(Un)Disciplining Islamic Studies
(Un) Disciplining Islamic Studies
This working group brings together a community of faculty members and graduate students at the University of Toronto who work on Islamic Studies across a variety of disciplines. We have two goals for the coming year:
The workshop will meet monthly. Each meeting will be led by a faculty member, and will centre around a classic reading that highlights a particular theoretical and/or methodological approach; these readings will be paired with a primary source (text, ethnographic description, field notes) that will offer a point of departure for addressing the implications and limitations of different theoretical frameworks and methodologies. A final half-day session will be held in April 2012 in which graduate students will be invited to follow the same pattern of discussion.
Tod Lawson, Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
Secil Dagtas, Anthropology