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10th U-M Pakistan Conference - Religious Landscapes

Registration for this Zoom workshop is required, and you may do so here.


Friday, April 2, 2021

Opening Remarks  (9:30-9:45)

Panel 1: Religious Thought and Tradition Among Differences (9:45-11:15)

Ali Usman Qasmi (Associate Professor of History, Lahore University of Management Sciences), “One Nation, One ‘Id?: Controversies About Moon Sightings in Pakistan

SherAli Tareen (Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Franklin and Marshall College), “The Promise and Peril of Hindu-Muslim Friendship

Simon Wolfgang Fuchs (Lecturer in Islamic and Middle East Studies, University of Freiburg), "Potentials of Periphery: How Pakistan's Religious Scholars Engage Global Islam

Film-Screening Break (11:15-11:45)

The Making of Teesri Dhun (The Third Tune, 2015)Jo Range Sarange (Any Color You Like, My Love, 2015and Vadhai (The Gift, 2019)

Performing Pieties (11:45-12:45)

Claire Pamment (Assistant Professor of World Theatre, The College of William and Mary), "Performing Pieties in Pakistan’s Transgender Rights Movement"

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Opening Remarks (9:30-9:45)

Panel 2: Crossing Islamic Frontiers (9:45-11:15)

Neelam Khoja (Inter-Asia Connections Postdoctoral Associate at the Macmillan Center, Yale University), "Afghan Spaces in Early Modern 'Pakistan"

Nosheen Ali (Global Faculty-in-Residence at the Gallatin School, New York University), "Mannkahat: Poetic Knowledge and Shah Abdul Latif through Sur"

Teren Sevea (Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, Harvard Divinity School), “Pakistan Dreams: Visions of Islamic Statehood from the East’”

Break (11:15-11:30)

KeynoteJamal Elias (Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania) (11:30-1:00)

"Glimpsing History Through Literature's Window: Religious Sentiments, Emotional Styles, Punjabi Poets"