PILGRIMAGE AND SANCTUARIES: AMBIGUITY IN CONTEXT

Deux chercheurs d’IMASUD participeront au colloque « PILGRIMAGE AND SANCTUARIES: AMBIGUITY IN CONTEXT » qui se tiendra du 11 au 13 Novembre 2010 au Centro Incontri Umani à Ascona (Suisse).

Programme :

FRIDAY 12th NOVEMBER

9:30 Opening: Angela Hobart (London University Goldsmith College and UCL / director of the Centro Incontri Umani)

9:45 Introduction to the programme
Pedram Khosronejad (Department of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews, Scotland)
Thierry Zarcone (CNRS – GSRL, Paris)

Session I: Ambiguous sanctuaries and pilgrimages in the Mediterranean
Chair: Tadeusz Skorupski (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK)

10:00 Diogini Albera (CNRS – Aix-en-Provence, France)
Ambiguous sanctuaries in the Mediterranean

10:35 Yasushi Tonaga (Kyoto University, Japan)
Sanctity, pilgrimages and ambiguity in Islam

11:40 Pierre-Jean Luizard (GSRL, CNRS/EPHE, Paris)
Pharaonic reminiscences in Muslim saints pilgrimages in today’s Egypt: the case of two major mûled

12:15 Speakers’s panel – Questions and discussion

Session 2: Multi-faceted heritage pilgrimages and sanctuaries in Indo-Persian world
Chair: Diogini Albera (CNRS – Aix-en-Provence, France)

15:00 Pedram Khosronejad (Department of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews, Scotland)
Battlefield pilgrimage in Iran: ambiguity of sacredness

15:35 Jürgen Wasim Frembgen (Staaliches Museum für Völkerkunde, München, Germany)
Betwixt and between: figures of ambiguity in the Sufi cult of Lal Sahbaz Qalandar in Pakistan

16:40 Thierry Zarcone (GSRL, CNRS/EPHE, Paris)
Syncretism and superimposition of Islam on Buddhism in the Pamir: mountain cult and saint veneration

17:15 – 18:00 Speakers’s panel – Questions and discussion

SATURDAY 13th NOVEMBER

Session 3: Shared and/or disputed pilgrimages and sanctuaries in China
Chair: Yasushi Tonaga (Kyoto University, Japan)

9:30 Tadeusz Skorupski (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK)
The Buddhist pilgrimages sites: understanding and resolving ambiguities

10:05 Isabelle Charleux (GSRL, CNRS/EPHE, Paris)
Chinese, Tibetan and Mongol Buddhists on Mount Wutai (China) from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century

11:00 Eloisa Concetti (Durham University, UK)
Saint cult among Hui Muslims in Popular Republic of China

11:35 – 12:10 Speakers’s panel – Questions and discussion

Session 4: Ambiguous pilgrimages in the Christian world
Chair: Jürgen Wasim Frembgen (Staaliches Museum für Völkerkunde, München, Germany)

15:00 Manoël Pénicaud (IDEMEC, University of Aix-en-Provence, France) The Seven Sleepers pilgrimage in Brittany. Ambiguity of a Christian-Muslim « heterotopia

15:35 Claudia Liebelt (University of Bayreuth, Germany) On Filipina domestic workers in the ‘Holy Land’, pilgrimages for a cause and sanctuaries as ambiguous zones of Contact

16:40 Angela Hobart (London University Goldsmith College and UCL / director of the Centro Incontri Umani)Monte Verita in Ascona. A pilgrimage site of paradoxes and contradictions

17:15 Speakers’s panel – Questions and discussion

18:00 General discussion and conclusion

All are welcome

– Additional academic information and details:
Dr P Khosronejad

Pk18@st-andrews.ac.uk