Legitimate and Illegitimate Violence in Islamic Thought

News (as of 31/10/2012)

 

 

UPDATED PROGRAMME: LIVIT to co-host Islam in Central Asia: Politics, Society and Resistance Conference with the Arab Center for Research and Strategic Studies.  The conference will be held at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, 24th-25th November 2012.  Conference programme and registration details are available here.

LIVIT workshop "Conceptions of Violence in Modern Shi'ism" to be held 17th December 2012, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter.  Details here.

Islamic Reformulations Research Fellow appointed: Dr Sarah Elibiary will begin work on the Islamic Reformulations project, which will continue the work of LIVIT over the next 3 years, on 1st November 2012.  Background and details available here.

Istvan Kristo-Nagy presented a paper entitled “Migrant mirrors, audacious masks and multifaced audiences. Advisors at the edge of power and death in the Kalīla wa-Dimna. at the conference Meanings of MORALIA. Mirrors for Princes and Ethical Instruction at Court and in Society in Western Asia. Saturday 27 October 2012, University of Cambridge.  Further details available here.

Rob Gleave and Istvan Kristo-Nagy attend RCUK Global Uncertainties Ideas and Beliefs Showcase event at RUSI, Monday 1st October.  Detailshere.

Tayyeb Mimouni to give paper entitled "The Stance of Salafis towards Man-Made laws" at NWO-AHRC sponsored workshop "The Shari'a Project" in Leiden, 10th-12th September 2012.  For further details click here, and for a workshop programme, click here

3rd LIVIT Conference, 3rd-4th September 2012 Programme: "Legitimate and Illegitimate Violence in Classical Islamic Thought".  For a report, click here.

Rob Gleave awarded a Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellowship entitled "Islamic Reformulations: Belief, Governance, Violence".  The project continues and develops the work of LIVIT. Details here. Advertisement for the project's Research Fellow :  closing date 18th September 2012.  Details here.

LIVIT to co-host Islam in Central Asia: Ritual, Politics and Resistance Conference with the Arab Center for Research and Strategic Studies.  The conference will be held at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter, 24th-25th November 2012.  Details to follow soon.

LIVIT members presented at the School of Abbasid Studies conference, 11th-14th July 2012, held in The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Exeter. Istvan Kristo-Nagy gave the paper Marriage after Rape:The Iranian Revival after the Post Conquest Trauma as reflected in Ibn al-Muqaffa'’s oeuvre and Rob Gleave presented a paper Self-harm and suicide in early Imāmī law and theology.  LIVIT also sponsored the panel "Warfare, Violence and Heresy" at the Conference.

Rob Gleave is awarded a Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellowship for his project "Islamic Reformulations: Belief, Governance, Violence", to continue the work of LIVIT between 2013 and 2015.  Details here.

Istvan Kristo-Nagy publishes two new studies: "Quelles étaient les raisons de la première inquisition en Islam? L’importance de la zandaqa dans l’histoire des religions et de la pensée" (details here) and "Who shall educate whom? The official and the sincere version of Ibn al-Muqaffa'’s theory on intellectual hierarchy, and the role of the elite in the formative period of Islam".

The LIVIT project convenes "Modern Salafism: Doctrine, Politics, Jihad", a one day seminar was held on 25th April 2012, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter.  A full programme is available here. Workshop report, now available here

Rob Gleave gives the paper "Self-killing, Martyrdom and the Imam's Example" at the Sacrifice and Death in modern Islam conference, Institute of Advanced Studies, Jerusalem, 11th-13th June 2013. Conference details click here.

Istvan Kristo-Nagy ("Why the takfir of the zanadiqa? Struggle and Interaction between monotheism and dualism") and Robert Gleave ("Takfir and Taqiyya in Medieval Shii Fiqh") both presented papers at the International Conference Takfir: a Diachronic Perspective to be held at the Centro De Cientias Humanas y Sociales in Madrid, 24th-26th October 2011. For details click here.

Istvan Kristo-Nagy presented a paper entitled "The Status of Intellectuals as a point of bifurcation in the social evolution of the West and of Islamdom: the Case of Ibn al-Muqaffa'" at the Centro De Cientias Humanas y Sociales in Madrid on 24th November 2011. For details, click here.

Istvan Kristo-Nagy is to present a paper at the meeting of the Middle East Studies Association in Washington DC, on 3rd December 2011, entitled "Iranian Revival after post-conquest trauma as reflected in Ibn al-Muqaffa''s Oeuvre" - on a panel for the Association for the Study of Persianate Societies, for details, click here.

Robert Gleave addressed US Navy Midshipmen on Islamic law and Shiism as USNA, Annapolis, on 11th October 2011: for details, click here

Istvan Kristo-Nagy presented at the colloquium, Representing Administration and Bureaucracy in Historical Perspective (University of Liverpool, 27-29 October 2011).  His paper was titled: 'Wisdom versus wildness. How to tame killing kings and punish cunning careerists?"  For details, click hereRobert Gleave presented at the confernece The Qur'an: Text and Culture, 10th-12th November 2011, with a paper looking at Quranic and non-Quranic justifications for violence in modern Shi'i Messianism ("The Expendable Qur’an in Modern Shi’i Messianism").  For details click here.

Report on the Second LIVIT conference, Legimitate and Illegitimate Violence in Early Islamic Thought, held 5-6 September 2011 at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Exeter.  Click here.

LIVIT Conference: Legitimate and Illegitimate Violence in Early Islam, 5th-6th September 2011, University of Exeter: Programme and registration details.

LIVIT Panel at The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies Conference: 27th-29th June 2011, University of Exeter: Rob Gleave will chair the panel, including the following papers:

Istvan Kristo-Nagy: “Rebelling Devil and Revengeful God. Who is the originator of violence and who is the originator of the arts?”

Bianka Speidl: "Shi'i 'liberation theology' - political and religious argumentation in the thought of Muhammad Hussain Fadlallah"

Mohammed Ali: "The Sacred, Divine Code of Conduct: Al-Wala' wal Bara' (Loyalty and Disavowal) in Modern Salafism"

Tayyeb Mimouni: "Salafi Reactions to the 25th January Revolution in Egypt"

Click here for details of the BRISMES conference; click here for details of BRISMES.

 

Istvan Kristo-Nagy gives lecture at the Trinity College Dublin, 16th June 2011, at the Empires and Bureaucracy Colloquium. The paper was entitled:

Ibn al-Muqaffa', The Wise Jackal: Conflict and Cooperation between Arab Rulers and Persian Bureaucrats at the Formation of the Islamic empire.

 

Bianka Speidl, LIVIT PhD student, gives a paper at the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies Inaugral postgraduate Conference, University of Exeter, 21st May 2011, entitled “The Evolvement of the Palestinian Issue in the Discourse of Muhammad Husayn Fadlallah (1345-2010, for details, click here

Rob Gleave to give plenary presentation at the East-West Philosophers conference, entitled "Ethics, Harm and Money: Economics as a substitute for violence in Islamic jurisprudence", May 2011

Istvan Kristo-Nagy gives lecture at the Virginia Military Institute March 2011 at the East Meets West Conference: The paper was entitled, "A Violent, Irrational and Unjust God, antique and medieval criticism of Jehovah"

Istvan Kristo-Nagy gives lecture at SocRel (British Sociology Association Sociology of Religion) Study Day

February 2011

 

Istvan Kristo-Nagy gives lecture at SocRel (standing in for Robert Gleave) on "An Overview of Historical Evolution of Attitudes to Violence in Islamic Thought"

 

 

Robert Gleave to give lecture at AKU-ISMU 

January 2011

 

Robert Gleave to give lecture AKU-ISMU on Thursday 3rd February 2011, "Cutting and Killing: Justified Violence in Islamic Thought"

 

Istvan Kristo-Nagy gives lecture at the Institut Catholique de Toulouse 

January 2011 at the conference "Christianismes Islams et Sociétés Arabes"

The paper was entitled, "Quelles étaient les raisons de la première inquisition en Islam?"

 

Robert Gleave gave the first annual LUCIS lecture at Leiden University
October 2010

Robert Gleave is to give a public lecture in Leiden University Center for the Study of Islam and Society entitled “Justifications for Violence in Islamic Thought” on Wednesday 6th October 2010, 17.00.
More details here

 

First LIVIT confernece held at the University of Exeter

September 2010

More details here

 

Rob Gleave's introduction to the LIVIT project, previously available on the Global Uncertainties Website (press play below)

 

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