The NIHU Program for Islamic Area Studies will hold their 2015 general meeting on January 30th (Sat) 2016 at Waseda University Bldg. 3. This event is open to the public.
The NIHU Program for Islamic Area Studies will hold their 2015 General Meeting as follows. This event is open to the public and will feature an open symposium titled, “Knowing Regions and Considering History: The Intersections of South Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East”. As this is the last general meeting of the 10-year Islamic Area Studies program, we have chosen “Area Studies” as our retrospective theme for this event. This event is free and open to all, so feel free to join us! After the event, we hope all IAS members and researchers will join us for an informal reception dinner from 18:00.
Public Symposium Knowing Regions and Considering History: The Intersections of South Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East (and NIHU Program for Islamic Area Studies – 2015 General Meeting)
January 30th (Sat) 2016, 13:00-17:10
Waseda University, Bldg. #3, Room #501
Building #3 is on the right side after entering the main gate (see: building #3 on the map above).
- About 3 minutes walk from the Nishi-Waseda bus stop on the bus to Waseda from Takadanobaba Station.
- About 20 minutes walk from Takadanobaba Station on the Yamanote and Seibu Shinjuku train lines.
- About 5 minutes walk from Waseda Station on the Tozai subway line.
- About 17 minutes walk from Nishi-Waseda Station on the Fukutoshin subway line.
- About 5 minutes walk from Waseda Station on the Toden Arakawa line.
Japanese (without English interpreting)
12:30 Doors Open)
Event Moderator: Nobuaki Kondo (ILCAA, TUFS))
13:00 Opening Remarks)
Yuki Konagaya (Executive Director, NIHU Center for the Promotion of Area Studies))
Introduction of the Document Center for Islamic Area Studies at the Toyo Bunko Library)
13:20 Area Studies & Comparative Studies: The Urban Societies of Islam
Toru Miura (Ochanomizu University / Director, Document Center for Islamic Area Studies at the Toyo Bunko Library))
14:00 The Possibilities of Sharia Court Records from Central Asia as Historical Source Materials
Toru Horikawa (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies)
14:40 Women & Gender: A Historical Perspective on Ottoman Society
Jun Akiba (Chiba University))
15:20 South Asian Politics and the Historical Foundations of Multiculturalism
Chiharu Takenaka (Rikkyo University)
16:00 — Break —
16:10 General Discussion
17:00 Closing Remarks
Keiko Sakurai (Waseda University / General Director, NIHU Program for Islamic Area Studies)