Verschlagwortet: religion

Gods and Outcasts: Ambivalent Attitudes towards Health Workers in India during the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Gautam Liu. The COVID-19 pandemic in India generated a strange phenomenon in how health workers were perceived. On the one hand officials were not tired in proclaiming doctors and nurses as gods, on the other hand health workers were ostracized by large parts of the general population.

De la philosophie arabe contemporaine comme champ d’étude

Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab (Philosophie, Institut de Doha pour les Études Supérieures, Qatar). Si l’histoire intellectuelle moderne et contemporaine du monde arabe demeure un champ d’étude insuffisamment exploré, elle a néanmoins suscité un intérêt croissant au cours des deux dernières décennies.

Legba-figures and dzokawo: Unpacking a missionary collection from the Übersee-Museum Bremen

In the debate about colonial collections in ethnological and other museums, little attention has been paid to things acquired by European missionaries during conversion practices. These things do not fit into the current discussions of looted art and are barely subject to demands for repatriation.

في الفلسفة العربية المعاصرة بوصفها حقلًا للدراسة

إليزابيث سوزان كسّاب (الفلسفة، معهد الدوحة للدراسات العليا، قطر). لا يزال التاريخ الفكري العربي الحديث والمعاصر حقلًا يحتاج إلى درس. وقد شهد العقدان الماضيان اهتمامًا متزايدًا بهذا الأمر. ومن بين الأعمال التي ظهرت مؤخّرًا، ثمّة أعمال تراجع فترة النهضة (من منتصف القرن التاسع عشر إلى منتصف القرن العشرين) وأخرى توثّق على نحوٍ نقدي جدالاتها الأقرب عهدًا.

Islam and Heritage in Europe: Pasts, Presents and Future Possibilities

By Katarzyna Puzon. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 – an event that triggered a significant and sustained rise in prejudice, discrimination, and hate crimes against Muslims. These trends have accelerated steadily since then. The tragic developments that followed, especially the invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and of Iraq in 2003, still reverberate across Europe, not least in the recent ‘refugee crises’.

Primordial History, Print Capitalism, and Egyptology in Nineteenth-Century Cairo

By Adam Mestyan. Some years ago I came across a fragmented, nineteenth-century Arabic manuscript in Cairo. The work, The Garden of Ismail’s Praise, caught my eye as one of a number of compositions written in praise of Ismail Pasha (r. 1863–1879), the “khedive”, or Ottoman governor, of Egypt.

Missionary Anxiety Along Ottoman Istanbul’s Railways

By Gabriel Doyle. When new railway lines started to crisscross Ottoman territory at the end of the 19th century, the infrastructural change fuelled a missionary awakening. Catholic congregations, especially, were interested in the urban and rural areas around the Anatolian railway line, which started to be built in 1889 and intended to link Istanbul to Ankara.

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