UE813 - Interactions between islamicate and indic societies in South and South-East Asia : comparative perspectives

Type d'UE
Séminaires DE/MC
Disciplines
Anthropologie sociale, ethnographie et ethnologie, Histoire, Langues
Page web
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Langues
anglais français
Mots-clés
Anthropologie Arts Comparatisme Culture Fait religieux Interactions Islam Textes
Aires culturelles
Asie Asie méridionale Asie sud-orientale Inde Insulindien (monde) Iranien (monde) Musulmans (mondes) Transnational/transfrontières

This seminar aims to explore new perspectives over the interactions among Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist cultures and societies on a transregional scale during late medieval and modern periods. Recent scholarship has provided fresh perspectives on the contacts between Buddhist and Muslim environments in the Arabic culture of the early Abbasid period and in Medieval Central Asia, as well as on the exchanges between Persianate and Hindu cultures in South Asia. On the other hand, the study of such phenomena on a transregional perspective remains largely neglected. In this seminar, we look at South and South East Asia as a key comparative case for a clearer understanding of such phenomena during late medieval and modern periods. These interactions were mostly contemporary to one another: Muslim sultanates were established in South Asia from the 13th century and in South East Asia from the 15th century. From this period onwards, it in South and South East Asia that the most consistent interaction between Muslims and groups professing Indic religions takes place on a global scale. Despite the political hegemony in South Asia, Muslims remained a minority in a Hindu environment, except on the Western and Eastern borders, where Muslim political hegemony in South East Asia was accompanied by a higher level of Islamization in countries such as Malaysia and in large parts of Indonesia. Although we explore Muslim and Hindu as broad categories to compare, we suggest to avoid looking at them as permanent and essentialist entities, but to see them rather as socio-intellectual phenomena, where boundaries and intersections between ideas and groups of scholars could be negotiated and renegotiated to apply to specific and regional settings. We aim to look at the intersectional spaces between those boundaries and to see how they could become either institutionalized or informal settings of knowledge and practice, transmitted by scholars.

The lectures of this seminar present a series of studies related to social, intellectual, religious and artistic interactions on a comparative perspective. Lectures will look at how such interactions were formed, transmitted and appropriated. How was knowledge translated and how did it lead to the creation and use of new lexical and conceptual meanings? How did translation and interactions between groups of scholars produce new forms of knowledge and how was it defined and perceived? What was the role of different social settings such as courtly culture and Sufi environment in developing and transmitting these forms of knowledge? How did the different roles played by the contacts with the Arabic and Persian worlds shape local Islam and its interactions with Hindu and Buddhist environments? How did interactions generate critical and opposite reactions among Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist scholars? What are the forms of resilience of such phenomena in contemporary South and South East Asia? How are such forms of knowledge to be placed in the intellectual and transregional history of Muslim and Hindu societies?

8 séances les jeudis : 5 novembre, 3 décembre 2020, 14 janvier (salle A04_47), 4 février, 4 mars, 1er avril, 6 mai et 3 juin 2021.

  • Études asiatiques-Histoire et sciences sociales : terrains, textes et images – M1/S1-S2-M2/S3-S4
    Suivi et validation – annuel mensuelle = 6 ECTS
    MCC – fiche de lecture, exposé oral
  • Fabrizio Speziale [référent·e]   directeur d'études, EHESS / Centre d'études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud (CEIAS)
  • Aditia Gunawan   doctorant, EPHE / Centre Asie du Sud-Est (CASE)
Contacts additionnels
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Informations pratiques

Fabrizio Speziale, CEIAS, 54 bd Raspail 75006 Paris

Direction de travaux des étudiants

sur RDV

Réception des candidats

sur RDV

Pré-requis
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  • 54 bd Raspail
    Salle A07_37. Cf. détail des séances
    54 bd Raspail 75006 Paris
    annuel / mensuel (1re), jeudi 15:00-18:00
    du 5 novembre 2020 au 3 juin 2021


Intervenant·e·s


  • Fabrizio Speziale [référent·e]   directeur d'études, EHESS / Centre d'études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud (CEIAS)
  • Aditia Gunawan   doctorant, EPHE / Centre Asie du Sud-Est (CASE)

Planning


  • 54 bd Raspail
    Salle A07_37. Cf. détail des séances
    54 bd Raspail 75006 Paris
    annuel / mensuel (1re), jeudi 15:00-18:00
    du 5 novembre 2020 au 3 juin 2021


Description


Type d'UE
Séminaires DE/MC
Disciplines
Anthropologie sociale, ethnographie et ethnologie, Histoire, Langues
Page web
-
Langues
anglais français
Mots-clés
Anthropologie Arts Comparatisme Culture Fait religieux Interactions Islam Textes
Aires culturelles
Asie Asie méridionale Asie sud-orientale Inde Insulindien (monde) Iranien (monde) Musulmans (mondes) Transnational/transfrontières

This seminar aims to explore new perspectives over the interactions among Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist cultures and societies on a transregional scale during late medieval and modern periods. Recent scholarship has provided fresh perspectives on the contacts between Buddhist and Muslim environments in the Arabic culture of the early Abbasid period and in Medieval Central Asia, as well as on the exchanges between Persianate and Hindu cultures in South Asia. On the other hand, the study of such phenomena on a transregional perspective remains largely neglected. In this seminar, we look at South and South East Asia as a key comparative case for a clearer understanding of such phenomena during late medieval and modern periods. These interactions were mostly contemporary to one another: Muslim sultanates were established in South Asia from the 13th century and in South East Asia from the 15th century. From this period onwards, it in South and South East Asia that the most consistent interaction between Muslims and groups professing Indic religions takes place on a global scale. Despite the political hegemony in South Asia, Muslims remained a minority in a Hindu environment, except on the Western and Eastern borders, where Muslim political hegemony in South East Asia was accompanied by a higher level of Islamization in countries such as Malaysia and in large parts of Indonesia. Although we explore Muslim and Hindu as broad categories to compare, we suggest to avoid looking at them as permanent and essentialist entities, but to see them rather as socio-intellectual phenomena, where boundaries and intersections between ideas and groups of scholars could be negotiated and renegotiated to apply to specific and regional settings. We aim to look at the intersectional spaces between those boundaries and to see how they could become either institutionalized or informal settings of knowledge and practice, transmitted by scholars.

The lectures of this seminar present a series of studies related to social, intellectual, religious and artistic interactions on a comparative perspective. Lectures will look at how such interactions were formed, transmitted and appropriated. How was knowledge translated and how did it lead to the creation and use of new lexical and conceptual meanings? How did translation and interactions between groups of scholars produce new forms of knowledge and how was it defined and perceived? What was the role of different social settings such as courtly culture and Sufi environment in developing and transmitting these forms of knowledge? How did the different roles played by the contacts with the Arabic and Persian worlds shape local Islam and its interactions with Hindu and Buddhist environments? How did interactions generate critical and opposite reactions among Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist scholars? What are the forms of resilience of such phenomena in contemporary South and South East Asia? How are such forms of knowledge to be placed in the intellectual and transregional history of Muslim and Hindu societies?

8 séances les jeudis : 5 novembre, 3 décembre 2020, 14 janvier (salle A04_47), 4 février, 4 mars, 1er avril, 6 mai et 3 juin 2021.


Master


  • Études asiatiques-Histoire et sciences sociales : terrains, textes et images – M1/S1-S2-M2/S3-S4
    Suivi et validation – annuel mensuelle = 6 ECTS
    MCC – fiche de lecture, exposé oral

Renseignements


Contacts additionnels
-
Informations pratiques

Fabrizio Speziale, CEIAS, 54 bd Raspail 75006 Paris

Direction de travaux des étudiants

sur RDV

Réception des candidats

sur RDV

Pré-requis
-