Institut für den Nahen und Mittleren Osten



Vortragsreihe: Configurations of Race, Religion and Language in Modern Knowledge

Vortragsreihe "Configurations of Race, Religion and Language in Modern Knowledge" am Institut für Islamwissenschaft der Freien Universität Berlin

25.04.2019 – 11.07.2019


Thursdays 6 - 8 pm, Room 2.2059 (Holzlaube)

April 25

Translating In-Justice

Emily Apter (New York University / American Academy of Berlin)

May 2

Conditions of Secularity: The Novel and Collective Religious Imaginaries

Ayman El-Desouky (Doha Institute for Graduate Studies)

May 9

Semites, Then, Now, and Later

Gil Hochberg (Columbia University)

May 16

Diachronic Violence, Materiality and Theories of Recognition

Reinhard Bernbeck (Freie Universität Berlin)

May 23

The Anthropologist as Reader

Brinkley Messick (Columbia University)

May 28 (Tuesday)

Religion, Race, and Memory

Gil Anidjar (Columbia University)


June 6 (Room 0.2051)

Rejecting Judeo-Christian Privilege: The First Step Towards Semitic Solidarity

Anya Topolski (Radboud Universiteit)


June 13

The Question of Judeo-Arabic: Nation, Partition, and the Linguistic Imaginary

Ella Shohat (New York University)


June 20

The Dark Side of Modern Religion

Theodore Vial (Iliff School of Theology)


June 27

Race and the Rule of Law: How to Turn a People into a Race

Falguni Sheth (Emory University)


July 4

Translating the Revolution, Revolutionary Translation

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi (Princeton University)


July 11

The Fall of Boundaries: The State and Religion

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi (Princeton University)


A lecture series by the Institute of Islamic Studies and the Seminar for Arabic Studies of FU Berlin
Organized by Schirin Amir-Moazami and Islam Dayeh