Sixth Conference of the School of Mamlūk Studies Waseda University, Tokyo, 15-17/06/2019.

Sixth Conference of the School of Mamlūk Studies
Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
June 15-17, 2019
 
Venue: International Conference Center of Waseda University
 
Saturday, June 15
Themed Day: The Sacred in Mamluk Society
8:30       Registration
9:00       Welcoming Remarks by Tetsuya Ohtoshi (Waseda University)
9:10       Part 1
-Mehdi Berriah (University of Paris 1 – La Sorbonne/SOAS /UMR 8167) “Visiting the Prophet’s grave: bidʿa or not ? A Case of Divergence and Theological Debate in the Mamluk Period.”
-Daphna Ephrat (The Open University of Israel) “The Shaykh, the Saintly Tomb, and the Sacralization of Space: A View from Mamluk Palestine”
-Hani Hamza (Independent Scholar, Egypt) “The Curious Case of the unrecognized turba of amīr Jirbāsh Qāshiq: New dating and attribution”
 
10:40     Coffee Break       
 
11:00     Part 2
-Aida Gasimova (Baku State University) “Mamluk sultans, Hurufis and Hurufi Poet Nesimi: Portraits from Medieval Arab Sources”
-Elise Franssen (Università Ca’ Foscari Venice) “Al-Ṣafadī’s al-Faḍl al-Munīf fī al-Mawlid al-Sharīf…  according to his Taḏkira”
-Kaori Otsuya (Kyoto University/University of Liège) “Reflections of the sacred in the historiography of Medina, city of the Prophet: Ibn Farḥūn and his Naṣīḥat al-Mushāwir”
 
12:30     Lunch   
 
14:00     Part 3
-Dotan Arad (Bar Ilan University) “Moses, Samuel, Elijah and Ezra: The Cult of Biblical Saints among the Jews in the Mamluk Period”
-Asuka Tsuji (Kawamura Gakuen Women’s University) “Contesting Sacred Places in Mamluk Egypt: The Case of Lower Egypt”
-Yehoshua Frenkel (University of Haifa) “The Sacred in Mamluk Society: A Socio-Historical Investigation”
 
15:30     Coffee Break       
 
15:50     Part 4
              -Eman Shokry Hesham (BTU Cottbus-Sengtenberg) “The Veneration and Beauty of Marble Floors in Mamluk Mosques in Cairo”
              -Daniella Talmon-Heller (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) “Muṣḥaf ʿUthmān and other Qurʾāns in Mamlūk Syria and Egypt”
             -Richard McGregor (Vanderbilt University) “Relics and Religious Topography of Mamluk Cairo”
17:20     End       
18:00     Reception           

 

 
Sunday, June 16
Panels
9:00       Mamluk Scholarship and the Transmission of Knowledge
Organizer and Chair: Elias G. Saba (Grinnell College)
-Sean W. Anthony (The Ohio State University) “Before all things God Most High created the light of your prophet from His light”: A Case Study in How to Forge Ḥadīth in the Post-Classical Period”
-Youshaa Patel (Lafayette College) “‘Blessed are the strangers’: Interpreting an Apocalyptic Hadith”
-Garrett Davidson (College of Charleston) “Reassessing the Role of Mamluk Women in Hadith Transmission”
-Elias G. Saba (Grinnell College) “Islamic Law as Intellectual Refinement in the Writing of Badr al-Dīn al-Zarkashī”
 
10:45     Coffee Break
 
 11:00     Irrigation, Landscapes, and Environment: Towards a History of Mamluk Agriculture
               Organizer: Anthony Quickel (University of Marburg)
               Chair: Wakako Kumakura (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
-Yossef Rapoport (Queen Mary, University of London) “Water management, iqṭāʿ and tribes in the Fayyum, from Fatimids to the Mamluks”
-Stuart Borsch (Assumption College) “Water Management and the late Fatimid Restructuring of Egypt”
-Muhammad Shaaban (Queen Mary, University of London) “Counting Dirhams, Olives and Wheat: The Relationship Between Urban Institutions and Endowed Agrarian Property in the Haram al-Sharif Documents”
-Anthony Quickel (University of Marburg) “A Topography of Taste: Mapping Mamluk Cairo’s Food Markets”
 
12:45     Lunch
                           
14:00     Mobility of Ideas, Individuals and Goods
               Organizer: Abdelkader Al Ghouz (University of Bonn)
Chair: Stephan Conermann (University of Bonn)
-Abdelkader Al Ghouz (University of Bonn) “Signs of Greek Science in Ibn al-Akfānī’s (d. 749/1348) Treatise Irshād al-qāṣid ilā asmā al-maqāṣid”
-Bethany Joelle Walker (University of Bonn) “Locally Produced but Regionally Consumed: The Circulation of Household Goods in the Syrian Countryside”
-Anna Kollatz (University of Bonn) “Mobility in Immobility: Tracing travelling Narratives in Ibn Iyās’ Writings”
 
15:20     Coffee Break
                           
15:35     Mamluks and Asia: Views from the East
Organizer and Chair: Nobutaka Nakamachi (Konan University)
-Yoichi Isahaya (Hokkaido University) “Maragha across the Euphrates: The Observatory in Mamluk Sources”
-Yihao Qiu (Fudan University) “An Episode of the conflict between Qaidu and Yuan in Mamluk Chronicle”
-Yasuhiro Yokkaichi (Rikkyo University) “From Fārs to Misr: Re-examining the Indian Ocean trade network between the Il-khanate and Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt”
-Yoichi Yajima (Nara Women’s University) “Diplomatic correspondence between the Mamluks and the Mongols”
 
17:20     End
 
Monday, June 17
Panels
 
9:00     Approaching Mamlūk Historiography: Narratologically, Literarily, Computationally
            Organizer: Maxim Romanov (University of Vienna)
Chair: Kenneth Goudie (Ghent University)
-Maxim Romanov (University of Vienna) “Computational Historiography: al-Ḏahabī’s Taʾrīḫ al-islām and His Sources”
-Rihab Ben Othmen (Ghent University) “Moving texts: a few remarks on textual brokerage, intertextuality and authorial identity in the fifteenth century Mamluk Historiography”
-Kenneth Goudie (Ghent University) “A Tale of Two Dawādārs: al-Biqāʿī’s Narrative Construction of Īnāl’s Court”
-Zacharie Mochtari de Pierrepont (Ghent University) “The Inbāʾ al-ġumr bi-abnāʾ al-ʿumr and inter-maḏhab competition: a network analysis case study”
 
10:45     Coffee Break
             
11:00    Intellectual Activities across the Regions in the Mamluk period
Organizer and Chair: Kentaro Sato (Hokkaido University)
  -Maribel Fierro (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas [CSIC]) “Maliki jurists from the Maghrib in the Mamluk sultanate”
-Mayte Penelas (CSIC) “Ibn Ḫaldūn’s Kitāb al-ʿIbar as a Source for Mamluk Scholars on Iberian History”
-Abdenour Padillo Soaud (CSIC) “The scholars of the maghrib in the Mamluk madrasas”
-Teruaki Moriyama (Doshisha University) “From Khurasani “Ashab al-Hadith” to Mamlukid Shafi‘i School: Succession to the Classical Hadith Studies”
 
12:45     Lunch
 
14:00     The Material Culture of Mamluk Cairo
Organizer: Naoko Fukami (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science [JSPS])
Chair: Takenori Yoshimura (Daito Bunka University)
-Nicholas Jon Warner (American University in Cairo) “The urban fabric of Mamluk Cairo as represented in Matteo Pagano’s view of 1549”
-Naoko Fukami (JSPS) “Typologies of Mamluk religious architecture and their relation to Ilkhanid, Timurid, and Ottoman forms”
-Gentaro Yamada (Tokai University) “Computational-geometrical Study of Mumluk Muqarnas: Comparative analysis of its morphology using 3D-parametric models”
 
15:20     Coffee Break
             
15:35     The Versatile Approach to the Diplomatic Dialogue
Organizer: Alessandro Rizzo (Milá y Fontanals Institute, CSIC)
Chair: Stephan Conermann (University of Bonn)
-Georg Christ (University of Manchester) “”Alexander of our time”: Was Venice part of the Mamluk Islamic Empire?”
-Frédéric Bauden (University of Liège) “Brokering power in Mecca: Rasulid-Mamluk diplomatic exchanges about the Meccan Sharifate”
-Malika Dekkiche (University of Antwerp) “Like father like son? Timurid parallel diplomacy with the Mamluk Sultanate”
-Alessandro Rizzo (Milá y Fontanals Institute, CSIC) “Beyond the dār al Islām/dār al-ḥarb paradigm: the multiform dialogue between Mamluks and Christian powers through a diplomatic approach”
 
17:20     Concluding remarks by Tetsuya Ohtoshi and Frédéric Bauden
18:00     End                                   
19:30     Farewell dinner                 
 

Hassan Bouali

Doctorant en histoire médiévale à l'université Paris Nanterre ( Paris X). Travaille sur le califat d'Ibn al-Zubayr (64/683-72/692).

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