Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Women’s Autobiography in Islamic Societies: Defining the Genre

An International Workshop

Thu, January 28, 2010 | AT & T Conference Center, University of Texas at Austin


• Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, Chair (History, Loughborough University, UK)
• Gail Minault (History, University of Texas, Austin, TX)
• Hulya Adak (Cultural Studies, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey)
• Sonia Nishat Amin (History, Dhaka University, Bangladesh)
• Kathryn Babayan (Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI)
• Margot Badran (Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, Washington, DC)
• Marilyn Booth (Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)
• Afshan Bukhari (Art History, Suffolk University, UK)
• Miriam Cooke (Arabic Literature and Culture, Duke University, Durham, NC)
• Nawar al-Hasan Golley (Arabic and Translation Studies, University of Sharjah, UAE)
• Ruby Lal (Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, GA)
• Anshu Malhotra (History, Delhi University, Delhi, India)
• Ellen McLarney (Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC)
• Roberta Micallef (Modern Languages and Comparative Literatures, Boston University, Boston, MA)
• Farzaneh Milani (Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA)
• Mildred Mortimer (French and Italian, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO)
• Sylvia Vatuk (Anthropology, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL)
• Amina Yaqin (Languages and Cultures of South Asia, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK)

 This workshop is the first of three to be held by an international network of scholars working on women’s autobiographies in Muslim societies. Dr. Siobhan Lambert-Hurley of Loughborough University, the Chair of the network, has received a grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of the UK, and the co-operation of local sponsors, to hold this series of workshops. The first will convene at the AT& T Center at University of Texas in austin, January 28-30, 2010, with papers to be given by members of the network. Subsequent workshops will be held at the India International Centre in New Delhi in late 2010, and at the University of Sharjah, UAE, in late 2011. It is a great honor for the South Asia Institute of the University of Texas to co-sponsor and host this inaugural gathering, which will be of interest to scholars of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Women and gender Studies, and Comparative Literature.

Contact Gail Minault for more information.

Sponsored by: Arts & Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom and The South Asia Institute, University of Texas

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