Universality in Islamic Thought (Day 2)
18th Giorgio Levi Della Vida Conference in Islamic Studies honoring Professor Wilferd Madelung
Saturday, May 12, 20079:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Faculty Center, Sequioa Room
Los Angeles, CA 90095
The Center for Near Eastern Studies is delighted to announce the selection of distinguished scholar Wilferd Madelung as the recipient of the eighteenth Giorgio Levi Della Vida Award for outstanding contributions to the field of Islamic studies. The tradition established by CNES founder and first director Professor Gustav E. von Grunebaum calls for the Levi Della Vida awardee to convene an international conference on a topic of his or her choice and to invite colleagues to contribute papers.
Professor Wilfred Madelung has selected the topic of Universality in Islamic Thought.
SATURDAY, MAY 12
UCLA Faculty Center, Sequoia Room
Chair: Nikki Keddie, History, UCLA
Cultic acts: their cosmic causes and legal conditions
Baber Johansen, Islamic Religious Studies, Harvard Divinity School
The Limits of Universalism in Islamic Thought: The Case of Indian Religions
Carl Ernst, Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Khaled Abou El-Fadl, Law, UCLA
Sanjay Subrahmanyam, History, UCLA
Chair: Osman Galal, Public Health, UCLA
The (relative) universality of a literary theme: Indian, Persian, and Arabic tales of the death of kings
Michael Cooperson, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA
The Universality and Neutrality of Science
Emilie Savage-Smith, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford
Ali Behdad, Comparative Literature, UCLA
Azim Nanji, Director, Institute of Ismaili Studies
Free and Open to the Public.
Parking will be available in Lot 2. Please visit the parking kiosk located at Hilgard and Westholme to purchase parking permit (Cost: $8.00).
PeterSzanton, Center for Near Eastern Studies
Download file: LDV Program-rvsd.pdf
Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies