Annelies Moors (AISSR, UvA) and Yafa Shanneik (University of Birmingham) organize an exploratory workshop about the Global Dynamics of Shia Marriages at the University of Amsterdam as part of the ERC project ‘Problematizing “Muslim Marriages”: Ambiguities and Contestations’.
|Start date||24 August 2017|
|End date||26 August 2017|
This pioneering international workshop on Shia Marriages brings together researchers working on Iran, Oman, Lebanon, Pakistan, Indonesia, Ghana, the UK, Norway, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The workshop focuses on various strands of Twelver Shia Islam – defined by doctrinal differences or following different sources of clerical authority, the legal and ethical practices, rituals and everyday lived experience – and investigates how different forms of Shia marriage are debated and concluded.
We recognize that the boundaries between Sunni and Shia Islam are not stable, but constructed, reproduced and transformed, not least through and in the field of marriage. Whether particular kinds of marriage are deemed more or less conventional, such as temporary marriages or mixed marriages, is highly contextual, depending on time and place, on the parties involved, and on whose point of view one adopts.
For this workshop, we discuss the global dynamics of Shia marriages in relation to economic, political, and cultural processes of change, such as:
This is a semi-closed workshop with pre-circulated papers. If you are interested in attending, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org