Lecture 2:
Carl W. Ernst, Mysticism and Community in the Arabic Poems of al-Hallaj

Cemil Aydin (Associate Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) teaches courses on global history and Asian history. His publications include the Politics of Anti-Westernism in Asia (Columbia University Press, 2007), and The Idea of the Muslim World: A Global Intellectual History (Harvard University Press, 2017 Spring).

Lecture Abstract:
Since when has the geopolitical idea of the Muslim World become important for international politics? How can we understand the continuities and changes in the political utilization of the assumption that all the Muslims constitute a political unity? This short presentation will discuss how the idea of the Muslim world was inflected from the start by theories of white supremacy, Muslim intellectuals played an important role in envisioning and essentializing an idealized pan-Islamic society that refuted claims of Muslims’ racial and civilizational inferiority. It will then briefly summarize how this idea had been used in global geopolitics from WWI and WWII to Cold war and its aftermath.


Carl W. Ernst (William R. Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies; Co-Director, Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is a specialist in Islamic studies, Sufism, and Indo-Muslim culture. His recent publications include Refractions of Islam in India (2016), Islamophobia in America (2013), How to Read the Qur'an (2011), and Rethinking Islamic Studies (co-edited with Richard Martin, 2010).

Lecture Abstract:My recently completed translation of 117 Arabic poems attributed to the Sufi martyr al-Hallaj (d. 922) will be the first comprehensive English translation of his poetry. The introduction offers a new interpretation of the role of Arabic poetry in early Sufism, as well as the singular role of French Orientalist Louis Massignon in reconstructing the life and works of Hallaj. My remarks on this occasion will focus on the theme of community that is powerfully displayed in the poems of Hallaj, and the need to revise the individualistic concept of “mysticism” that is generally applied to the Sufi tradition.

登録者 :森本、中村
掲載期間:20170426 - 20170524
当日期間:20170524 - 20170524