Legitimate and Illegitimate Violence in Islamic Thought

 

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"

 

1120 Tea/Coffee

 

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”

 

1310 Lunch

 

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"

 

1530 Tea/Coffee

 

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

1700 Close

 

1930 Evening Meal

 

Tuesday 18th December

 

Participants depart

 

The LIVIT project is funded by the Global Uncertainties programme of the Research Councils UK:

www.globaluncertainties.org.uk

There is no charge for attending the workshop, but places are limited.  To reserve a place contact the LIVIT project administrator, Jane Clark jane.clark@exeter.ac.uk

 

 

 

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