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Martyrdom in the Modern Islamic World


Martyrdom in the Modern Islamic World


December 15. - 16., 2017
Dean's Office 1. OG, Room 01011


Friday, December 15, 2017

(lectures on Friday will be given in English language)

14.00 – 15.45

Keynote lecture
Lloyd Ridgeon (University of Glasgow)
A Clerical Martyr between Reason and Revelation: Ahmad Qabel's Critique of Modern Shi'ism in Iran

16.15 – 16.45

I. Session: Shi’ite Dimensions of Martyrdom

Olmo Gölz (SFB “Heroes – Heroizations – Heroisms”, Freiburg)
The Karbala Paradigm and the Iran-Iraq War – Struggle over Time and Space

Simon Fuchs (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
The Appeal of Shi’i Conceptions of Martyrdom among Sunni Groups in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Saturday, December 16, 2017

(lectures on Saturday will be given in German language)

9.15 – 10.45

II. Session: Videotestamente von Selbstmordattentäter_innen

Lecture and video screening, presented by
Verena Straub (SFB “Affective Societies”, FU Berlin)


11.15 – 12.45

III. Session: Transdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf Märtyrervideos

Open forum, chaired and presented by
Christoph Günther (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)
Alexandra Dick (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)
Yorck Beese (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)


13.30 – 15.30

IV. Session: Secular Dimensions of Martyrdom

Sarah Stegemann (SFB “Heroes – Heroizations – Heroisms”, Freiburg)
Die Säkularisierung des Martyriums bei Ahmad Kasravi

Alp Yenen (Universität Basel)
Politisierung der lebenden Toten – Martyrium im türkischen Bürgerkrieg der 1970er Jahre

Liza Franke (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
In front of the Doors of Paradise – Discourses of Female Self-sacrifice, Martyrdom and Resistance in Palestine