Contested Narratives in Islamic Central Asia – University of Copenhagen

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Contested Narratives in Islamic Central Asia

Workshop to mark the 10th anniversary of the Asian Dynamics Initiative, University of Copenhagen

Photo: Ingeborg Baldauf


Convenor: Ildikó Bellér-Hann, PI of the project “Between Homogenization and Fragmentation Textual Practices as Strategies of Integration and Identity Maintenance among the Uyghurs of Xinjiang, China (20th‒21st centuries)”, funded by Velux Fonden

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Programme

09:30-09:40 Welcome by Janus Hansen, Chair of Asian Dynamics Initiative
09:40-09:50   Introduction by Ildikó Bellér-Hann, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen
09:50-10:50         Keynote speaker Ingeborg Baldauf, Institute of African and Asian Studies, Humboldt-University, Berlin

Did Chinggis Khan's grandmother have an illegitimate child?

10:50-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Mustafa Coşkun, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Past Perfect: Narratives of History, Heritage and Identity among the Kyrgyz
11:30-12:00 Claus Pedersen, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen
Legitimizing an Islamic government - Khomeini's layer-by-layer formulation of a new Twelver Shi'i narrative and a new role for the faqih
12:00-13:00   Lunch
13:00-13:30   Aysima Mirsultan, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen
Narratives in legal documents from Xinjiang (1911-1949)
13:30-14:00  Martin Lavička, Dept. of Asian Studies at Palacký University, Olomouc
Changing legal narrative concerning religious affairs in light of
amendments of Religious Affairs Regulations and Regulations of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on Religious Affairs
14:00-14:15 Break
14:15-14:45     Rune Steenberg, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen
Narratives of Islamic revival in Xinjiang in the 2000s. The conceptual division of customs and religion
14:45-15:15  Ildikó Bellér-Hann, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen
Rulers, scholars, imams, merchants: Uyghur constructions of role-models in Xinjiang in the 21st century


 All are welcome!       

Venue

Room 4A-0-68 at KUA3
South Campus
Njalsgade 76
DK-2300 Copenhagen S

Faculty map - South Campus

The red arrows mark the two main entrances.



2008-2018 ~ 10 years of Asian Dynamics Initiatve