Research Activities

Congress

WOCMES Seville 2018(Fifth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies)

Center for Islamic Studies (Sophia University) will hold three Panel Sessions on WOCMES Seville 2018(Fifth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies).

《PA-187》 Religious Practices using Commodities in Consumer Societies.
【Organizer】FUTATSUYAMA Tatsuro(Heian Jogakuin (St.Agnes') University)
【Date】July 18th, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
【Venue】The University of Seville, Room 111
【Chair】FUTATSUYAMA Tatsuro(Heian Jogakuin (St.Agnes') University)
【Presentation】
KONDO Fumiya(Sophia University):Mawlids and “Mawlid Sweets” in Contemporary Egypt: Festivities beyond a Specific Time and Space.
FUTATSUYAMA Tatsuro(Kyoto University):Qur’ānic Commodities in Ordinary Muslims’ Space: Focusing on Interior Ornaments and Calendars in Tunisia'
KOMAKI Sachiyo(Takasaki City University of Economics):The Cult of Islamic Relics and the Religious Goods in Contemporary India
FUJIWARA Kuniko(Koshien University):Holy Water for a Subtle Flavor in Cooking and Relationships: Dimensions of Daily Consumption of Religious Materials in Catholic Malta

《PA-241》 Visits to Saintly Places in the Age of Globalization
【Organizer】AKAHORI Masayuki(Sophia University)
【Date】July 19th, 2018, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
【Venue】The University of Seville, Room 120
【Chair】YASUDA Shin(Takasaki City University of Economics)
【Presentation】
YAMAMOTO Kensuke (Kyoto University):Revitalizing Holy Places and Urban Society in Nostalgia: Collective Pilgrimage Campaign to Al-Aqsa Mosque and Socio-Economic Dynamics of Jerusalem
TONAGA Yasusi(Kyoto University):Theoretical Basis for the Visit to the Saints’ Places in the Islamic Thought
YASUDA Shin(Takasaki City University of Economics):Remembrance at Holy Places: Religious Capital and Shi’ite Religious Places in Syria in the Era of Crisis
MIYOKAWA Hiroko(Tokyo University of Foreign Studies):The Discovery of the Pilgrim City of Abu Mena and the Revival of St. Menas Veneration

【PA-187 and PA-241 are organized as follows】
・NIHU Area Studies Project for the Modern Middle East, Center for Islamic Studies, Sophia University
・NIHU Area Studies Project for the Modern Middle East, Center for Islamic Area Studies, Graduate School of Asian and African Studies, Kyoto University
・Anthropological Studies on Veneration of Saints and Relics in the Mediterranean World (JSPS [B])
・Structural Comprehension of Islamic Mysticism: Investigation into Sufism–Tariqa–Saint Cults Complex (JSPS [A])
・Comparative Area Studies on Conflicts, Interactions, and Reconciliations between Islam and Other Religions Including Christianity (Sophia University Special Grant for Academic Research)
・Kenan Rifai Center for Sufi Studies, Kyoto University

《PA-339》 A Reconsideration of Public Spheres from a Grass-root Perspective– Historical and Contemporary Approaches
【Organizer】IWASAKI Erina(Sophia University)
【Date】July 20th, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
【Venue】The University of Seville, Room 111
【Chair】IWASAKI Erina(Sophia University)
【Presentation】
INABA Nanako(Sophia University):Post-Colonial Social Movements in France
YOSHIMURA Takenori(Daito Bunka University):The Urban Life, Public Sphere and its Concept in the Muslim Cities: An Analysis of Sabir-Kuttabs in Historic Cairo
KISAICHI Masatoshi(Sophia University):The Zawiya as an Asylum in Medieval Maghreb – A Reconsideration of the Public Sphere within an Islamic Context
KITAZAWA Yoshiyuki(Kyoto Sangyo University):Diwan as a Public Space in Jordan, Case Study in Northern Jordan
OKADO Masaki(Sophia University):Upper Egyptian Migrant Workers in the City making Their Own Place in a Traditional Coffee Shop
FUKAMI Naoko(Japan Society for the Promotion of Science):Changing Borders of Public and Private Spaces in Cairo - The Case of Souq al-Silah

【PA-339 is organized as follows】
・NIHU Area Studies Project for the Modern Middle East, Center for Islamic Studies, Sophia University
・Comparative Area Studies on Conflicts, Interactions, and Reconciliations between Islam and Other Religions Including Christianity (Sophia University Special Grant for Academic Research)


Research Activities

  • Sophia and Waseda Joint Research Prokect Histories and Current Circumstances of Interreliglous Relations in Asia and Africa
  • isramic area studies, sophia university(2006-2015)
  • Inter-University Research Institute Corporation National Institutes for the Humanities
  • Center for Modern Middle East Studies, National Museum of Ethnology
  • Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
  • Center for Islamic Area Studies at Kyoto University
  • Graduate school of international resource sciences,akita univercity
  • Organization for Islamic Area Studies,Waseda University
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