Research Activities

Anthropology and History Reaearch Group: SIAS/KIAS-CNRS Online Joint Seminar on 18 March, 2022

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: 18 March, 2022 (Fri.), 18:00-20:30 (10:00-12:30 in Paris)
Venue: Online meeting

Opening Remarks: İdiris Danışmaz (Kyoto University)

Presentation 1: FUJIMOTO Azusa (Kyoto University) “Sufi Psychotherapy in Turkey: The Potentiality of Sufism in the Psychiatric Field”
Chair: TONAGA Yasushi (Kyoto University)

Presentation 2: Yana PAK (EHESS, CETOBaC) “Sufism in the Süleymancı Movement”
Chair: TAKAHASHI Kei (Toyo University)

Presentation 3: Makbule Nur AYAN (EHESS, CNRS-CETOBaC), “The Ahmad Yasavi Shrine and the Transformation of Turkestan into the ‘Spiritual Capital of the Turkic World’”
Chair: AKAHORI Masayuki (Sophia University)

Presentation 4: HARA Rikuo (Kyoto University) “Ḥanbalī Sufism in Damascus: The Case of Ibn Qayyim al-Jawzīya”
Chair: Thierry ZARCONE (CNRS)

Closing Remarks: Alecandre PAPAS (CNRS-CETOBaC)

* This seminar shows the achievement of the research activities of the 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], 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,” and the Center for Islamic Area Studies, Kyoto University (KIAS), the Center for Islamic Studies at Sophia University (SIAS).

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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