Research Activities

Anthropology and History Reaearch Group: SIAS/KIAS-CNRS Online Joint Seminar on 19 February, 2021

The Anthropology and History Group of the Institute for Islamic Studies held an online seminar with the Center for Islamic Area Studies of Kyoto University (KIAS) and the Group of Society, Religions, and Laïcités (GSRL) of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). The seminar was semi-closed, and the KIAS was the main organizer of this seminar.

Date & Time: 19 February, 2021 (Fri.), 18:00-20:00 (10:00-12:00 in Paris)
Venue: Online meeting

Chair: Alexandre Papas (CNRS-CETOBAC/EHESS-PSL)
Presentation 1: HOMMA Ryusei (Kyoto University) “Traditionalist ʿUlamā and Sufism in Colonial South Asia: Ashraf ʿAlī Thānavī’s Conception of Waḥda al-Wujūd and his Logic of Defending Ibn ʿArabī”
Presentation 2: Muhammad TOUSEEF (CNRS-GSRL-EPHE/EHESS/CETOBAC-PSL) “Sufi Ritual of Bayʿa at the Dargah of Chishtiyya ʿUbaydiyya Silsila in Multan, Pakistan”
Presentation 3: HARA Rikuro (Kyoto University) “Ḥanbalī School and Sufism: Ibn Qayyim al-Jawzīya and His Time”
Closing Remarks: TONAGA Yasushi (Kyoto University)

* This seminar shows the achievement of the research activities of the Center for Islamic Area Studies, Kyoto University (KIAS), the Center for Islamic Studies at Sophia University (SIAS), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) “Structural Comprehension of Islamic Mysticism: Investigation into Sufism, Tariqa, Saint Cults Complex” [JSPS KAKENHI JP16H01904], Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) “Anthropological Studies on Veneration of Saints and Holy Relics in Islam and Christianity” [JSPS JP19H00564], and the Collaborative Research Project with the Kenan Rifai Center for Sufi Studies of Kyoto University, “Histories and Current Situations of Interreligious Relations in Asia and Africa.”

Research Activities

  • Sophia and Waseda Joint Research Project Histories and Current Situations 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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