Research Meeting on Middle East and Islamic Studies

Date / Time Thu 28 Mar 2019 13:30–18:00
Venue Room 304, ILCAA
Language Japanese
Jointly sponsored by ILCAA Core Project “Political, Social and Cultural Polarization and its Backgrounds in the Middle East and the Muslim World” (MEIS2), ILCAA Forum
Admission:Free, No pre-registration is needed.
Kenichiro TAKAO (JSPS Research Fellow)
"Hisba in the Muslim Society Today: Policing Public Morality"
Aiko NISHIKIDA (ILCAA)
"After 3 Years from the "Refugee Crisis": Dynamics of Integration of Syrian Refugees in Germany"

JaCMES-AUB Lecture Meeting: Examining Najeeb Saleeby as American Colonial Advocate and Educator

Date / Time Tue 19 Mar 2019 16:00–19:00
Venue Auditorium A, West Hall, American University of Beirut
(P.O.Box 11-0236. Riyad El-Solh, Beirut 11072020. Lebanon)
Language English
Jointly sponsored by - ILCAA Japan Center for Middle Eastern Studies (JaCMES)
- ILCAA Core Project "Political, Social and Cultural Polarization and its Backgrounds in the Middle East and the Muslim World"
- American University of Beirut
Admission:Free, No pre-registration is needed.
16:00- Abdul-Rahim Abu-Husayn (American University of Beirut) Opening Remarks
16:10- Hidemitsu KUROKI (ILCAA) Introduction of the Lecturer
16:20- Nobutaka SUZUKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of Tsukuba)
“Examining Najeeb Saleeby as American Colonial Advocate and Educator”
17:00- Q & A

UMS-TUFS Exchange Lecture on Culture and Society of Southeast Asia

Date / Time Wed 13 Mar 2019 14:00–17:00
Venue Meeting Room, Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia)
Language English
Jointly sponsored by Kota Kinabaru Liaison Office, ILCAA, Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Admission:Free, No pre-registration is needed.

Report(Japanese)

Program
14:00-14:10 Marsitah Mohd Radzi (UMS) Openning Address
14:10-14:15 Ikuya TOKORO (ILCAA) Openning Address
14:15-14:55 Yukako YOSHIDA (ILCAA) ““Disabled” Bodies and Humor: Two cases of Balinese comedy theater” (tentative)
14:55-15:35 Noko KUZE (National Museum of Nature and Science) “Research and Conservation of Orangutans in Borneo and Sumatran Islands”
15:45-16:25 Sayed Uddin (International Islamic University Malaysia) “Impacts of Socio-Demographic Factors on Utilisation of Health Care Services: Empirical Evidence From Migrant Workers in Malaysia”
16:25-17:00 General Discussion

The 6th meeting : ILCAA Joint Research Project "Studies on Religious and Politico-Social Minority Groups in Middle Eastern Societies"

Workshop: Survival Strategies of Minority Groups (5)

Date / Time Fri 1 Mar 2019 10:00–14:00
Venue University of Balamand, Lebanon
Language English
Jointly sponsored by ILCAA and University of Balamand, Lebanon
Yohei KONDO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, The University of Tokyo)
"Surviving Strategies of Minority Groups in Oman"
Hidemitsu KUROKI (ILCAA)
"Surviving Strategies of Minority Groups in Syria"
Aiko NISHIKIDA (ILCAA)
"Surviving Strategies of the Palestinians in Lebanon"
Takayuki YOSHIMURA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Waseda University)
"Surviving Strategies of the Armenians"
Ray Mouawad (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Saint Joseph University)
"Surviving Strategies of Minority Groups in Lebanon"
Asuka TSUJI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kawamura Gakuen Women’s University)
"Surviving Strategies of the Copts"

The 4th meeting : ILCAA Joint Research Project "Fundamental Study on Ottoman Documents and Archives"

Date / Time Wed 27 Feb 2019 14:00–17:30
Venue Room 304, ILCAA
Language Japanese
Jointly sponsored by ILCAA Joint Research Project "Fundamental Study on Ottoman Documents and Archives" , Grant-In-Aid for Scientific Research (Principal Investigator: Yoichi TAKAMATSU (ILCAA) #17H02398)
14:00–16:00 Keiko IWAMOTO (ILCAA Junior Research Fellow)
“When did the tahrir defters disappear? :Study on the development and decline of the tax investigation register books”
Commentator: Wakako KUMAKURA (ILCAA)
16:30–17:30 General Discussion

International Conference on Progressive Civil Society

Date / Time Tue 19 Feb 2019 9:30–12:15
Venue Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesia
Language English
Jointly sponsored by - ILCAA Kota Kinabalu Liaison Office
- Universitas Ahmad Dahlan
9:30-10:15 Keynote Speaker: Haedar Nashir (Muhammadiyah) Talk on Progressive Civil Society
10:15-12:15 Talk by Invited Speakers
1. Kasiyarno, M. Hum (Universitas Ahmad Dahlan)
2. Atty.SantiagoD.Ortega,Jr. (Saint Anthony University)
3. Zainal Amin Ayub (Universiti Utara Malaysia)
4. Ikuya TOKORO (ILCAA)
5. Mitsuo NAKAMURA (Japan Foundation)

Open lecture for Japanese residences in Jakarta “Islam in Contemporary Indonesia 2”

For details, please see here.

Date / Time Sun 17 Feb 2019 13:30–16:00
Venue 2nd floor Hall, The Japan Foundation, Jakarta (Summitmas I Lt. 2,3, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman, Kav. 61-62 Jakarta 12190, Indonesia)
Language Japanese
Jointly sponsored by - ILCAA Kota Kinabalu Liaison Office
- Core research program "The potential value of indigenous knowledge in managing hazards in Asia and Africa: Anthropological explorations linking micro-macro perspectives 2"
Cooperated by - The Japan Foundation, Jakarta
- THE JAKARTA JAPAN CLUB
Admission:Free (First 100 people will be accepted.)
* For registration, please send an email to : hatao_aa_tufs@yahoo.co.jp
Inform us your name, e-mail address, and number of accompanied persons if any.

Report(Japanese)

13:30–13:35 opening
13:35–14:40 Mitsuo NAKAMURA (Emeritus Professor, Chiba University)
“An Introduction to Indonesian Islam via My Personal Experience: Knowledge Essential for Living Together with Muslims”
14:50–15:10 Q&A
15:10–15:50 Project introduction “Talk with Muslims series (TAMU)” and Q&A

The 6th meeting:ILCAA Joint Research Project "Multi-disciplinary Study on Islam and Cultural Diversity in Southeast Asia (The 3rd Term)"

Date / Time Mon 11 Feb 2019 13:30–18:30
Venue Room 306, ILCAA
Language Japanese

Report (Japanese)

Jinn NODA (ILCAA)
“Bangsmoro Organic Act and Future of Southern PhilippinesーFocusing on Maranao perspective”
Masami MORI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyoto Bunkyo University)
“History of the migration in Xinjiang, northwest of China, and its current situation”
Ikuya TOKORO (ILCAA)
“Mindanao Conflict Seen from Neighboring Countries-In Connection with Malaysia, Indonesia (tentative)”
 

The 3rd meeting : ILCAA Joint Research Project "Archival Study on Fiscal administration of Holy Shrines in Muslim Societies: The Case of the Safavid Shrine in Iran"

Date / Time Sat 9 Feb 2019 13:30–18:00 [open]
Venue Room 301, ILCAA
Language Japanese
Admission:Free, No pre-registration is needed.

Report(Japanese)

“The fiscal administration of holy shrines in Islamic societies and its historical sources: Sarih al-Milks, the collections of estate records from the Shrine of Shaykh Safi, the Safavid dynastic shrine in Iran”
13:30–14:00 Ryoko WATABE (ILCAA Joint Researcher, the University of Tokyo)
“Re-thinking the Importance of Sarih al-Milks from the Shrine of Shaykh Safi, the Safavid ancestor, for historical studies of Islamic societies: Focusing on two manuscripts of ‘Abdi Beg’s Sarih al-Milk copied in the 17th century and the early 18th century”
14:00–14:35 Yukako GOTO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kwansei Gakuin University)
“A poet bureaucrat of the early Safavid period, ‘Abdi Beg and his works”
14:35–15:10 Hiroshi ONO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyoto Tachibana University)
“On some edicts concerning the Safavid family”
15:20–15:55 Sanae TAKAGI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Waseda University)
“History of a village in Ardabil in the 14th century: Comparison of Sarih al-Milk and the relevant documents”
15:55–16:30 Naofumi ABE (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Ochanomizu University)
“The 19th century version of the Sarih al-Milk”
16:40–17:10 Comments by Yoichi TAKAMATSU (ILCAA)
17:10–18:00 General Discussion

Date / Time Sun 10 Feb 2019 11:00–16:30 [Not open to the public]
Venue Room 304, ILCAA

Report(Japanese)

“Digitization project of ‘Abdi Beg’s Sarih al-Milk”
11:00–11:30 Ryoko WATABE (ILCAA Joint Researcher, the University of Tokyo)
“Report on some problems of digitization project of ‘Abdi Beg’s Sarih al-Milk”
11:30–12:30 Comments by research members & discussion
13:30–16:00 “Study and methodological discussion on two Safavid Sarih al-Milks by ‘Abdi Beg and Sipahani”
16:00–16:30 Meeting: Planning for the second year of the project

Lecture Meeting: Post-Civil War Reconciliations and Challenges in Lebanon

For details, please see here

Date / Time Sat 9 Feb 2019 15:00–17:00
Venue Room 306, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies 3-11-1 Asahi-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-8534 Access Guide
Language English
Jointly sponsored by - The Project “Syrian Civil War in Comparison with Lebanese and Yugoslavian Civil Wars” (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) coordinated by Hidemitsu Kuroki
- The Core Project “Political, Social and Cultural Polarization and its Backgrounds in the Middle East and the Muslim World,” ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Participation: Free of charge, no registration required
Contact: Hidemitsu Kuroki (kuroki[at]aa.tufs.ac.jp) *Please change [at] to @.
Lecture by Dima de Clerck (Saint Joseph University, Beirut)
“War exit and government sponsored resettlement and reconciliations in post-war Lebanon”
Discussant : Housam Darwisheh (Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO)
Chair : Hidemitsu Kuroki (ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
<Profile of the Lecturer>
Dr. Dima de Clerck is a fellow researcher at the Institut français du Proche-Orient (IFPO) specializing in Middle Eastern studies, a lecturer in History at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and at the Saint Joseph University (USJ) in Lebanon. She holds a PhD in History from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne where she occasionally gives lectures, an MA from the Institut des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO, Paris) in Middle Eastern Studies. She is the coeditor of a book: 1860: History and Memory of a Conflict and the author of several published and forthcoming articles.
<Profile of the Discussant>
Dr. Housam Darwisheh is a researcher at Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, Japan, specializing in Middle East politics. His publications include “Ruling against Revolution: The Judiciary and the Restoration of Authoritarianism in Egypt,” IDE Middle East Review 5, 2018; “Violent Extremism in the Middle East and North Africa, Revisiting Conditions and Rethinking Solutions,” IDE Middle East Review 4, 2016; “Deciphering Syria’s Power Dynamics and Protracted Conflict,” in The Middle East Turmoil and Japanese Response, ed. Hitoshi Suzuki (Chiba: IDE, 2013).

JaCMES – LERC - KKLO Joint Roundtable "Migrants and Refugees Dynamics and Perception toward their Integration"

Date Wednesday 28 November 2018 from 14:00-18:00
Venue JaCMES (Japan Center for Middle Eastern Studies), 2nd Floor, Azarieh Building, A2-1, Bashura, Emir Bashir Street, Beirut, Lebanon
Organizers - Japan Center for Middle Eastern Studies (JaCMES), Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan
- Lebanese Research Center for Migration and Diaspora Studies (LERC), Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU), Lebanon
- Kota Kinabalu Liaison Office (KKLO), Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan
Sponsors - Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan
- Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Grant Number 17H04504

Program

Time Table
Each presentation is 20 min. followed by discussion 20 min.
14:00-14:40 Dr. Maria Bou Zeid, Chairperson of NDU Department of Media Studies
“Media coverage of forced migration between utopia and pragmatism”
14:40-15:20 Dr. Guita Hourani, Director of NDU Lebanese Research Center for Migration and Diaspora Studies (LERC)
“Why Lebanon Disapprove of any Form of "Asylum"”
15:20-15:40 Recess
15:40-16:20 Dr. Chen Tien-Shi, Professor of Waseda University
“Historical Transformation and Integration of Chines Diaspora in Japan: Case of Yokohama Chinatown”
16:20-17:00 Dr. Ikuya Tokoro, Professor of Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
“De-centralizing Cross-Border Migration Flows in Asia(TBC)”
17:00-18:00 General Discussion and Closing
Discussants Dr. Kenichi Yanai, Professor, Kwansei Gakuin Univesity
Dr. Yuko Tobinai, Associate Professor, Morioka University
Chair Dr. Aiko Nishikida Director of Japan Center for Middle Eastern Studies (JaCMES) Associate Professor, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Concept This activity to look anew at the current dynamics of migrant and refugees and perception toward their integration in some Asian countries. Migration & refugee flow have characterized Asian lives and livelihoods in different ways particularly in the last decades as mobility increased worldwide; they have affected employment, citizens-refugees relations, media perception, naturalization, international relations, settlement patterns, etc. This mobility be it forced or voluntary has shaped and changed the composition of Asian societies and given rise to complex problems and opportunities. Speakers will address a wide range of sub-disciplines of social sciences including communication, political science, human geography, and anthropology.

The 2nd meeting : ILCAA Joint Research Project "Archival Study on Fiscal administration of Holy Shrines in Muslim Societies: The Case of the Safavid Shrine in Iran"

Date / Time Sat 10 Nov 2018 13:30–18:00 / Sun 11 Nov 2018 11:00–16:30
Venue Room 302, ILCAA

Report (Japanese)

10 Nov
“Digitization and research of ‘Abdi Beg’s Sarih al-Milk, the record of Safavid shrine’s endowments from the 16th century”
Ryoko WATABE (ILCAA Joint Researcher, The University of Tokyo)
“Codicological research on three copies of 'Abdi Beg’s Sarih al-Milk: Copying and management of the record of Safavid shrine’s endowments in the 16th and 17th centuries”
Report from research members
“Digitization of 'Abdi Beg’s Sarih al-Milk”
All members
Discussion “Research method of the data of 'Abdi Beg’s Sarih al-Milk”
11 Nov
“The record of endowments and Islamic legal documents”
Yoichi YAJIMA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Nara Women’s University)
“Formats of Islamic legal documents copied in Sarih al-Milk”
Comments by research members & discussion
All members
Discussion: “Research on Sarih al-Milk as a collection of Islamic legal documents”
All members
Planning for the 3rd meeting

Practitioners and Specialist Workshop on Muslim Society in Southern Philippines

Date / Time Mon 10 Sep 2018 9:00–12:00
Venue JICA Philippines Office
Language Japanese and English
Organized by Kota Kinabalu Liaison Office, ILCAA

Report (Japanese)

9:00–11:00 Ikuya TOKORO (ILCAA), Masami MORI (Kyoto Bunkyo University)
Presentation on Muslim society in Southern Philippines
11:00–12:00 Discussion

Workshop: Survival Strategies of Minority Groups (1)

The 5th meeting : ILCAA Joint Research Project "Studies on Religious and Politico-Social Minority Groups in Middle Eastern Societies"

Date / Time Thu 6 Sep 2018 14:00–18:00 / Fri 7 Sep 2018 14:00–18:00
Venue Room 303, ILCAA
Language English
6 September
Yohei KONDO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, The University of Tokyo)
"Minority Groups in Oman and their Surviving Strategies"
Antranig DAKESSIAN (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Haigazian University)
"Surviving Strategies of Armenians in Lebanon"
Guita HOURANI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Notre Dame University)
"Surviving Strategies of the Kurds in the M.E.
7 September
Souad SLIM (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of Balamand)
"Surviving Strategies of Orthodox Christians in Lebanon"
Takayuki YOSHIMURA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Waseda University)
"Surviving Strategies of Armenians"
Hiroki WAKAMATSU (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Toros University)
"Surviving Strategies of Alevis"

Joint-Research Workshop on languages spoken in Sabah state, Malaysia

Date / Time Mon 13 - Fri 17 Aug 2018 9:00‐17:00
Venue The Loft Imago KK Times Square The Loft Residences Block B, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Language English, Malay
Jointly sponsored by - Core Project “The Potential Value of Indigenous Knowledge in Managing Hazards in Asia and Africa: The Anthropological Explorations into the Linkage of Micro-Macro Perspectives 2”,
- Core Project “Linguistic Dynamics Science3” (LingDy3),
- JSPS Program for Fostering Globally Talented Researchers, "Developing human resourses taking the lead in research on endangered and/or minority languages in an international network",
- Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) (18K00568) Principal Investigator: NOMOTO Hiroki, "Microvariation in passives and corpus and lexical resource development for regional Malay varieties"

Report (Japanese)

Participants :
Asako Shiohara (ILCAA)
Hiroki Nomoto (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Yoshimi MIYAKE (Akita University)
Kartini Abd. Wahab (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
Remmy Gedat(Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)
David Moeljadi(Nanyang Technological University)
Remmy Gedat(Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)
Native Speaker Consultants :
Mohd Izzuddin Fitri Bin Abd Aziz (Bahasa Melayu Brunei)
Reo Richie H Bating (Bahasa Dusun)

International Workshop on Islam and Cultural Diversity in Southeast Asia

The 5th meeting, ILCAA Joint Research Project "Multi-disciplinary Study on Islam and Cultural Diversity in Southeast Asia(The 3rd Term)-Dynamics of Conflict and Co-existence"

Date / Time Sun 5 Aug 2018 14:00–20:00
Venue Hotel Meridien Kota Kinabalu (Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia)
Language English
Jointly sponsored by Joint Research Project “Multi-disciplinary Study on Islam and Cultural Diversity in Southeast Asia (The 3rd Term): Dynamics of Conflict and Co-existence” and Kota Kinabalu Liaison Office, ILCAA

Report(Japanese)

14:00–14:10 Ikuya TOKORO (ILCAA) Opening address
14:10–14:50 Masaaki OKAMOTO (ILCAA Joint Researcher,Kyoto University)
Presentation1: “Moderate and Tolerant Discourse in Indonesian Islam and Beyond”
14:50–15:30 Nobutaka SUZUKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of Tsukuba)
Presentation2: “The Muslims between Two Empires: John Finley and His Colonial Experiments in the Southern Philippines”
15:50–16:30 A. Rahman Tang Abdullah (UMS)
Presentation3: “The Origins of Islam and Diversity in the Malay Society: Conceptualising Islamic Laws in Selected Malay Legal Text”
16:30–16:50 Shamsul A. B. (ILCAA Joint Researcher, UKM)
Comments
16:50–18:00 Discussion
18:00- Hisao TOMIZAWA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of Shizuoka)
Closing remarks

The 4th meeting:ILCAA Joint Research Project "Multi-disciplinary Study on Islam and Cultural Diversity in Southeast Asia (The 3rd Term)"

Date / Time 15 July 2018 (Sun.) 13:30–18:40
Venue Room 306, ILCAA

Report (Japanese)

Kazuhiro ARAI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Keio University)
"Islam and “Arab” in Indonesia: recent situation in religious and political spheres"
Takashi KAWABATA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, UZABASE)
"The Regime Change in Malaysia: Exploring Implications of the 14 General Elections"
Hisanori KUSAKABE (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
"Islam and Rohingya Issue in Bangladesh:Two years since the Dhaka Attack"

The 1st meeting : ILCAA Joint Research Project "Archival Study on Fiscal administration of Holy Shrines in Muslim Societies: The Case of the Safavid Shrine in Iran"

Date / Time Sat 2 Jun 2018 13:30–18:00 / Sun 3 Jun 2018 11:00–16:30
Venue Room 304, ILCAA

Report (Japanese)

2 Jun
Ryoko WATABE (ILCAA Joint Researcher, The University of Tokyo)
“Two Sarih al-Milks, the collections of estate records of the Safavid shrine: Their history, archival functions and previous studies” “Research plan of this joint research project”
Naofumi ABE (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Ochanomizu University), Nobuaki KONDO (ILCAA)
“Comments: Possibilites of Sarih al-Milks as sources for historial and archival studies”
All members
General discussion
3 Jun, Workshop on manuscript studies of Sarih al-Milks
All members
General analysis of manuscripts of Sarih al-Milks
All members
Analysis and methodological discussion of manuscripts of‘Abdi Beg’s Sarih al-Milk

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