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MEM Annual Meeting at MESA 2012

November 17, 2012 -- Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

 

3:004:00  MEM Board Meeting (Tower Court A)

4:005:00    MEM Business Meeting (Tower Court C)

All MEMembers are invited. Meeting will feature a short talk by Prof. Wadad Kadi (recipient of MEM's Lifetime Achievement Award)

 

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PANELS Sponsored by MEM at MESA 2012

Saturday, 17 November 2012, 5:30--7:30 pm

(P3053) Qiyan Courtesans and Concubines: Their Impact on Early Islamic Society

Organized by Kathryn Hain (University of Utah)

Chair: Matthew S. Gordon (Miami University of Ohio)

Lisa Nielson (Case Western Reserve University)

Music and the Figure of the Qiyan in the Response to a Question Concerning Music by al-Ajurri (d. 970) and the Censure of Instruments of Diversion by Ibn Abi'l Dunya (d. 894)

Pernilla Myrne (University of Gothenburg, Sweden):
Qiyan: Cultural Achievements and Self-Representation

Majied Robinson (Edinurgh University):
The Concubine in Statistical Context: A Prosopographical Analysis of the Arab Genealogical Tradition

Nerina Rustomji (St. John's University):
Are Houris Heavenly Concubines?

 

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Sunday, 18 November 2012, 11:00 am--1:00 pm

(P3022) The Muslim World in the Age of the Crusades: History, Religion and Culture in the Service of Counter Crusading and Sunni Revivalism, Part 1

Organized by Suleiman A. Mourad & James E. Lindsay

Chair: Warren C. Schultz (DePaul University)

R. Stephen Humphreys (University of California, Santa Barbara):
Ideological Mobilization in the Age of the Crusades: The Evidence of the Manuscripts

Nancy Khalek (Brown University):
Leveraging the Sahaba: Discourses of Orthodoxy and Sunni Revival

Ahmad Nazir Atassi (Louisiana Tech University):
The Role of Ibn Sa`d's Tabaqat in Ibn `Asakir's Tarikh Dimashq

Suleiman A. Mourad (Smith College):
Did the Crusades Change Jerusalem's Religious Symbolism in Islam?

 

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Sunday, 18 November 2012, 2:00--4:00 pm

(P3035) The Muslim World in the Age of the Crusades: History, Religion and Culture in the Service of Counter Crusading and Sunni Revivalism, Part 2

Organized by Suleiman A. Mourad & James E. Lindsay

Chair: Zayde Antrim (Trinity College)

Paul E. Chevedden (UCLA):
Apocalypticism in the Service of Politics: `Ali ibn Tahir al-Sulami's Response to the Crusades

James E. Lindsay (Colorado State University):
Jihad Propaganda in Damascus: Scholars, Rulers, and the Masses

Konrad Hirschler (SOAS):
The Earliest Documented Arabic Book Collection: The Profile of an Endowed Library in 13th-Century Damascus

Discussant: Paul M. Cobb (University of Pensylvania)

 

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Monday, 19 November 2012, 2:30--4:30 pm

(P3129) Historical Writing in Early Islam

Organized by Antoine Borrut

Chair: Fred M. Donner (University of Chicago)

Steve C. Judd (Southern Connecticut State University):
Was al-Zuhri an Ummayad Court Historian?


Sean Anthony (University of Oregon):
Maghazi and Imperial Ideology in Late Antique Syria: al-Zuhri as a Case Study

Rana Mikati (University of Chicago):
Slave to Scholar: The Career of al-Walid ibn Muslim

Antoine Borrut (University of Maryland):
Court Astrologers and Historical Writing in Early Islam

Discussant: Chase Robinson (CUNY Graduate Center)

 

 

 

 

 

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