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【For Students and Academics】The 11th CJS CISMOR series of online lectures

Updated Nov. 4, 2021
CISMOR will hold “The 11th Conference on Jewish Studies (CJS11)” as series of online lectures.

CJS11 lecture series will offer a view on the essential components of pilgrimage in several periods of time, and in different religious contexts.

Each lecture will present an analysis of the way pilgrimages were conducted, in which way their purposes were understood, and what could scholars learn from it.

On December 19, 2021 (Sunday) , we will have a Prof. Daniella Talmon-Heller from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel as a lecturer.
If you would like to participate in this seminar, please register from “application form” on the bottom of this page.

For more information about CJS11 lecture series, please refer to the PDF program "PROGRAM_the11th_Conference_on_Jewish_Studies" posted on this page.
CISMOR will hold “The 11th Conference on Jewish Studies (CJS11)” as series of online lectures.

CJS11 lecture series will offer a view on the essential components of pilgrimage in several periods of time, and in different religious contexts.

Each lecture will present an analysis of the way pilgrimages were conducted, in which way their purposes were understood, and what could scholars learn from it.

On December 19, 2021 (Sunday) , we will have a Prof. Daniella Talmon-Heller from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel as a lecturer.
If you would like to participate in this seminar, please register from “application form” on the bottom of this page.

For more information about CJS11 lecture series, please refer to the PDF program "PROGRAM_the11th_Conference_on_Jewish_Studies" posted on this page.

Theme: “Pilgrimage in Islam”

Pilgrimage to Mecca, a Qur'anic commandment incumbent on every Muslim who is capable of making the trip, is one of the five "pillars" of Islam. The visitation (ziyara) of other sacred sites – ranging from the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad in Medina to rural shrines dedicated to almost anonymous local saintly figures - became an extremely popular feature of religious life in Muslim societies, especially those under the influence of Sufism. While some Sunni scholars criticized these customs, attacking both their theological underpinning, dubious sources and specific practices, Shi`i scholars endorsed visits to the tombs of the imams and members of their families as venues for intense devotion to the house of Ali. The lecture will present various models of Islamic pilgrimage, as well as the literary genres that document it, encourage it or argue against it.     
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Theme: “Pilgrimage in Islam”

Pilgrimage to Mecca, a Qur'anic commandment incumbent on every Muslim who is capable of making the trip, is one of the five "pillars" of Islam. The visitation (ziyara) of other sacred sites – ranging from the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad in Medina to rural shrines dedicated to almost anonymous local saintly figures - became an extremely popular feature of religious life in Muslim societies, especially those under the influence of Sufism. While some Sunni scholars criticized these customs, attacking both their theological underpinning, dubious sources and specific practices, Shi`i scholars endorsed visits to the tombs of the imams and members of their families as venues for intense devotion to the house of Ali. The lecture will present various models of Islamic pilgrimage, as well as the literary genres that document it, encourage it or argue against it.     
Date
Dec. 19, 2021 (Sun.)
16:00 - 17:30
【Israel】9:00-10:30
Venue
Online
Please install “Zoom” app. on your PC or smartphone and check whether it works
correctly in advance.
Speaker
Prof. Daniella Talmon-Heller
(Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel ​)
Admission
  • Free
Audience
  • Current Students
  • Prospective Students
  • Alumni
  • General Public
Mainly aimed at Students and Academics, but this lecture is open for the public.
Application
  • Necessary
If you would like to participate in this seminar, please register from application form on the bottom of this page. Registration closes on December 12th, 2021
Note
If you have any questions or have any trouble in registration, please feel free to contact us :
CISMOR Office, Doshisha University
E-mail: rc-issin@mail.doshisha.ac.jp