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Sites of Religious Memory in an Age of Exodus: Eastern Mediterranean

November 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This day-long event is the first of a three-piece series that focuses on the movement of people across and along the Mediterranean and the emergence, re-signification, and use of sites of memory. Bringing together a mix of panelists from the humanities and social sciences, the day will include work by the following scholars. Emrah Yildiz (Northwestern University) will present his work on “The Ways of Zainab: Ziyarat & Maqam,Visitation and the Shrine, in the Syrian Age of Exodus.” Faiz Ahmed (Brown University) will discuss “Indo-Afghans and Religious Memory in the Ottoman Mediterranean: Jaffa to Jerusalem, Tripoli to Istanbul.” Columbia’s Dimitrios Antoniou will talk about “Memories of a Spatial Imagination: The Athens Mosque and the Politics of Sacrifice.”And Adnan A. Husain (Queen’s University) will speak about “Miraculous Commemorations: The Easter Fire at the Holy Sepulchre in Medieval Jerusalem. ”

Respondents will include Leyla Amzi-ErdogdularNaor Ben-Yehoyada, and Avinoam Shalem. 

Organized by Seth Kimmel and Naor Ben-Yehoyada.

For information on SORM: Central Mediterranean, click here.
For information on SORM: Western Mediterranean, click here.


Maison Francaise, East Gallery, Buell Hall
515 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027
New York, NY 10027 US
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