Panel 1. Ottoman Istanbul: Placing the City in Time and Space
9:30-11:00 – Room 1300
Chair: Parin Dossa (SFU)
Wiesenthal, Arlen (SFU, MA, History),
The Sultan, the City, and the Longue Durée.
Cole, Dustin (SFU, BA, History),
Crucibles of Power: Coffeehouses, Contended Space, and Sultanic Legitimacy during the Reigns of Selim III, Mahmud II, and Abdülmecid, 1789-1841.
Panel 2. Diaspora, Citizenship, and Identity
9:30-11:00 – Room 1500
Chair: Tamir Moustafa (SFU)
Babaee, Naghmeh (Art Institute of Vancouver, Gen. Ed.),
Language and Identity Development in Diaspora: Female Immigrants’ Voices.
Vizheh, Azad (UFV, MA, Criminal Justice),
Reduction and Prevention of Honour-based Violence in Canada.
Hagman, Michelle (SFU, MA, Soc/Anth),
Multiculturalism in a secular world: the effects of multiculturalism on the everyday lives of Muslim Youths.
Jaffer, Samaah (SFU, BA, International Studies),
Anti-Islam Muslims and the Islamophobia Network: Questioning the “experts” in the media.
Panel 3. Pre-Modern Architecture and Patronage
9:30-11:00 – Room 2300
Chair: Selim Kuru (UWa)
Baumgartner, Chelsea (UBC, PhD, Creative & Critical Studies),
Women’s Patronage and Official Recognition: The Hurrem Haseki Sultan Complex and the Maryam al-Zamani Mosque.
Hatef Naiemi, Atri (UVic, PhD, Art History),
“Little Cities of God”: Examining the Shrine Complexes of Sufi Shaykhs in Ilkhanid Iran.
Metzker, Reilly (Oregon State, BS, Int'l Studies)
Fatimid and Abbasid Governance and its Expression through Architecture.
Coffee Break, 11:00-11:15, Room 1200
Panel 4. Knowledge, Power, and Identity: Scripts and Texts
11:15-12:45 – Room 1300
Chair: Marcus Milwright (UVic)
Kazani, Zahra (UVic, PhD, Art History and Visual Studies),
Magical Incantation or Scientific Ingenuity? Recovering meanings of Arabic script patterns in medieval Islam.
Hussaini, Ambreen Shehzad (UVic, PhD, Art History and Visual Studies Department),
Gulgee: a versatile Muslim Pakistani artist exploring art and the artist.
Al-Issa, Asmaa (SFU, MFA, Fine Arts),
Knowledge through Calligraphy.
Wallace, Rhiannon (SFU, BA, World Literature),
The Search for Happiness: Reading Miskawayh’s The Refinement of Character as a Humanist Text.
Panel 5. Iranian Women: Social and Political Contexts
11:15-12:45 – Room 1500
Chair: Daromir Rudnyckyj (UVic)
Olyaei, Shiva (UBC, PhD, Law),
Sharia Law and the Iranian Feminists’ Contradictory Legal Approaches: A Case Study of One Million Signatures Campaign.
Tabai, Soheyla (SFU, MA, GSWS),
The Impact of Modernization and Revolution on Socio-economic status of Iranian Women
Naderi, Sara (UVic, PhD, Soc.),
Performative agency: A Collapse of political identity among women in Iran.
Jahani Asl, Mohammad Nasser (UVic, PhD, Soc.),
The Political Situation of Women in Iranian Kurdistan: From the Society for the Revival of Kurdistan (J.K.) to the Revolutionary Organization of the Toilers of Iranian Kurdistan (Komala)
Panel 6. Turkey: Minorities and Diasporas
11:15-12:45 – Room 2300
Chair: Thomas Kuehn (SFU)
Wang, Lina (UWAa, PhD, Jackson School),
Uyghur Diaspora in Turkey: Imagining Homeland.
Austman, Connor (SFU, BA, Int’l Studies),
Dissecting Turkey’s “Hidden War”: a Discussion of Turkey’s Conflict with its Kurdish Minority and the Securitisation Measures surrounding Violence in Northern Syria and Southern Turkey.
Facer, Christopher (UWa, MA, NELC),
Perspectives on the Literature of Nationalism through an Ethnic Albanian Ottoman.
Ozkan, Ozgur (UWA, PhD, International Studies),
From Dominance to Subordination: Transformation of the Armed Forces and Civil-Military Relations in Turkey between 1997 and 2016.
Lunch (complementary), Room 1200
Keynote concert, 2:00-3:00, Room 1500
Presentation of the Andrew Rippin Prize
Panel 7. Art and Representation
3:15-4:45 – Room 1300
Esmaeilpour, Parmida (UBC, MA, Political Science),
Cultural Production as Civil Resistance? Iran and Egypt’s Subversive ‘National Cinemas.’
Yeganehfarzand, Seyedhamed (UVic, PhD, Art History)
Depiction of the Lord Sufi, The Representation of the Safavid Rulers in the Sixteenth-century European Prints.
Hagy, Alicia (UVic, MA, Art History),
The Edge of the West: The Jineta Sword of Muhammad XII and Political Legitimacy in Fifteenth-Century Granada.
Mirjat, Aali (SFU, MA, History),
Muslim India in European Art, 1750-1850.
Panel 8. State Borders, Conflict, and Communities
3:15-4:45 – Room 1500
Chair: Derryl MacLean (SFU)
El Remesh, Bassem (SFU, MA, International Studies),
Ennahda's Moderation: A Change in Ideology or a Chance in Tactics.
Gray, Josie (UVic, BA Honours, History),
The "Conversion" of Benny Morris: Morality in the History of the 1948 and the Creation of the Palestinian Refugee Problem.
Kermanian, Sara (UVic, MA, Political Science),
Emancipating the Future: Or Why Does Rojava Detach Democracy from the State and National Boundaries?
Stanford, Harriet (UVic, BA, Geography),
Aga Khan Development Network: Institution and Community in a Globalised World.
Panel 9. The Politics of Revolution and Nationalism
3:15-4:45 – Room 2300
Chair: Adel Iskandar (SFU)
AlSaleh, Noor (UWa, PhD, Int'l Studies),
How Citizenship Informs Political Authority: The Case of Kuwait and Bahrain.
Bursey, Richard (SFU, MA, History),
Seeing, Being Seen: Muhammad Qutb and Abul A'la Maududi on the Politics of Gender, Agency and a Correctly Genderized Islamic World.
Gallegos Dupuis, Mariana (UVic, BA, History),
Egypt Before and After 2011: an Uncertain History of Revolution.
Allahkaram, Jahan (Mazandaran University),
Reproduction Theory and Iranian Educational System.