We would like to invite you to attend ‘Beyond Karbala: New Approaches to Shii Materiality and Material Religion’, an Author Meets Respondents Session at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) in San Antonio, TX.
The session aims to introduce and discuss the forthcoming book Beyond Karbala: New Approaches to Shii Materiality and Material Religion (Brill, 2024).
The book brings together 12 empirical contributions which examine manifestations and transformations of religious materiality in Shi’i Muslims in diverse demographic and geographic contexts. It expands the study of the aesthetics and visual cultures of religion and sketches an intellectual space for the material study of Shiʿi Islam and religion more broadly.
The editor’s introduction highlights the resonances and dissonances between the contributions presented in the book and makes conceptual propositions that push the frontiers of scholarship on Islam, Religious Studies, Material Religion, Anthropology, and Sociology.
For further information on the book, click here.
Speaker: Fouad Gehad Marei (Lund University)
Respondents: Katja Rakow (Utrecht University), David Morgan (Duke University) and Anna Bigelow (Stanford University)
Time: Monday, 20 November, 9:00 AM – 11:00
Place: Henry B. González Convention Center — Room 302B (Ballrom Level)
- November 10, 2023
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