International Workshop "Syrian Civil War: Comparative Perspectives with Lebanese and Yugoslavian Civil Wars"

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Date / Time Sat 2 Feb 2019 13:00–18:00
Venue The Library Hall, Izumi Campus, Meiji University
1-9-1 Eifuku, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-8555, JAPAN
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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 Graduate School of Humanities, Meiji University
- The Project “Russia as a Military Power in the Middle East and the Black Sea Rim” (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) coordinated by Kimitaka Matsuzato
- 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
Admission: Free
Contact: Hidemitsu Kuroki (kuroki[at]aa.tufs.ac.jp) *Please change [at] to @.
13:00 Opening the doors
13:30-13:50 Hidemitsu Kuroki (ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
“Preamble: Syrian civil war in comparative perspectives”
13:50-14:30 Dima de Clerck (Saint Joseph University, Beirut)
“The war on civilians: Living and surviving on a daily basis during a ‘civil’ war”
14:30-15:10 Danilo Mandić (Harvard University)
“War, camps, and Syrian refugees: Precedents and politics”
15:10-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:10 Karim Makdisi (American University of Beirut)
“Reflecting international order: United Nations interventions during the Lebanese and Syrian civil wars”
16:10-16:50 Andrey Edemskiy (Institute for Slavic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)
“Russia’s foreign policy from passive embedding into the unipolar world to active actions in a multipolar international community: The example of post-Yugoslav space and Syria (1991 ‒ the present)”
16:50-17:10 Coffee Break
17:10-18:00 Comments by Tetsuya Sahara (Meiji University) followed by general discussion
Chair: Kenichiro Takao (ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

International Conference “Kingship, Ideology, Discourse: Legitimation of Islamicate Dynasties”

Program

Date / Time Sat 15 Dec 2018 14:00–17:00 / Sun 16 Dec 2018 10:30–17:00
Venue Room 304, ILCAA
Language English
Jointly sponsored by - Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) “Kingship and legitimacy of the Islamic dynasties from the perspective of the early modern empires” (15H01895)
- Core Project “Political, Social and Cultural Polarization and its Backgrounds in the Middle East and the Muslim World”
Admission: Free
Note: If you would like to attend the symposium, please contact us by e-mail before 13 December. E-mail: n-kondo[at]aa.tufs.ac.jp *Please change [at] to @.
Saturday, December 15
14:00–14:20 Introduction  Nobuaki Kondo
Literature and legitimacy  Chair: Kazuo Morimoto
14:20–15:00 Louise Marlow, Wellesley College
"Articulations of Legitimacy in Mirrors for Princes of the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries"
15:00–15:40 Osamu Otsuka, the University of Tokyo
“The Flowering of Persian Literature under the Patronage of the Hazaraspid Dynasty: How did Local Rulers Legitimate Their Rule in the Late Ilkhanid Period?”
15:50–16:30 Shahzad Bashir, Brown University
“Legitimacy in Rhyme and Meter: Poetry in Timurid and Safavid Historiography”
16:30–17:00 Discussion
Sunday, December 16
Ideology and Religion  Chair: Yukako Goto
10:30–11:10 Matthew Melvin-Koushki, University of South Carolina
“A Timurid Iamblichus in Search of a Julian: Ibn Turka as Early Modern Philhellenizing Imperial Ideologue.”
11:10–11:50 Masaki Sugiyama, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
“For the Sufi Shaykh or for the "Mahdi's Son"?: The Re-examination of the Relation between Sultan Husayn Mirza and Shah Qasim Faydbakhsh”
Ottoman discourses  Chair: Hiroyuki Ogasawara
13:00–13:40 Retsu Hashizume, Chiba Institute for Science
“Luṭfī Pasha’s theory of the caliphate”
13:40–14:20 Christopher Markiewicz, University of Birmingham
“Persian Emigres and Ottoman Discourses of Rule in the Early Sixteenth Century”
From Egypt to Afghanistan  Chair: Jun Akiba
14:40–15:20 Hüseyin Yılmaz, George Mason University
“An Egyptian Perspective on Ottoman Legitimacy in the Seventeenth Century: Mer’i b. Yusuf’s Golden Necklaces on the Virtues of the Ottoman Dynasty”
15:20–16:00 Nobuaki Kondo, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
“Sunni Rule over Shi‘i Population: Legitimation of Afghan Rulers in Iran, 1722–29”
16:10–17:00 General Discussion

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