Friday, October 14
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium

6:00pm | Welcome
Carl W. Ernst,
William R Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, UNC-CH; Co-Director, Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations

6:05pm | Greetings
Terry Rhodes,
Senior Associate Dean for the Fine Arts and Humanities;
Professor of Music, UNC-CH

6:10-7:30pm | Keynote Address — Vernacular Islam: Historical
Perspectives on Muslim Identity
Ahmet T. Karamustafa,
 Professor of History at the University of Maryland, College Park


Saturday, October 15
Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall, University Room

8:30-9:00am | Coffee

Session I. Chair: Mohsen Kadivar, Research Professor of Religious Studies, Duke University

9:00-9:50am | Christian Missionaries and Muslim Brothers
Beth Baron, Professor of History, City College of New York (CCNY); Director of the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center, CUNY; President, Middle East Studies Association of North America.
Respondent: Ellen McLarney, Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University

10:00-10:50am | Islam in West Africa, Around the Figure of Cerno Bokar Tall
Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Professor of French and Philosophy, Columbia University
Respondent: Mamarame Seck, Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire, Dakar

Session II. Chair: Michael Figueroa, Assistant Professor of Music, UNC-CH

11:00-11:50am | The Modesty of Theory in the Study of Islam
Ruth Mas
, Visiting Research Fellow, Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universitaet, Berlin
Respondent: Bruce Lawrence, Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Humanities Professor of Religion Emeritus, Duke University

12:00-1:30pm | Lunch break

1:30-2:20pm |Terms of Endearment & Antagonism: ‘Islam,’ ‘Muslim,’ and the Empirical Study of Religion
Peter Gottschalk
, Professor of Religion, Wesleyan University
Respondent: Juliane Hammer, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Kenan Rifai Scholar, UNC-CH

Session III. Chair: Rodrigo Adem, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Religious Studies, UNC-CH

2:30-3:20pm | Semiotic Transgression: Indonesian Islam Defines Itself
Webb Keane, George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan
Respondent: Anna Bigelow, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, NCSU

3:20-3:40pm | Coffee break

3:40-4:30pm | Islam in Haiti, ‘Land of Vodou’
Aisha Khan
, Associate Professor of Anthropology, New York University
Respondent: Laurent Dubois, Professor of Anthropology, Duke University

5:00-6:30pm | Public Concert: “Nabd” (Pulse) – the Music of Issa Boulos

Sunday, October 16
Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall, Incubator

8:30-9:00am | Coffee

Session IV. Chair: Tim Marr, Distinguished Term Associate Professor of American Studies, UNC-CH

9:00-9:50am | Marx and the Mosque: Considering Muslim Politics in the 1970s
Kathleen Foody
, Assistant Professor of International Studies, College of Charleston
Respondent: Charles Kurzman, Professor of Sociology, UNC-CH

10:00-10:50am | Tauhid and its Infractions: Modernist Muslim Definition-Making
Teena Purohit,
Associate Professor of Religion, Boston University
Cemil Aydin, Associate Professor of History, UNC-CH

10:50-11:10am | Coffee break

11:10-11:50am | Closing Discussion

11:50am-12:00pm | Closing Remarks