Typologies of Western Islam in European Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Lexicons in the 18th and 19th Centuries

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
October 15, 2022
Location: 
France
Subject Fields: 
Islamic History / Studies, European History / Studies

Call for Participation

The international conference on the "Typologies of Western Islam in European Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Lexicons in the 18th and 19th Centuries" will revisit the encylopedias, dictionaries and lexicons produced in Europe throughout the ages of enlightenment in order to question the foundational and synergistic links between language and thought that create cultural identities. Since the 1970s, it has become clear that this corpus is not only reference works intended to synthesize, classify and build up knowledge by dealing with the information and realities of the world (DUBOIS: 1971). But their educational intent is also manifested in their propensity to orient a gaze and to define a common vision of identities (COLOMBANI: 1997). Thus, this conference will explore the conceptual and methodological modalities adopted in these scholarly books to describe Islam according to types determined by the choice of certain criteria and symbols.

This reflevtion on the typologies of Western Islam will feature different points of view:

-the authors

-the articles

-the reception

-the science

-the literature

-the contemporary interpretation

Contact Info: 

To apply to the conference, please submit a 500-word abstract and 1-page CV to:

nejmeddine.khalfallah@univ-lorraine.fr

benedicte.letellier@univ-reunion.fr