Seminar: Islamic Modernities: Time and Space

University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
April 16-17, 2015

Presented by:
Midwest Association for Middle East and Islamic Studies (MAMEIS)
Middle East and Islamic Studies program, University of Louisville

Keynote Speaker: Asma Afsaruddin, Chair and Professor, NELC, Indiana University

Full Conference Schedule: http://www.indstate.edu/mameis/conference.htm

The Midwest Association for Middle East and Islamic Studies and University of Louisville’s Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies program are pleased to present this joint conference on Islamic Modernities: Time and Space at the University of Louisville, April 16-17, 2015.

Modernity serves as a dynamic lens for viewing a wide range of transformations in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies, even as no generally accepted definition of modernity has yet emerged. The scholarly discussion on modernity has broadened to view this as not only a global, structural transformation centered on Europe, but a process that has created “many modernities,” each with its own local vernacular form. Moreover, modernity has been recognized as not only a temporal period, but also a process manifested in spatial relationships that shape, and are shaped by, historical agents. This conference will highlight current research related to theorizing and applying the concept of “modernity” to Middle East and Islamic studies in a broad, interdisciplinary manner.

For more information, contact:

James.Gustafson@indstate.edu, or Julie.Peteet@louisville.edu
MAMEIS: http://www.mameis.org
Middle East and Islamic Studies – University of Louisville:
http://www.louisville.edu/meis