All events located at UNC-Chapel Hill, FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003

**tentative schedule, times subject to slight changes



9:30-10:00am – Registration/Breakfast

10:00-10:15am – Opening remarks, Juliane Hammer, UNC, Department of Religious Studies

10:15-11:45am – Panel 1: “Art and Iconography”

Sarover Zaidi, “Shattered Objects: artifact and icon in Islam”
Andrew Gayed, “Queering Middle Eastern Contemporary art and its Diaspora”

Faculty Respondent – Dr. David Morgan, Duke University, Department of Religious Studies

11:45am-1:15pm – Lunch


1:15-2:45pm – Panel 2: Poetry, Poetics, Aesthetics

Pamela Klasova, Voices from the Time of “in-between”: A Clash of Two Worlds in the Poetry and Akbār of three Mukhadram Poets”
Matthew Lynch, “Judgements of Taste in Translating the Persianate”

Faculty Respondent: Dr. Mona Hassan, Duke University, Department of Religious Studies

2:45pm-3:15pm – Coffee Break


3:15-4:45 – Panel 3: “Intellectual Un/Certainty”

Mohamad M. Jarada,  “Muslims and America: Redemption against Images of a Past”
Mohammad Syifa A. Widigdo, “Jadal: A Search for Religious-Intellectual Certainty”

Faculty Respondent:  Dr. Juliane Hammer, UNC, Department of Religious Studies

4:45pm-5:00pm – Coffee Break

5:00pm-6:00pm – Keynote presentation:  “Islamicate Aesthetics / Islamicate Cosmopolitanism,”  Dr. Bruce Lawrence, Professor of Islamic Studies Emeritus, Duke University; Adjunct Professor, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University, Istanbul

6:00-8:00pm – Dinner at GEC


SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015

9:30-10:00am – Breakfast

10:00-11:30am – Panel 4: “Performing Beauty”

Verena Meyer,  “Al-Ghazali on Stage: Towards A Theological Interpretation of Javanese Wayang Theatre”
Elizabeth Dospel Williams, “Ideal Beauty: Practices and Theories of Adornment in the Early Islamic Period”

Faculty Respondent: Dr. Anna Bigelow, Philosophy & Religious Studies, North Carolina State University

11:30am-12:30pm – Lunch

12:30pm-1:30pm – Closing Remarks