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The Reception of European Orientalism in the East

Scholarly Encounters in India, Iran, and the Mashriq during the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. A Conference at Dartmouth College. 11/14: 12:30-5:30 pm, 11/15: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday, November 15, 2015
9:00am – 5:00pm
Class of 1930 Room, Rockefeller Center
Intended Audience(s): Faculty
Categories: Conferences
Registration required.

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

For more information, contact:
Therese Perin-Deville

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.