Conference Schedule

All events are free and open to the public.

3 - 4 p.m.

Exhibit:
"At the Center of the World: Istanbul Past and Present"

Location: T.R. Anderson Gallery, James Ford Bell Library, 4th floor of Wilson Library, West Bank campus, University of Minnesota

Presented by Marguerite Ragnow, curator

4 - 5:30 p.m.

Opening Session of the Conference

Location: James Ford Bell Library, 4th floor of Wilson Library, West Bank campus, University of Minnesota

Welcome. James Parente, Dean, College of Liberal Arts

Session I: Opening Keynote Address 

Chair: Nabil Matar, University of Minnesota
  • "The Humanities through Islamic Eyes: The Beginnings," Wadad Kadi, University of Chicago

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Reception

Location: James Ford Bell Library

8 - 9:45 p.m.

Session 2.  Performance of Journey
Location: Kilburn Arena Theatre, Rarig Center, West Bank campus, University of Minnesota
Introduction: William O. Beeman, University of Minnesota
  • Performance of Journey, a dramatization in English of Ibn Tufayl's 12th century philosophical novel, Hayy ibn Yaqzan, written and directed by Mohammad B. Ghaffari.

9 a.m.

Registration. Refreshments. Meet and Greet.
Location: 3M Atrium, Carlson School of Management, West Bank campus, University of Minnesota

9:30 - 11 a.m.

Session 3. Text, Translation, and Performance: Shared Literary Space
Location: 3M Auditorium, Carlson School of Management, West Bank campus, University of Minnesota
Chair: Rosemary Stanfield-Johnson, University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • "The Journeys of Hayy ibn Yaqzan: Hayy in European and Arabic Thought." Nabil Matar, University of Minnesota
  • "Islamic Dramatic Traditions: Philosophical and Scientific Underpinnings." William O. Beeman, University of Minnesota
  • "Interfaith Encounters: Francis of Assisi's Visit to the Sultan of Egypt in 1219." Steven J. McMichael, University of St. Thomas

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Break for lunch. Registration tables will continue to be staffed.
Location:
3M Atrium, Carlson School of Management, West Bank campus, University of Minnesota

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Session 4. Science: Between the Human and the Divine
Location:
3M Auditorium, Carlson School of Management, West Bank campus, University of Minnesota
Chair: Brett Wilson, Macalester College
  • "Reason and Science in Islamic History." Hossein Ziai, University of California at Los Angeles
  • "Arabic Astronomy in Medieval Spain and Beyond." George Saliba, Columbia University
  • "A Portrait of Islamic Scientists: Sons of Persia, Islamic Heroes, World-Class Scientists." Hamid K. Rassoul, Florida Institute of Technology

3:30 - 4 p.m.

Break and refreshments.

4 - 5:30 p.m.

Session 5. Architectures: Religion and Public Space
Location: 3M Auditorium, Carlson School of Management, West Bank campus, University of Minnesota
Chair: Cawo (Awa) Abdi, University of Minnesota
  • "Hence the American Mosque." Hazem Ziada, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • "The Spiritual in Architecture: Nature, Culture and Sustainability."  Nader Ardalan, Harvard University and Ardalan Associates
  • "American Mosques and the Boundaries of Community." Ingrid Mattson, Hartford Seminary

8 - 9:45 p.m.

Repeat of Session 2: Performance of Journey
Location: Kilburn Arena Theatre, Rarig Center, West Bank campus, University of Minnesota
Introduction: William O. Beeman, University of Minnesota
  • Performance of Journey, a dramatization in English of Ibn  Tufayl's 12th century philosophical novel Hayy ibn Yaqzan, written and directed by Mohammad B. Ghaffari

Morning Program

9:15 - 9:45 a.m.

Bus transportation from West Bank campus, University of Minnesota, to Minneapolis Institute of Arts
(for pre-registered participants)

9:15 a.m.:  Bus arrives at Humphrey Institute (driveway at 19th Ave. S entrance opposite traffic lights at 3rd Ave. S.) West Bank campus, University of Minnesota         

9:20 a.m.:  Bus departs Humphrey Institute                      

9:25 a.m.:  Pickup at Holiday Inn-Metrodome (1500 Washington Ave. S. entrance)                                                          

9:30 a.m.:  Pickup at Aloft Hotel (900 Washington Ave. S.)

9:45 a.m.:  Drop off at MIA for Session 6.

9:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Session 6. Visit to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts collections related to the arts of Islam  (registration is now full for this session)

Pre-registered participants for this tour will gather in the outer lobby at the main entrance to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, where they will be met by the conference tour organizers and Museum Guide Programs staff as well as the museum guides.

The MIA is located at 2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis MN 55404. For information on visiting the MIA, please visit their website.

1 p.m.

Bus for pre-registered participants leaves the MIA for the Carlson School of Management, West Bank campus, University of Minnesota (non-stop).

Afternoon Program

1 p.m.

Registration table opens at the 3M Atrium and Auditorium, Carlson School of Management, West Bank campus, University of Minnesota

1:30 - 3 p.m.

Session 7. Art and Social Space: Arts and Aesthetics from the Ottoman Empire to the Twenty-first Century
Location: 3M Auditorium, Carlson School of Management, West Bank campus, University of Minnesota
Chair: Shaden Tageldin, University of Minnesota
  • "Emperors of the World: The Arts Under the Mughals, Safavids, and Ottomans." Catherine Asher, University of Minnesota
  • "The Problem of History in Contemporary Arts from the Middle East." Sussan Babaie, University of Munich
  • "'Moorish Revival': Revisiting Orientalist Architecture." Jeanne Halgren Kilde, University of Minnesota

3 - 3:30 p.m.

Break and refreshments. 

3:30 - 5 p.m.

Session 8. New Global Spaces: Global Technology Bridging Cultures
Location: 3M Auditorium, Carlson School of Management, West Bank campus, University of Minnesota
Chair: Catherine B. Squires, University of Minnesota
  • "When Right and Left Meet: The Case of Islamophobia and Honor Killing." Khaldoun Samman, Macalester College
  • "From Abu Reuters to Anwar al-Awlaki: The Jihadi Media Phenomenon." Fouzi Slisli, St. Cloud State University
  • "Augmented Realities and the Body: Images of Muslims in Iranian Contemporary Art." Ali Momeni, University of Minnesota

5 - 5:30 p.m.

Break

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Closing Session of the Conference
Location: 3M Auditorium, Carlson School of Management, West Bank campus, University of Minnesota

Session 9: Closing Keynote Address
Chair: Hakim Abderrezak, University of Minnesota
  • "The Inhumanity of Orthodoxy." Anouar Majid, University of New England

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Reception
Location: 3M Atrium, Carlson School of Management

8 - 9:45 p.m.

Repeat of Session 2: Journey
Location: Kilburn Arena Theatre, Rarig Center, West Bank campus, University of Minnesota
Chair: William O. Beeman, University of Minnesota
  • Performance of Journey, a dramatization in English of Ibn  Tufayl's 12th century philosophical novel Hayy ibn Yaqzan, written and directed by Mohammad B. Ghaffari.
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