Third conference of the School of Mamluk Studies

Voici un programme particulièrement complet et intéressant d’une conférence qui se tiendra à l’Université de Chicago du 23 au 25 juin 2016

Themed day: Exchange in the Mamluk Sultanate: Economic & Cultural (June 23)

  • Housni Alkhateeb Shehada (Levinsky College of Education; Ben­Gurion University of the Negev), “Mamluk Acquisition of Horses and Slaves: A Comparative Approach”
  • Hannah Barker (Rhodes College), “Boys Like Gold Coins: The Trade in Mamluks for the Mamluk Sultanate”
  • Stuart Borsch (Assumption College), “Exchange Systems, Human Capital, and Technological Regression”
  • Malika Dekkiche (University of Antwerp), “The Right of Embassy: Pattern of Exchanges and Recognition in the Mamluk Sultanate”
  • Amina Elbendary (American University in Cairo), “Food and Social Exchange in Ibn Tawq’s Diaries”
  • Rania Elsayed (Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, Aga Khan University), “The Pureblood Horse as a Currency of Exchange in the Mamluk Sultanate”
  • Nathan Hofer (University of Missouri), “Baraka and Commodity Fetishism: A Study in Mamluk Political Economy”
  • Milana Iliushina (National Research University Higher School of Economics [HSE]), “Concubines, Daughters and Wives: Family Ties inside the ‘Dynasty’ of Circassian Sultans”
  • Mustafa I. Kaya (University of Chicago), “Difficult Deal: Mystics, Rulers and the Terms of Patronage in the Early 14th Century”
  • Ellen Kenney (American University in Cairo), “Makers On­the­Move: Mobility and Artistic Exchange in Mamluk Material Culture”
  • Adeline Laclau (Aix­Marseille University), “Economic and Cultural Exchanges between Mamluks and Ilkhanids: The Example of Manuscript Productions”
  • Fadi Ragheb (University of Toronto), “Mamlūk­Timurid Embassy Exchanges and the Gifting of a Mātūrīdī Tafsīr: a Historical and Bio­bibliographical Inquiry”
  • Rebecca Sauer (Heidelberg University), “The Penbox (Dawāt): an Object between Everyday Practices and Mamlūk Courtly Gift Culture”

Panels (June 24-25)

Aesthetics and Performance of Knowledge: The Social and Courtly Roles of Scholarship in Mamluk Cairo

Chair: Elias G. Saba (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Yehoshua Frenkel (University of Haifa), “The Social Role of Knowledge and Scholarship”
  • Christian Mauder (University of Göttingen), “From Quizzing to Religious Policy: Kalām Debates in Sultan al-Ghawrī’s Majālis”
  • Matthew L. Keegan (New York University), “Legal Riddles, Levity, and the Law: From Alghāz to Furūʿ”
  • Elias G. Saba (University of Pennsylvania), “Forms of Law: Ritual Purity in the Works of Jamāl al-Dīn al-Asnawī”

Between Narrative Representation of Individuals and Discursive Production of Identities

Chair: Kristof D’hulster (University of Ghent)

  • Kristof D’hulster (University of Ghent), “Looking at Mamluk Biographical Dictionaries through the Lens of Physiognomy”
  • Stephan Conermann (University of Bonn), “Baybars and his Amirs as Depicted by Izz al-Din Ibn Shaddad (d. 1285) in his al-Rawd al-Zahir fi Sirat al-Malik al-Zahir—Fact or Fiction?”
  • Mohammad Gharaibeh (University of Bonn), “Biographical Dictionaries in the Service of the Intellectual Agenda of Religious Scholars”
  • Anna Katharina Angermann (University of Bonn), “From Othering to Appropriation? Representing Mongols, Muslims and Muslim Mongols”

Beyond Cairo and Damascus: Archaeological Contributions to the Study of Mamluk Frontiers

Chair: Bethany J. Walker (University of Bonn)

  • Bethany J. Walker (University of Bonn), “What is a ‘Village’?: A Comparative Study of Village Society and Land Use in Mamluk-Era Bilād al-Shām”
  • Reem Samed Al Shqour (University of Bonn), “The Economics of the Rural and Urban Khān Markets of Mamluk Jordan”
  • John P. Cooper (University of Exeter), “Mamluk Manzala: Reconfiguring a Landscape”
  • A. Asa Eger (University of North Carolina at Greensboro), “Patronage and Commerce on the Northern Frontier at the Twilight of Mamluk Rule”

Endowments as Source for Mamluk Social History

Chair: Yossef Rapoport (tentative) (Queen Mary University of London)

  • Munther al-Sabbagh (University of California, Santa Barbara), “Women’s Waqf Credit as Social Currency in Mamluk Damascus”
  • Amenah F. Abdulkarim (Queen Mary University of London), “Mamluk Endowment Deeds and the Regulations of Building Craft”
  • Sarra Hilali (University of Chicago), “Towards a Reexamination of the Role of Mamluk Women in Madrasas and Ribats”

Literature in Mamluk Times Revisited—Poetry, Prosimetrum and Poetics

Chair: Hakan Özkan (University of Münster)

  • Syrinx von Hees (University of Münster), “Sorry, but This is Not White Hair Excuse-Poems—a Special Rhetorical Device as Presented by aṣ-Ṣafadī”
  • Stephan Toelke (University of Münster), “Ibn Nubāta’s Anthological Composition of Prose and Poetry in his Fürstenspiegel Sulūk Duwal al-Mulūk”
  • Hakan Özkan (University of Münster), “Why Stress Does Matter—New Material on Zajal-Metrics”

Makings of the Military and Political Elite in the Mamluk Sultanate

Chair: Nobutaka Nakamachi (Konan University)

  • Takao Ito (Kobe University), “Slave Traders and Mamluks”
  • Wakako Kumakura (University of Tokyo), “Reconsideration of the Mamluk Iqṭāʿ System on the Basis of an Ottoman Register”
  • Nobutaka Nakamachi (Konan University), “The Life of a Quasi-Mamluk, Ibn al-ʿAynī: Was He a Military Man or a Civilian?”

Mamluk Patronage: An Expansion of a Traditional Concept

Chair: Iman R. Abdulfattah (University of Bonn)

  • Iman R. Abdulfattah (University of Bonn), “From Behind the Scenes: Amir Sanjar al-Shujāʿī ’s Involvement in Building the Complex of Qalawūn”
  • Noha Abou-Khatwa (University of Toronto), “Continuity and Change: Quran Manuscripts of Sultan Faraj ibn Barqūq”
  • Hani Hamza (Independent Scholar), “Small is Beautiful: Zawiyya of al-Nāṣir Faraj (811/1408)”
  • Dina Ishak Bakhoum (Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne), “The Comité de Conservation des Monuments de l’Art Arabe and its Members: Patrons of the Study of Mamluk Architecture in Egypt”

Mamluk Receptions

Chair: Adam Talib (American University in Cairo)

  • Elias Muhanna (Brown University), “The European Reception of Mamluk Encyclopedias in the 17th-18th Centuries”
  • Adam Talib (American University in Cairo), “Mamluk Literature for Modern Tastes: Ibn al-Wardī’s Poem Rhyming in Lām as a Tracer”
  • Ahmed El Shamsy (University of Chicago), “The Rediscovery of Mamluk Encyclopedias in Modern Egypt”
  • Joel Blecher (Washington & Lee University), “Trustees across the Ocean: The Afterlife of Mamluk Hadith Commentary in India”

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