Islam in the Balkans. Research perspectives 30 years after L’islam balkanique Workshop in memory of Alexandre Popovic (1931-2014)

Publié le 22 novembre 2016 par Equipe GIS IdG

Islam in the Balkans. Research perspectives 30 years after L’islam balkanique Workshop in memory of Alexandre Popovic (1931-2014)

15-16 December 2016

EHESS, Salle Lombard, 96 Bd Raspail, 75006 Paris

Organised by Xavier Bougarel (CNRS, CETOBAC), Nathalie Clayer (CNRS-EHESS, CETOBAC), Fabio Giomi (CNRS, CETOBAC)

15 December

9.00-9.30 Introduction

9.30- 12.30 Panel 1 : Religion and spirituality

Discussant : Marc Gaborieau (EHESS)

Armina Omerika (Goethe University) : Islamic theology and the Balkan Muslim studies
Gianfranco Bria (University of Calabria, CETOBAC) : Celebrating Sultan Newruz between theological debate and multi-framed practice in contemporary Albania
Marie-Laure Boursin (CNRS, IDEMEC), The “resurgence” of Bulgarian hatim ? What the Ottoman and communist past makes to the ritual
Cecilie Endresen (University of Oslo), Floating Islam : Islamic referents and Muslim identities in Albanian New Age spirituality

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-17.00 Panel 2 : Rethinking institutions

Discussant : Bernard Lory (INALCO)

Arolda Elbasani (European University Institute) : Accommodating Islam and religious pluralism in new democracies
Philippe Gelez (University of Paris-Sorbonne) : Muslims and land in Bosnia, 19th c. : from fiscality to territoriality
Gilles de Rapper (CNRS, IDEMEC) : Kinship and family in Communist Albania : photography as a source, a tool and an object of research
Nathalie Clayer (CNRS and EHESS, CETOBAC) : De-centering the study of Islamic official institutions in the Balkans

17.30-19.00 Roundtable
“Balkan Islam”, “peripheral Islam” and “European Islam”, with Marc Gaborieau (EHESS) and Constant Hamès (EHESS)

16 December

9.30-12.30 Panel 1 : Circulations and mobilisations

Discussant : Tassos Anastassiadis (École Française d’Athènes, McGill University)
Konstantinos Tsitselikis (University of Macedonia) : Muslims of Greece : mobilizing for the impossible ?
Xavier Bougarel (CNRS, CETOBAC) : The Reis and the veil : a religious controversy in interwar Bosnia-Herzegovina
Kerem Öktem (University of Graz) : Turkey’s moment in the Balkans : From ‘primus inter pares’ to the leadership of Islam ?
Iva Lučić (University of Uppsala) : The Political Elevation Process of Muslims in Socialist Yugoslavia

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-16.00 Panel 4 : Gender, body and sexuality

Discussant : Jocelyne Dahlia (EHESS)

Ina Merdjanova (Trinity College Dublin) : Muslim women in the Balkans between nationalism, transnationalism, and neoliberalism
Fabio Giomi (CNRS, CETOBAC) : Exploring the intersection between gender and Islam in Southeastern Europe : the case of the Muslims of Yugoslavia
Piro Rexhepi (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity) : European borders and Arab others : the racial and gendered hierarchies of Balkan Islam

16.30-18.00 Documentary Screening
“Bosnian Muslim Women’s rituals. Bulas singing, reciting and teaching in Sarajevo” (Catharina Raudvere and Zilka Spahić-Šiljak, 2016, 59 min). The screening will be followed by a debate with Catharina Raudvere (University of Copenhagen). Discussant : Jean-Claude Penrad (EHESS)