Lamenting Karbala: Commemoration, Mourning, and Memory
31 Agust – 2 September 2016, The Warburg Institute, University London
Ijtihad Network: This symposium endeavors to examine the discourses and ritual practice relevant to Imam Hussain martyrdom, its commemoration and remembrance in the areas of classical, medieval, and modern theology and eschatology; comparative religion; historiography; devotional and hagiographical literature and its veracularisaion; theatrical depictions and performance of the Karbala in Iran and Iraq and replicas of the shrines in South Asia; ritual practice and sartorial traditions;…and question of material culture more broadly.
Limited funding will be available to support the travel expenses of successful applicants. Papers selected will also form part of the Shia institute’s symposia series, which is published as and edited volume on and annual basis.