Saturday, November 14, 2015:
12:30 pm: Opening Remarks and Welcome
1:00 pm: George Williamson, Florida State University, “Theological Dimensions of German Orientalism”
2:00 – 5:00 pm
- Travis Zadeh, Haverford College, “Moral Decay and the Superstitious Mind: Reflections on Islamic Modernism beyond Arabia”
- Jeffrey Diamond, St. John’s University, “'Judaism plus Proselytism, and Christianity minus the Teaching of St. Paul': G.W. Leitner's Intellectual Encounters with Islam and Muslims in Nineteenth Century Lahore and British India”
- Roy Bar Sadeh, Columbia University, “Between Colonialism, Orientalism, and the Multifaceted Genealogies of Islamic Reformism: al-Manar and Aligarh”
5:00 pm: Ayesha Jalal, Tufts University, "The Prophet's Life: South Asian Contestations of European Biographies”
Sunday, November 15, 2015
9:00 am – 12:00 pm:
- Ruchama Johnston-Bloom, NYU, “Dieses wirklich westöstlichen Mannes”: The German-Jewish Orientalist Josef Horovitz in Germany, India, and Palestine”
- Abraham Rubin, Lawrence University, “Muhammad Asad’s Conversion to Islam as Case-Study in Central-European Jewish Self-Fashioning.”
- Mostafa Hussein, Brandeis University, "Leo Mayer's Encounter with Islamic Art and Archaeology in the Holy Land"
1:00 – 4:00 pm:
- Samer Rashwani, University of Tübingen, “The Reception of Goldziher’s Contribution to Qur’anic Studies in the Arabic World”
- Katalin Rac, University of Florida, "Arabic Literature for the Colonized and the Colonizer: The History of Ignaz Goldziher's textbook 'A History of Arabic Literature' for Bosnian Muslim elementary school children"
- Umar Ryad, University of Utrecht, "Early European Orientalists in the Royal Academy of Language in Cairo: A Controversy of Religion, Western Hegemony and Politics (1933)"
4:30 pm: Concluding Remarks