Frontiers and Peripheries in the Islamic World


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Hulman Memorial Student Union—9th Floor Suite

Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Ind.

Conference Schedule:

8:30am: Coffee and Light Snacks

8:45am: Opening Remarks: James M. Gustafson, President, MAMEIS

Session One: Theorizing Frontiers in the Medieval Islamic World

9am-10am: Michael Bonner, University of Michigan

? "Frontier and Ideology in the Ninth-Century Mediterranean"

10am-11am: Kaveh Hemmat, University of Chicago

? "Sufi as Ethnographer in the Khatay’namah"

11am-12pm: Talia R. Gangoo, University of Michigan

? "Islamization on the Periphery: Conversion to Islam in Pre-Modern Kashmir"

Break for Lunch

Session Two: Managing Diversity on the Periphery of States/Empires

1pm-2pm: James N. Tallon , Lewis University

? "Establishing the Frontier and Incorporating the Periphery: Revisiting
Centralization at the Edge of Empire and the CUP Policy in the Late Ottoman

2pm-3pm: James M. Gustafson, Indiana State University

? "Qajar Imperial Discourse in the Great Game: Diversity and Unity in the
Safarnamah-yi Bukhara"

3pm-4pm: Christopher Hemmig, The Ohio State University

? "Racial/Ethnic Politics and Development in the Islamic Republic of

Coffee Break / MAMEIS Officers Meeting

Session Three: Ethnographic Studies of Multiculturalism in the Contemporary

5pm-6pm: F. Robert Hunter, Indiana State University

? "Making it in Terre Haute: The Syrian Community, 1890s-1920"

6pm-7pm: Jens Kreinath, Wichita State University

? "Occupying Soundscapes: The Choir of Civilization and the Impact of Musical
Performances on Interreligious Dynamics in Hatay, Turkey"

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James M. Gustafson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of History
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
James M. Gustafson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of History
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809

Camille Rhoné

Agrégée d'histoire, titulaire d'une thèse de doctorat en histoire de l'Islam médiéval ("Défendre le territoire en Iran nord-oriental - Khorassan et Transoxiane -, IXe-XIe siècle"), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

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