Islam Re-Observed: Clifford Geertz in Morocco (Day 1)

Islam Re-Observed: Clifford Geertz in Morocco (Day 1)

A conference considering the work in Morocco of eminent anthropologist Clifford Geertz (1926-2006). Organized by Susan Slyomovics, UCLA, and Lahouari Addi, University of Lyon.

Thursday, December 06, 2007
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Lenart Auditorium
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Photo caption: Bread Peddler near the gate of Sefrou Medina, market day
Photographer: Paul Hyman


Islam Re-Observed: Clifford Geertz in Morocco
December 6-9, 2007

Participants include American and North African scholars residing in the US, Europe, and North Africa who will present papers on Geertz's contributions to sociocultural theory in relation to Islam, on ideas of the sacred, colonialism and economic development, Moroccan cityscapes and the suq of Sefrou, among other topics.

Sefrou, Morocco Observed: The Photographs of Paul Hyman
November 28-December 16, 2007

Complementing the conference, the Fowler Museum of Cultural History will exhibit images of Sefrou, Morocco, by photographer Paul Hyman.

Islam Re-Observed: Clifford Geertz in Morocco -conference poster   Full Conference Schedule (PDF 256KB)

Conference participants:

Aziz Abbassi, Monterey Language School
Lahouari Addi, University of Lyon
Irene Bierman, University of California, Los Angeles
Kenneth Brown, Mediterraneans/Méditerranéennes
David Crawford, Fairfield University
Thomas Dichter, Independent Scholar
Kevin Dwyer, American University in Cairo
Dale Eickelman, Dartmouth College
Robert Fernea, University of Texas
Elizabeth Fernea, University of Texas
Mokhtar Ghambou, Yale University
Abdellah Hammoudi, Princeton University
Ahmed Herzenni, Advisory Council on Human Rights, Morocco
Katherine Hoffman, Northwestern University
Douglas Hollan, University of California, Los Angeles
Paul Hyman, Photographer, NYC
Mondher Kilani, University of Lausanne
Susan Gilson Miller, Harvard University
Abdelhay Moudden, Mohamed V University
Lionel Obadia, University of Lyon
Susan Ossman, University of California, Riverside
Hafidh Ouchchak, Mayor of Sefrou
Stefania Pandolfo, University of California, Berkeley
Paul Rabinow, University of California, Berkeley
Hassan Rachik, Hassan II University
Lawrence Rosen, Princeton University
Susan Slyomovics, University of California, Los Angeles
Jason Throop, University of California, Los Angeles

Abstracts of the papers to be delivered at the conference are available by clicking on the highlighted name of the presenter.



Parking will be available in Lot 4 ($8).

Cost : Free and Open to the Public

Peter Szanton, Center for Near Eastern Studies

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Department of History, Anthropology, Fowler Museum at UCLA, UCLA College of Letters and Science, Moroccan American Cultural Center, Los Angeles, American Moroccan Institute, The Wenner-Gren Foundation