The 8th Conference on Ibadi Studies
Posted on May 20, 2017 12:47
The 8th Conference on Ibadi Studies

“Local and Global identities. Social change and Ibadi diaspora communities.”

Date: May 20-23 2017

Venue: The University of Tokyo, Center for Middle Eastern Studies (Komaba Campus), Tokyo, Japan

The first international conference on Ibadi Studies was held in a European university, at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, on November 9-10, 2009. Since then six more conferences took place in various European universities and foundations that are well known for their academic cultivation of Arab-Islamic and Oriental studies.

The conferences examine a wide range of research and pertain to an interdisciplinary introduction to Ibadism and the Ibadi Studies through historical, religious, anthropological, political, and ethno-archeological approaches, as well as to the religion and theology of Ibadism, Ibadi jurisprudence and history, and cover a long historical period from the Basra period up to the Nahda period (Islamic renaissance) and Ibadism today.

The panels will include four major sections:

  • Identity, Social Change and Diaspora: Theoretical Considerations
  • The Formation of Ibadi Identity
  • Ibadi Identity in modern times
  • Expressions of Ibadi Identity

Conference Program:

  • SESSION I - THE FORMATION OF IBADI IDENTITY
    CHAIR: VALERIE HOFFMAN

- WILFERD MADELUNG: Kitab al-Akila of Najjad b. Musa al-Manhi

- HOSSEIN MODARRESSI: Living in the land of the oppressors: Common Ibādī-Shīʿite solutions for a

- JOSEF VAN ESS: Changing Images. The Khawarij in public perception during the first centuries of Islam

- ABDULRAHMAN AL SALIMI: The Critical of the Hadith in early Ibadi Literature

  • SESSION II - THE FORMATION OF IBADI IDENTITY
    CHAIR: EFIM REZVAN

- ADAM GAISER: Ibadi Identity in the mirror of heresiography

- MIKLOS MURANYI: The case of Hud b. Muhakkam al-HawwarI and Yahya b. Sallam al-Basri

- AMANDA PROPST: The place of the Prophet Muhammad in early Ibadi literature (the siyar)

  • SESSION III - THE FORMATION OF IBADI IDENTITY
    CHAIR: WALID SALEH

- YOHEI KONDO: Migration, Scholarly Exchange and the Early Development of Ibadi Law in Oman

- AHMAD ABU AL WAFA: The Homeland and Location Concept in Ibadi Jurisprudence

- MOHAMMED ECH-CHEIKH: Ibadi Community. Between Identity and Differentiation. Some philosophical Reflections

- BRAHIM BAHAZ: The first stapes of the Ibadi Identity in the Maghreb of the Middle Times

  • SESSION IV - THE FORMATION OF IBADI IDENTITY
    CHAIR: NAMIE TSUJIGAMI

- ERSILIA FRANCESCA: The spread of the community. Ibadi diaspora in the early Ibadi sources

- WALID SALEH: The Ibadi Legal Tradition and Early Islam

- SALEH ALBUSAIDI: The Concept of Spatial Dimensions in the Ibadi School

  • SESSION V / THE FORMATION OF IBADI IDENTITY
    CHAIR: ΑΜΑL GHAZAL

- ANNA MARIA DI TOLLA: Berber Kharijism in North Africa: Some aspects of the relationships between the Sufri Midrarides of Sijilmasa and the Ibadi Rustumid of Tahert in the late eighth and tenth centuries

- VERMONDO BRUGNATELLI: A medieval Ibadi tawhid in Berber: some considerations

- MUSTAFA BENDRISSOU: The Ibadi Opposition heritage in the Middle East and the Maghreb during the three first Centuries of the Hegira.

  • SESSION VI / IBADI IDENTITY IN MODERN TIMES
    CHAIR: HATIM AL TAY

- JERZY ZADOWNSKI: Imam Nur al-Din al-Salimi (1286-1332/1869-1914) and Islamic Reform in the Modern Identity Context

- PAUL LOVE: Private Libraries as Communal Archives: The Private Library of Shaykh Salim b. Yaqub (1903-1991)

- SASSI BEN YAHYATEN: Ibadis in Egypt

  • SESSION VII / EXPRESSIONS OF IBADI IDENTITY
    CHAIR: DIETRICH OLMS

- MUHSIN ΑL KINDI: Identity and intercommunication. Referential in the Modern Omani Poetry

- BARBARA MICHALAK-PIKULSKA: Identity in Literary Output and Cultural Life in Oman

- HILAL AL HAJIRI: Portuguese Colonization in Omani Literature: The Image of National Identity and Resistance

  • SESSION VIII / IBADI IDENTITY IN MODERN TIMES
    CHAIR: KAZUO MORIMOTO

- MARIANNE LAANATZA, Ibadi societies in Nort Africa (Algeria, Libya and Tunisia)

- BRAHIM BENYOUCEF: Openness, mobility and identity: The case of the Ibadi community of the Mzab

- AUGISTIN JOMIER: Dealing with the trading Diaspora: Mizabi Ulama and Traders in Algeria, 1920s-1950s

- FARHAT JAABIRI: Identity Affection. My experience with the Ibadis of Jebra from 1952 to 2016

  • SESSION IX / EXPRESSIONS OF IBADI IDENTITY
    CHAIR: JERZY ZDANOWSKI

- VALERIE HOFFMAN: Political Geography and Ibadi Thought in Modern Oman and Zanzibar

- AMAL GHAZAL, Science, Education and anti-Colonialism: An Ibadi Project of Reform in the Interwar Period

- KIMBERLY WORTMANN, Omani-Ibadi institutions in post-revolutionary Zanzibar

  • SESSION X / IDENTITY, SOCIAL CHANGE AND DIASPORA: THEORETICAL RECONCIDERATIONS AND EXAMPLES
    CHAIR: YOHEI KONDO

- NAMIE TSUJIGAMIE: Gulf Women as Emerging New Social Actors: Consumption and Business Opportunities in Sex-Segregated Riyadh

- EMILY GOSHEY: Modern Ibadi Discourse on the Afterlife: Toward distinction within the mainstream

- ANGELIKI ZIAKA and NIKI PAPAGEORGIOU: Tradition and Modernity: Shaping Oman’s Religious Identity

- SEAN FOLEY: From Madison Avenue to Muscat: Ibadi Responses to the Modern Cigarette Industry

More information at: http://www.ibadistudies.org/