June 24-25, 2019 UCLouvain | Salle du Sénat académique (Halles universitaires, Place de l’Université 1) – Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 9:30 — 17:30 PROGRAM.pdf Keynotes: Claude Addas | Denis Gril | James W. Morris Participants: José Bellver (UCLouvain) | Nicholas Boylston (Harvard) | Stephen Hirtenstein (MIAS) Giovanni Maria Martini (L’Orientale) | Michele Petrone (UCLouvain) | Ali RezaRead more about Current Perspectives on Ibn ʿArabī and ‘Akbarī’ Thought[…]
15 March 2019 Godefroid de Callataÿ presents a paper on ‘Some Reflections on Adam, the Fourth Clime and the Invention of Sciences in Arabic medieval literature’ as part of ‘Aux sources de l’image. La transmission des savoirs astrologiques, divinatoires et magiques’ (Université de Fribourg, 14-15 mars 2019), a conference convened by Fabio Spadini. More info
1 March 2019 Gregory Vandamme presents a paper on “A Mystical Reading of the Paradoxical Qurʾānic Metaphors: Ibn ʿArabī’s Hermeneutics of ‘Perplexity’ (Hayra)” in The Boston College, USA, as part of the annual conference of ‘Mystical Theology Network’. More information on this website: clic here
February 2019 Michele Petrone In this lecture aims to show the mutual relation between the development of devotional practices focused on the Prophet and the evolution of a genre like the ḫaṣā’iṣ nabawiya (“Prophet’s exclusive characters”). The latter started as a discussion (mainly in šāfiʻī texts) of legal issues that concerned only Muḥammad (marriage, alms).Read more about The ḫaṣā’iṣ nabawiya as a genre: devotional practices and jurists in Mamluk period (University of Bonn)[…]
29 January 2019 Michele Petrone SeSaMO (Società Italiana Studi sul Medio Oriente) – Percorsi di resistenza in Medio Oriente e Nord Africa Panel: Forme, reti e percorsi di resistenza Sufi. In this paper it is analyzed the complex dynamic of the relations between Muslims and Italian fascist occupants in Ethiopia, focusing on the relations betweenRead more about Paper: Collaborazionismo e resistenza anti-amhara nella Tiǧāniyya etiopica durante l’occupazione italiana (1936-41)[…]
5 December 2018 Sufis and Colonialism in Africa and Middle East between Collaboration and Jihad – University of Bologna Michele Petrone take part in the seminar on the relations between Sufis and colonial powers in contemporary Middle East and Africa. The discussion will challenge the paradigm that sees Sufis as opposed to colonialism tout-court andRead more about Sufis and Colonialism in Africa and Middle East between Collaboration and Jihad[…]
17 November 2018 Godefroid de Callataÿ acts has external examiner of the PhD thesis of M. Juan Acevedo (‘The Idea of Stoicheion in Grammar and Cosmology: From Antique Roots to Medieval Systems’; supervisor: Charles Burnett), at the Warburg Insitute, School of Advanced Study, University of London.