Segnaliamo la call for papers per la conferenza “The Narrative of Islamic violence in History. Creation, artifice and reality”, in programma il 14-15 dicembre 2018, organizzata dall’Institute for Culture and Society dell’Universidad de Navarra. Gli abstract vanno inviati entro il 30 aprile 2018.
Informazioni complete sulla call e sulla conferenza sono disponibili qui.
Di seguito riportiamo le tematiche su cui è possibile presentare i paper.
Papers on the following topics are welcomed:
1. Islam-Christian and inter-religious (anti-Judaic, anti-Zoroastrian etc.) violence in History, their concrete as well as invented narrative (7th-19th centuries)
• The Early centuries of Islam
• The Crusades and their invention (Tyreman, 1998)
• The historical phase of the Gunpowder Empire
• Colonialism and anti-Colonialist struggles (18th-20th centuries)
• Muslims and non-Muslim historians who have written on inter-religious violence or its contrary in the Dar al-Islam
2. Islam and the “Verses of War”, from literary to historical-critical understanding
• Quran and the “verses of War”, the identification of the enemy
• The verses of War and its narrative over the centuries (7th-20th)
• Qital, Jihad, Harb etc. Arabic terminology on war in the past and in the present
• Islamic religious thought and analysis of specific authors
3. Orientalism, Occidentalism and the “Clash of Civilizations”, the creation of a narrative of the conflict
• Ed. Said “Orientalism” and its cultural heritage, post-Orientalism and new- Orientalist positions
• The adoption of Western concepts and positions and their customization to Islam, the ongoing “Occidentalist” attitude and narrative
• The “Clash of Civilizations” narrative: Islamophobia, War on Terror, anti-Islamic Neoconservative movements and ideology
• Political and religious thought on the “perennial” state of world- conflict
4. The Academic crisis of the Humanities and the “Engineers of Jihad’s theory” (2016). The advent of Islamic religious fundamentalism as a cultural factor
• New-Age and the Crisis of the Humanities; academic hyper-specialization and historical common understanding
• The Islamic world and its Academic system, the lack of Humanities and the advent of religious ignorance (O. Roy, La Sainte ignorance, 2013)
• “Bad teachers” new figures, ignorant politicians and the global economy. Islamic political thought and religious fundamentalism