Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives

Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives

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An International Workshop

The Middle East Un-Rebound: Crisis, Response and Recovery over the Longue Durée (1100-2100)

April 28th, and 29th, 2017

Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives and the History Department invite you to an International Workshop on April 28th - 29th 2017 in Watson Hall Rm 517.  see poster



Friday April 28, 2017

8:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 Keynote Speaker

Hamit Bozarslan  (École des hautes études en sciences sociales. Paris)

"Consolidation and Collapse: A Khaldunian Sociology of Violence in the Middle East.”

10:00--12:30 Session One: Concerning Pre-Modern Patterns

Chair: Howard Adelman (Department of History, Queen’s University)

Adnan Husain (Department of History, Queen’s University)
“Sovereign Saints and Militant Mahdis: Reconfigurations of Religion and Empire in the Post-Mongol Order, 1335-1502 CE.”

Rula Jurdi Abisaab (Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University, Montreal)
“Sacred and/or Profane: Duality or Unity of the Safavid System of Justice

Ariel Salzmann, (Department of History, Queen’s University)
“The Great Unraveling: Reverberations of Safavid State Collapse across the Nile-to-Oxus Region (1700—1800).”

Stefan Winter (Department of History, Université du Québec à Montréal)
“Tribes, Tribalization and Kurdish Settlement in Syria, 1516-1936."

12:45 – 1:45 Break

2:00 – 4:30 Session Two: The Long Nineteenth Century

Chair: Ariel Salzmann (Department of History, Queen’s University)

Nadir Özbek (Atatürk Institute for Modern Turkish History, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul)
”Taxation and Rule in the Ottoman Empire: A Comparative Perspective on 19th century Fiscal Policy.”

Zozan Pehlivan (Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University)
“Pastoralists Cope with Climate: Herd Loss and Recovery in Ottoman Kurdistan, 1870-1895.”

Mafalda Ade,  (Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University)
“Legal transplantation, legal transfer, legal borrowing: the background and the implications of commercial law reforms in Ottoman Syria.”

Elizabeth Thompson  (Mohamed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace, School of International Service, American University. Washington D.C.)
"Popular Liberalism and its Demise in WWI"


Saturday April 29th 2017

9:30-12:30 Session Three: The Short Twentieth Century (1920-present)

Chair: Emily Hill (Department of History, Queen’s University)

Malek Abisaab, (Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University)
“Ottoman Lebanese Women Fight Famine during WWI.”

Seda Altuğ (Atatürk Institute for Modern Turkish History, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul)
“Le Paradis à l’Ombre des Sabres : Colonial Minority Politics and the Contested Pillars of Making of French-Syria (1921-1939)

Howard Eissenstat (Department of History, St. Lawrence University, N.Y.)
“Continuities and Transformations: State Nationalism and Muslim Identity under the AKP.”

Awet Weldemichael,  (Department of History, Queen’s University)
“The War in Yemen and its Impact on the Greater Horn of Africa.”

Esen Egemen Ozbek (Carleton University, Ottawa)
“Historiographic Détente:   Reconciling Competing Memories of the Armenian Genocide and Track Two Diplomacy.”  

12:30-1:30 Break

1:30 -3:30 Round Table: Past Patterns, Present Realities, Future Possibilities

Chair: Ali Dizboni (Politics and Economics, Royal Military College of Canada)

3:30 Closing Remarks

3:45-5:00 Graduate Student-Faculty Curriculum Development Session