17th Middle East History and Theory Conference (May 10-11, 2002)

ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE

Ilker Evrim Binbas, Conference Coordinator
iebinbas@midway.uchicago.edu
Patrick G. Wing, Conference Coordinator
pgwing@midway.uchicago.edu
John E. Woods, Faculty Advisor
j-woods@midway.uchicago.edu

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

DOES NATURE HAVE HISTORICAL AGENCY?
Perspectives from the Silk Road, the Middle East, and Elsewhere

Professor Richard Foltz
University of Florida

May 10, 2002; 5:00
Ida Noyes Hall
Library


A LECTURE BY THE TURKISH AMBASSADOR

TURKEY AND THE MIDDLE EAST

His Excellency Faruk Logoglu

May 11, 2002; 3:00
Ida Noyes Hall
Theatre


PHOTOGRAPH EXHIBITION

WHAT IS HOME AFTER EXILE?
An Iranian-American Homecoming

Aphrodite Désirée Navab

May 10-11, 2002
Ida Noyes Hall


ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

THE CURRENT STATE OF THE MAMLUK STUDIES

Bruce Craig
The University of Chicago
Li Guo
University of Notre Dame
Carl Petry
Northwestern University
Warren Schultz
DePaul University

May 10, 2002; 2:45
Ida Noyes Hall
East Lounge


THE 2002 CENTRAL ASIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

SHASHMAQAM
Bukharan Jewish Music and Dance from Central Asia

May 11, 2002; 7:30 p.m.
International House Assembly Hall

TALANT MAWKANULI
Kazakh Music from Xinjiang

May 10, 2002; 8:00-10:00
Ida Noyes Hall Theatre Room

LECTURE AND DISCUSSION ON CENTRAL ASIAN MUSIC

Ted Levin
Dartmouth College

Martin Stokes
University of Chicago

May 11, 2002; 1:00-3:00
Ida Noyes Hall West Lounge


CMES PUBLIC EDUCATION PROJECT

THE MIDDLE EAST IN THE MIDDLE WEST

May 11, 2002; 9:00-11:00
Ida Noyes Theatre

LAB SCHOOL-CMES IBN KHALDUN SYMPOSIUM

May 11, 2002; 12:30-2:30
Ida Noyes Theatre


ANNUAL LAMB ROAST

May 11, 2002; 5:00-7:00
Ida Noyes Hall

Sponsored by
Middle Eastern Students Association


List of Panels

FRIDAY MAY 10, 2002; 9:00-11:00

I. Central Asia: Interregional and International Relations
Guli Yuldasheva (Indiana University)
Iranian-American Relations: Impact on Central Asia
Komuna Djuraeva (George Mason University)
The Ways of Monetary and Fiscal Policies Coordination in the Central Asian Countries at the Initial Stage of the
Transition to a Market Economy
Alisher Khamidov (University of Notre Dame)
Islam And Hiv/Aids In Central Asia: Crisis Of Traditional Values

II. Shi‘is and Alawis in Historical Perspective
Alessandro Cancion (Siena University)
The Making of the Twelver Shi’ah Religious Elite. An Anthropological Approach
Elizabeth Durkee (University of Arkansas)
Social Boundaries, Ethnic Spaces, and Expression of Resistance: The ‘Alawis of Syria
Eran Livni (The Hebrew University)
Alevi Identity in Turkish Historiography

III. Politics and Culture in the Maghrib and Al-Andalus
Francesco Correale (Université de Provence Aix-Marseille)
Microhistoire du Maghreb moderne. Les trafiquants d’armes au Maroc colonial. Une étude de cas: l’ “Affaire Cholvy
de Tranoy & C. (1912 – 1913)”
Silvia Marsans-Sakly (New York University)
The Mahalla: Extracting Revenue, Legitimating Power in the Regency of Tunis
Nadia Masid (The University of Wyoming)
Islam working against women in Morocco

IV. The Role of the Military in Turkish Political Culture
Rita Koryan (Sabanci University, Turkey)
The Role of the Military in Turkey and Egypt: A Comparative Analysis
Suzanne Yountchi (University of Texas)
Assessing the Economic Role of Turkey’s Military (TSK): Past, Present, and Future
Gavin Brockett (The University of Chicago)
Muslim Nation against Communist Imperialism: Public Perceptions of Turkish Participation in the Korean War 1950-1953
Gamze Çavdar Yaþar (University of Utah)
State Strategies Towards Islamists: Cases of Egypt and Turkey

FRIDAY MAY 10, 2002; 12:30-2:30

V. Israel and Palestine: International and Internal Dynamics
Mustafa Gökhan Þahin (Florida International University)
Palestinian Question In Turkish Foreign Policy In The Light Of Turkish Identity Debate
Adina Friedman (George Mason University)
The Right of Return – Deciphering the Dialogue of the Deaf
Sherri S. Replogle and Khalil M. Marrar (Illinois State University)
The Middle East Conflict: Reclaiming the Peace Process

VI. Comparative and Institutional Approaches to the Concept of Space
Gail Hook (University of Texas at Austin)
In a Garden Pavillion: Arab and Norman Gardens and Garden Architecture in Eleventh and Twelfth Century Sicily
Valerie Gonzales (School of Architecture of Marseille-Luminy, France)
The Comares Hall in the Alhambra; Space that Sees by James Turrell, the Israel Museum Two Works, Two Worlds
and One Theorem: Perception is the Medium
Birol Baskan (Northwestern University)
Wakf System as a Redistribution Mechanism

VII. Intellectuals, Education and Political Movements
Mohd. Nasran Mohamad (University Kebangsaan, Malaysia)
The Political Situation During al-Nawawi’s Lifetime and His Contributions to Shafi’i Juristic Works
Orit Bashkin (Princeton University)
Arabism, Intellectualism and Judaism in the Thought of Anuwar Sh?’ul (1904-1983)
Peter Valenti (New York University)
Jordanian Parliamentary Politics and the Muslim Brotherhood: The Elections o 1989 and 1993
Bestami Bilgiç (George Washington University)
The Role of the American Missionaries in the Modern Greek Educational Development

FRIDAY MAY 10, 2002; 2:45-4:45

VIII. Oral Traditions and Their Transmission
Linda Jones (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Preaching Culture, Preaching Identity: Muslim Sermons in Medieval Iberia
Makset Karlibaev ( Institute of History of Karakalpak branch of Uzbek Academy of Sciences)
Ishans and Moslem education in Karakalpakstan prior to 20th century:Oral and written data analyze
Talant Mawkanuli (University of Wisconsin)
Islam in China: Linkages with Central Asia

IX. Understanding Politics and Identity in Turkey
Peride Kaleagasi Blind (Georgetown University)
Turkey’s Kurdish Question: Contention Over Meanings
Simten Cosar (Baskent University, Turkey)
International Division Of Intellectual Labor Between Theory Development And Data Collection:
Turkish Political Science In Perspective
Ryan Gingeras (University of Toronto, Canada)
The Fruits of Calculating Fanaticism?: Muslim Sectarianism during the Young Turk Revolution, 1904-1908

SATURDAY MAY 11, 2002; 9:00-11:00

X. New Approaches to Modern Political Discourses
Abdellatif Moutadeyene (Laval University, Canada)
The Fundamentalist Discourse Between the Clash of Civilization and the Clash of Politics
Recep Boztemur (Middle East Technical University, Turkey)
Re-Reading Middle Eastern History: Theoretical Bases of History or Historical Bases of Theory?

XI. Historiography: Internal and External Perspectives
Abd al-Rahman Tayyara (New York University)
The Story of Intended Sacrifice in Early Islamic Universal Histories
Maria del Mar Logroño Narbona (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Habsburgs and Ottomans in the Mediterranean: a Thematic Approach to the Contribution of Spanish Academia
Susan Spinale (Harvard University)
‘What’s wrong with this picture?’ Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II and Western Imperial Visual Rhetoric
Erden Attila Aytekin (State University of New York at Binghamton)
Class, Law, and State: Towards a New Understanding of the Land Code of 1858 in the Ottoman Empire

XII. Politics and Political Culture in Central Asia
Cengiz Sürücü (Indiana University)
Of Being Between East and West: Negotiating History and Location in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan
Sean Cox (Dogus University, Turkey)
Models and Influences on Leadership in the States of Central Asia
Shaakhmat Mutalov (Indiana University)
Bicameral Parliament in Uzbekistan and Seven Year Presidency : What Change in Democracy

SATURDAY MAY 11, 2002; 12:30-2:30

XIII. Orientalism Revisited
Alan Mikhail (University of California, Berkeley)
Orientalism and Text: A Theoretical Reading of Edward William Lane’s Arabic-English Lexicon
Paul Neuner (American University of Beirut, Lebanon)
‘Arab Nationalism’: Deconstructing an Orientalist Idea
Levent Kýrval (Doguþ University, Turkey)
The Quest for the Creation of a European Identity with Divergent Political Cultures: The Place of Modern Turkey in Europe

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