For details of our first LIVIT workshop, "Modern Salafism: Doctrine, Politics, Jihad", click here.
Conceptions of Violence in Modern Shi’ism
A One-Day Workshop
Legitimate and Illegitimate Violence in Islamic Thought Project
Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter
17th December 2012
Sunday 16th December
PM and Evening: Participants arrive
Monday 17th December:
0930 Rob Gleave (LIVIT Director): Welcome
1000 Ali-Reza Bhojani (Al-Mahdi Institute, Birmingham and University of Durham) "Shi'i Ethical Thought and the Regulation of Legitimate/Illegitimate force in Islam"
1040 Ori Goldberg (Tel Aviv University): "Making the Word Strange: The Nuclear Fatwa and the Violence of Discourse"
1150 Robert Riggs (University of Bridgeport): “What Constitutes Force and How is it Applied? Activism and Quietism in the Thought of Sistani and Fadlallah”
1230 Bianka Speidl (LIVIT PhD Student, University of Exeter): “Muhammad Husayn Fadlallah and the Logic of Force”
1410 Rachel Kantz Feder (Tel Aviv University): “The Use of Violence in Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr's Thought and Activism: Between Hagiography and Historiography”
1450 Sarah Elibiary (Islamic Reformulations Research Fellow, University of Exeter): "Violence incitement in Shi'i discourses: war in Iraq"
1600 Samer El-Karanshawy (University of Oxford and Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies): "From Debating the Martyrdom of Husayn to the “Logic of Resistance”: Violence and Revolution in Lebanese Shi'i Thought"
1650 Robert Gleave: Closing Remarks
1930 Evening Meal
Tuesday 18th December
The LIVIT project is funded by the Global Uncertainties programme of the Research Councils UK:
There is no charge for attending the workshop, but places are limited. To reserve a place contact the LIVIT project administrator, Jane Clark email@example.com