ANN: New Publication – Making Modernity in the Islamic Mediterranean

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the publication of our new volume, Making Modernity in the Islamic Mediterranean, with Indiana University Press.

Table of Contents:

Introduction: Making Modernity in the Islamic Mediterranean, by Margaret S. Graves and Alex Dika Seggerman

New Publication – Making Modernity in the Islamic Mediterranean

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the publication of our new volume, Making Modernity in the Islamic Mediterranean, with Indiana University Press.

Table of Contents:

Introduction: Making Modernity in the Islamic Mediterranean, by Margaret S. Graves and Alex Dika Seggerman

CFP: Animal Modernities

Call for participation in a one-day conference at Dartmouth College on October 13, 2022 and a follow-up workshop to prepare the papers for publication in an edited volume at Colby College, April 14-15, 2023. Contributions should interrogate and theorize the historical coexistence of animal life alongside humans in the processes and practices of visual production circa 1750-1900 and challenge the traditional subservience of non-human animals in accounts of the emergence of modern visuality.

Reposted from H-Islamart: Hybrid Event – Photography and Making Modernity in the Islamic Mediterranean: Istanbul, Cairo and Ma'an – April 22

Please join us for the Developing Room’s upcoming hybrid roundtable at Rutgers, New Brunswick:

Photography and Making Modernity in the Islamic Mediterranean: Istanbul, Cairo and Ma'an

April 22, 2022 , 1:30-5:00pm EDT

15 Seminary Place (Academic Building Rm. 4225), New Brunswick, NJ, 08901, United States

and on Zoom

Decolonising European Modernity: Text, Paratext, Urtext

Should the project of modernity be salvaged from the legacy of its European provenance? Decolonising European modernity is predicated on the historical text of that modernity itself— of the allegorical dubious hold of “Europe” as a beleaguered metaphor. Locating that text in the colonial paratext of the globality of its reach reveals the urtext of a renewed reasoning that overrides the instrumental reason of colonial modernity. What could the liberating contours of that reasoning be?

NEW BOOK & BOOKTALK> "Monks, Money, and Morality" ed. by Brumann, Abrahms-Kavunenko, and Świtek > video now online

Dear colleagues,

Dr Jovan Maud, editor of the Journal of Global Buddhism, chatted with us about our recent co-edited volume Monks, Money, and Morality: The Balancing Act of Contemporary Buddhism (Bloomsbury Academic, 2021). The half-hour video is now available online here: https://www.eth.mpg.de/cms/en/media/bookchat-monks-money-morality

Best regards,

Saskia Abrahms-Kavunenko, Christoph Brumann and Beata Świtek

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