Ḥajar invites you to the first Online Workshop on the topic: "Muslim and non-Muslim identities through material culture in the medieval Islamic world", 29 October 2021.
Ḥajar is a collective of archaeologists working in different parts of Islamic history and geography and on different topics (https://hajar.hypotheses.org/about).
The program of the first workshop:
Muslim and non-Muslim identities through
material culture in the medieval Islamic world
Friday, 29th of October 2021
15:45 – 19:00 UTC+2 (Paris/Brussels time)
Chairs: Sterenn Le Maguer-Gillon (Institut Catholique de Paris) and José C. Carvajal López (University of Leicester)
First Part (speakers: 25 min each)
Marcos García-García (University of York): Eat not its flesh: food and Islamic identity during the emergence of al-Andalus (8th-11th c.)
Atiyeh Taghiei (University of California): Porous boundaries and unexpected practice: aninterdisciplinary lens on identity in early Islamic Iran
Robert Carter (Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities): Material culture, identity and faith at the Christian sites of the Arabian Gulf region (ca. 6th-9th centuries AD)
Question session (15 minutes)
Break (15 minutes)
Second Part (discussants: 25 min each)
Uriel Simonsohn, University of Haifa
Delphine Ortis, ceias-EHESS/INALCO
Open debate (30 minutes)
Public invited to participate
Free registration at firstname.lastname@example.org
A link will be sent in due course
Deadline: 26th of October 2021
In each event there will be a particular topic brought up for discussion. Three speakers will present a brief lecture each (no more than 25 mins long) and after a break, two discussants of different disciplines will have the same time to develop their thoughts on the topic and the presentations added. Finally, the event will close with a 30-min debate in which the public will be allowed to address questions and comments to the speakers and to the discussants.