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Surveying Sacred Space

An Interdisciplinary, Interfaith Symposium

 

DAY ONE

Friday, February 17, 2012 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Hahn Fireside Room, Seaver College


1:30-1:45pm
Welcome and Introduction

David Simonowitz, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies, International Studies and Languages Division, Pepperdine University

1:45-3:30pm
Jewish Traditions and Sacred Space

Rebecca Golbert, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, International Studies and Languages Division, Pepperdine University, and Co-Director, Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies

"SACRED OR PROFANE?: THE JEWISH DOMESTICATION OF PUBLIC SPACE"

Karla Goldman, Ph.D., Sol Drachler Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Director of the Jewish Communal Leadership Program

"GENDER, DECORUM, AND AESTHETICS IN THE SHAPING OF THE AMERICAN SYNAGOGUE"

 Robert Lloyd, PhD, Associate Professor of International Relations and Public Policy, International Studies and Languages & Public Policy

"WE ARE HERE AND YOU ARE THERE: NEGOTIATING TERRITORY AND BORDERS IN A MIXED UP WORLD"

Sienna Jackson, Pepperdine Seaver student, Journalism

"THE LIFE AND WORKS OF RASHID AL-DIN: JEWISH VIZIER IN THE MONGOL ILKHANID COURT"

3:30pm-3:45pm
Coffee Break

3:45pm-5:30pm
Spatial Practices in Early and Late Antiquity

Cynthia Colburn, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History, Fine Arts Division, Pepperdine University

"SACRED SPACES AND THE POLITICS OF PERFORMANCE IN EARLY BRONZE AGE CRETE"

AnnI.Steinsapir, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History, Fine Arts Division, Pepperdine University

"THE NARRATIVE OF A SACRED LANDSCAPE IN THE BEQQA VALLEY IN LATE ANTIQUITY"

Susan Graham, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology, Saint Peter’s College

"STEPHEN'S RELICS: JEWS AND CHRISTIANS IN EARLY BYZANTINE JERUSALEM"

Courtney Bryant, Pepperdine University Seaver College Student, Communications (Broadcast News)

"THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN THE EARLY MUSLIM PERIOD"


DAY TWO

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, 9:00am-3:45pm

CCB 140, Seaver College, Pepperdine University, Malibu

 

9:00-10:15 a.m.
Pilgrimage and Visitation in the Islamic World

Anna Tiner, Pepperdine University Seaver College Student, Art History

"TRANSFORMATION OF A SUFI SHRINE: FROM A SPIRITUAL COMPLEX TO A DYNASTIC EDIFICE"

Cory Batza, Pepperdine University Seaver College Student, Pre-Business Administration

"SUFISM, ZIYARA, AND THE MAUSOLEUM OF IMAM SHAFI"

David Simonowitz, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies, International Studies and Languages Division, Pepperdine University

"PILGRIMAGE AND SACRED SPACE IN THE LATE-OTTOMAN MIDDLE EAST"

10:15am-10:30am
Coffee Break

10:30am-12:00pm
Strategies of Re-conceiving Ritual Space

Joanne Punzo-Waghorne, Ph.D., Professor of Religion, Syracuse University

"READING WALDEN POND AT MARINA BAY SANDS -- SINGAPORE"

Kristen Kesonen, Pepperdine University Seaver College Student, Art History

"THE FATIMID DYNASTY AND THE IMPACT OF ISMA'ILISM ON THE MOSQUES OF AL-AZHAR AND AL-AQMAR IN CAIRO"

Munir A. Shaikh, M.A., Adjunct Professor, Claremont Lincoln University, and Executive Director of the Institute on Religion and Civic Values

"SPACE INVADERS: CONTEMPORARY MUSLIM-AMERICAN DEBATES REGARDING GENDERED MOSQUE CONFIGURATIONS"

Sabena Virani, Pepperdine University Seaver College Student, International Studies

"SOCIAL NETWORKING AS A SAFE SPACE AND SACRED SPACE"

12:00-1:00pm
LUNCH BREAK

1:00pm-3:30pm
Sacralizing Cities and the Transformation of a Nation

David Bains, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religion, Samford University

"PLACING DENOMINATIONS IN MID-NINETEENTH-CENTURY WASHINGTON, DC"

Jeanne Kilde, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Religious Studies, University of Minnesota

"THE MOSAIC OF RELIGION AND ETHNICITY IN THE TWIN CITIES, 1849-1924"

Leonard Primiano, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Religious Studies, Cabrini College

"'I HAVE MADE PHILADELPHIA THE INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY SEAT OF THE WORLD!' FATHER DIVINE'S SACRALIZATION OF THE AMERICAN CITY AND SUBURBS"

 3:30pm-3:45pm
Closing Remarks