Group for Experimental Methods in Humanistic Research
at Columbia University

A History of Difference: Piety and Space in Early Modern West Asia

WORKSHOP on 04 May 2017
⌖ Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall
with contribution from:
  • Manan Ahmed
  • Guy Burak
  • Ananya Chakravarti
  • Carl Ernst
  • Supriya Gandhi
  • Rozaliya Garipova
  • Ahmed F Ibrahim
  • Katharina Ivanyi
  • Anubhuti Maurya
  • Fatma Müge Göçek
  • Aslı Niyazioğlu
  • Ayfer Karakaya-Stump
  • Audrey Truschke
  • Taymiya R. Zaman

This conference brings together scholars working broadly in Ottoman and Mughal pasts to converse, consult, and present what ways of thinking and doing difference are recoverable to us. This workshop will take as its objective a grounded history of difference narrated in diverse textual and visual cultures. We aim to incorporate venues beyond the legal—histories, hagiographies, travel accounts, visual and material culture—into the discussions of the contemporary.

Funding & Support


Thursday, May 4th, 2017 | Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall

Keynote conversation, 4:00 p.m.

Fatma Müge Göçek, Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan)

Carl Ernst (William R. Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Friday, May 5th, 2017 | Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall

8:30 a.m. : Coffee & Introduction

9:00 - 10:10 a.m. : Panel I

10:20 - 11:30 a.m. : Panel II

11:40 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. : Panel III

2:00 - 3:10 p.m. : Panel IV

3:20 - 4:30 p.m. : Panel V

4:30 - 5:00 p.m. : Concluding Remarks


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