Date(s) - 26/10/2015 - 30/11/2015
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World, with the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, the University of Edinburgh, announces a mini-series on Shi`i/Sunni Conflict during the Autumn, 2015 semester.
To what extent can Shi`i/Sunni conflict be said to be endemic in Islam?
Over four Monday evenings, a series of speakers examine examples of this conflict in the past and present with a view to addressing this question:
26 October, ‘The Origins of the conflict between Sunni and Shi’i Islam’,
Professor Wilferd Madelung,
Emeritus Laudian Professor of Arabic,
University of Oxford.
2 November, ‘Transnational Shīʿism and the Endangered Promise of Pakistan: Rethinking Sunnī-Shī`ī Sectarianism in South Asia’,
Mr Simon W Fuchs, PhD Candidate,
Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
16 November, ‘Afghanistan’s Shia minorities. Politics and sectarian tensions during the second Afghan war (1878-1881)’,
Ms Francesca Fuoli,
PhD candidate in History,
School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of London
30 November, ‘Sectarianism in International Relations: The Saudi-Iranian Rivalry since 1979’,
Dr Toby Matthiesen,
Senior Research Fellow in the International Relations of the Middle East,
St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford
All seminars commence at 17.30, in Room G2, 19 George Square, The University of Edinburgh. A reception follows each talk.