Choreography of Sacred Space: State, Religion and Conflict Resolution

Dionigi Albera participera au colloque « Choreography of Sacred Space: State, Religion and Conflict Resolution » à l’Université de Boğaziçi à Istanbul, les 6 et 7 mai 2010.

Programme :

Thursday May 6th

14:00:  Greetings & Opening Remarks:  Professor Yesim Arat, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs

14:30 – 18:00 Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives,

Chair, Karen Barkey

Glenn Bowman, Comparative Perspectives on the Balkans and the Middle East

Anna Bigelow, Sacred Memories, Plural Realities: Remembering and Producing Shared Sacred Spaces

Dionigi Albera, Religious antagonism and shared sanctuaries in Algeria

Mete Hatay, Identity, Ethnic Conflict and Conflicted Heritage in Cyprus

Friday, May 7th

9:00 – 11:15 Anatolia

Chair, Osman Kavala

Robert Hayden, The Byzantine Mosque at Trilye: A Processual Analysis of Dominance, Sharing, Transformation and Tolerance

Rabia Harmanshah, Secularizing the Unsecularizable: A comparative study of the Haci Bektash Veli and the Mevlana Museums in Turkey

Zerrin Ozlem Biner, Re-consolidating the borders between self and other and between self and the state: Ethnographic explorations of past memories and present struggles between Syrian Christians and Kurds at the margins of contemporary Turkey

Tork Dalalyan, Kurds and the Armenians in Eastern Anatolia

11:30 – 13:00 Balkans

Chair, Arzu Ozturkmen

Tijana Krstic, The Ambiguous Politics of “Ambiguous Sanctuaries”: F. Hasluck and Historiography on Syncretism and Conversion to Islam in 15th – and 16th-century Ottoman Empire

Tolga Esmer, A Rebel, a Saint, and a Contested Shrine: The Türbe of the 16th
Century Sheikh Bali Efendi

14:45-16:45 Palestine/Israel

Chair, Elazar Barkan

Wendy Pullan, At the Boundaries of the Sacred, the Reinvention of Everyday Life in Jerusalem’s Al-Wad Street

Rassem Khamaisi, Conflict over Holy Sites in the City: Symptoms of the Conflict in Nature, Images and Type of the City

17:00 – 18:00 Roundtable Discussion