Academic Year 2022 2nd SIAS/KIAS-CNRS Joint Seminar was held

The Kenan Rifai Center for Sufi Studies, Center for Islamic Area Studies at Kyoto University (KIAS) and Center for Islamic Studies, Sophia University (SIAS) held the 2nd SIAS/KIAS-CNRS Joint Seminar 2022.

Date and time: February 17th-18th, 2023, 13:00-16:15 (17th), 9:00-11:00 (18th)
Venue: Toyo University Atami Training Center

February 17: 13:00–16:15
(13:00–13:30)Opening Remarks

(13:30–14:00) Alexandre PAPAS (CNRS-CETOBaC) “Human Figuration and Contemplation in Islam: The Devotional Portraits of the Sufis”

(14:00–15:00) WAZAKI Seika (Chubu University) (Video Presentation) “Séance and Islam: The Eurasian Legacy as Transmitted by the Bakhshi”

(15:00–15:15 Break) (15:15–15:45) Samuel VARLEY (EPHE-GSRL / EHESS-CETOBaC) (Online Presentation) “Ethics in the Narratives of Khidr-Seekers in Contemporary Turkey”

(15:45–16:15) SUZUKI Manami (Kenan Rifai Center for Sufi Studies, Kyoto University) “The Structure of Music for Islamic Ritual in Turkey: Focused on Repetitive Singing and Call-And-Response”

February 18: 09:00–11:00 (09:00–09:30) Clara GAUTIER (Paris 1-UMR8167-CETOBaC) “The Figure of the Zâhid in His Cave: Defining the Representation of Khalwa in Persian and Turkish Manuscripts from the 15th to the 17th Century”

(09:30–10:00) Ghada Said (The University of Tokyo) (Online Presentation) “The Point under the Ba and the Point above the Noon”

(10:00–10:30) Thierry ZARCONE (CNRS-GSRL) “Second Karbala and Second Najaf from Iran and Central Asia to India: About Alternative Shi’ite Pilgrimages”

(10:30–11:00) Discussion, Closing Remarks

Sponsoring Institutes and Research Projects:
CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique)
KIAS (Center for Islamic Area Studies, Graduate School of Asian and African Studies)
SIAS (Institute of Islamic Ares Studies, Sophia University)
Kenan Rifai Center for Sufi Studies, Kyoto University
Research on Moderate Islam in the Non-Arab World: From the Cases of Indonesia, Pakistan and Turkey (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), JSPS)
Anthropological Studies on Veneration of Saints and Holy Relics in Islam and Christianity (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), JSPS)
Research on the Dynamics of the Reconstruction of Publicness in Contemporary Islam (Academic Research Promotion Fund by the Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan)