International Workshop

Emerging forms of piety centering on Muḥammad as reflected in Arabic literature

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, December 6-7, 2019
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This International Workshop is organized by Dr. Ines Weinrich and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Syrinx von Hees in cooperation with the DFG Project "mawlid - Texts from the 13th to the 18th Century: Prophetic Piety as Ritual Performance?" and the ALEA Leibnizpreis-Research-Unit "Arabic Literature and Rhetoric, 1100 - 1800".

It will take place on the 6th and 7th of December 2019 at the Institut für Arabistik und Islamwissenschaft (2nd floor), Schlaunstraße 2, 48143 Münster.

Friday, December 6
14:00 - 14:30    Welcome and Introduction > Ines Weinrich

14:30 - 15:15    Al-Qaṣidah al-Shuqrāṭīsiyyah: Rhetoric and the Aesthetics of Devotional Poetry in Madīḥ Nabawī > Suzanne Stetkevych

15:15 - 15:35    Coffee Break

15:35 - 16:20    Vorislamisches Prophetenlob: Ibn Daftarḫān (d. 1257) islamisiert die Muʿallaqāt > Thomas Bauer

16:20 - 17:05    Spätabbasidisches Prophetenlob: Ein Gedicht von aṣ-Ṣarṣarī (st. 1258) > Annabel Gering

18:00                  Dinner

Saturday, December 7
10:00 - 10:45    Reading Practices of the Arabic mawlid > Ines Weinrich

10:45 - 11:30    Prophetenlob in dialektalen Strophengedichten (zaǧals) > Hakan Özkan

11:30 - 11:50    Coffee Break

11:50 - 12:35    Tawshīḥ, zajal and Devotional Repertoire in the Moroccan Nūba Tradition > Carl Davila

12:35 - 14:00    Lunch Break

14:15 - 15:00    Der Brief Yūsuf b. Ḥaǧǧāǧs an das Grab des Propheten > Andreas Herdt

15:00 - 15:45    A muʿāraḍa on al-Būṣīrī’s Burdah by Ibn Abī Ḥajalah (d. 1375) > Syrinx Hees

15:45 - 16:05    Coffee Break

16:05 - 16:50    ʿĀʾisha and Muḥammad: Praise of the Prophet in the late 9th/15th Century > Emil Homerin

16:50                   Closing Discussion > Chaired by Stefan Reichmuth

You can download the flyer with the program here.

International Conference

29th Conference of the Union Européenne des Arabisants et Islamisants (UEAI): Conflict and Coexistence

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, September 10-14, 2018

The 29th UEAI (Union Européenne des Arabisants et Islamisants) conference will be hosted by the Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Münster in cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence "Religion & Politics".

The UEAI is one of the most prestigious and influential associations covering fields and perspectives connected to Arabic and Islamic Studies. This year’s conference will feature outstanding lectures and assemble interesting presentations from renowned international experts under the overall headline of “Conflict and Coexistence”.

More than 90 scholars from numerous countries have registered to participate in the 29th UEAI conference at the University of Münster. The conference sessions will be held between September 11th and September 13th 2018 at the buildings of the University of Münster.

Program UEAI 2018

Please find the program for the conference presentations, which will take place from Tuesday 11th to Thursday 13th September in the "Fürstenberghaus" (Domplatz 20-22) here.