Caliphs, Sultans, Presidents: Rulers between Religion and Realpolitik throughout Islamic History

An der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster findet vom 21.-22. Juli ein Workshop zum Thema ‚Caliphs, Sultans, Presidents: Rulers between Religion and Realpolitik throughout Islamic History‚ statt. Die Registrierung ist noch bis zum 14.07.2016 offen.

© Exzellenzcluster "Religion und Politik"

© Exzellenzcluster „Religion und Politik“

Das Programm:

Thursday, 21.07.2016

13:00-13:10 Welcome

13:10-13:30 Introduction (Almut Höfert, Münster/Zürich)

Panel: The Early Caliphates

13:30-14:15 Courtly Ceremonial and the Crisis of Early Islamic Kingship (Ian D. Morris, Madrid/Amsterdam)

14:15-15:00 Publishing Justifications of State Policy. the Fatimid Kitāb al-majālis wa-l-musāyarāt as Official Response to Internal Controversy and External Propaganda (Hasan al-Khoee, London)

15:00-15:30 Break

Panel: Muslim rule in Syria

15:30-16:15 Founders and Beneficiaries of the First madrasas in Damascus. Clues to the Religious Policies of the Seljūqs and Būrids (late 11th-mid-12th centuries) (Paula Manstetten, London)

16:15-17:00 al-Malik al-ˁĀdil? Justice between šarīˁa and maṣlaḥa as Defining Concept of Nūr ad-Dīn’s Rule (Nadeem Khan, Münster)

17:00-18:15 Break

Public Keynote

18:15-19:45 Commanded to Speak by God and His Prophet. Religious Authority in Medieval Islam (Jonathan Berkey, Davidson)

Friday, 22.07.2016

Panel: The Mamlūk Period

09:00-09:45 When Political Pragmatism Meets Religious Normativity. Ibn Taymīya’s Approach towards the Question of Caliphate ir Kingship as a Case Study (Abdelkader Al-Ghouz, Bonn)

09:45-10.30 The Universal Logics of Politics. Conceptualizing Effective Rule in the Mamlūk Period (Stephan Tölke, Münster)

10:30-10:45 Break

Panel: Safavids and Ottomans

10:45-11:30 Shah Ismāʿīl’s Conquest of Khurāsān in 916/1510 and its Religio-Political Impact (Philip Bockholt, Berlin)

11:30-12:15 Imperial Forges of Piety, Religion, Society and Politics Revisited, from Süleyman’s Magnificence to the End of the Ayān Age (Nikola Pantic, Budapest)

12:15-13:30 Lunch break

Panel: Modern Statehood and Islam

13:30-14:15 Lovers of Constitutionalism. Sufi Approval of the Young Turk Revolution in 1908 (Cüneyd Yildirim, Münster)

14:15-15:00 The Modern State in Islamic Thought. Islamism, Post-Islamism and the Challenge of Modernity (Nicholas Gjorvad, Berlin)

15:00-15:30 Break

15:30-16:00 Closing Discussion (Jonathan Berkey, Davidson)