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The Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University presents a workshop on Image As Animation: Mysticism, Magic, and Poetry in Byzantine Christian and Islamic Religious Experience May 10, 2013, 9:30 am- 5:30 pm Stanford Humanities Center, Board Room (424 Santa Teresa, Stanford) Workshop Website: http://goo.gl/c6Wjm 9:30 am- 10: 50 am: Shahzad Bashir (Stanford University) “The Past as Garden and Place: Metaphor and Phenomenality in Persianate Narratives” Jamal Elias (University of Pennsylvania) “Mevlevis Imagining and Imagined: Rumi and His Order in Pre-Modern Anatolia” 11:00 am- 12:20 pm: Persis Berlekamp (University of Chicago) “The Roar of Battle: Activating Military Talismans in Medieval Anatolia” Panagiotis Agapitos (University of Cyprus) “The Word as Animated Image: Inscribed texts in the frescoes of the church of the Virgin: Mary at Laghouderá, Cyprus (AD 1192)” 2:00 pm- 3:20 pm: Alexander Key (Stanford University) “The Lexicon and the Image” Beatrice Gruendler (Yale University) “Text as Image in the First Arabic Books” 3:40 pm- 5:00 pm: Michael Sells (University of Chicago) “The Staff, the Power, and The Voice: Trans-locution in Qur’anic Musa Passages and a treatise by Ibn al-`Arabi” Bissera Pentcheva (Stanford University) “Icons of Sound: Spirit, Chiasmus, and Chant in Hagia Sophia” 5:10 pm- 5:30 pm: CONCLUDING SESSION [Co-sponsored by the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Department of Art & Art History, Department of Religious Studies, Center for Medieval Studies, Stanford Humanities Center] ________________________________________ Burcak Keskin-Kozat, Ph.D. / Associate Director / The Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies Stanford University / Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies (ICA) Encina Hall West, Room 211 417 Galvez Mall, Stanford CA 94305-6045 email@example.com * islamicstudies.stanford.edu * --