Long Night of Science 2014

 Entrance to the Medina, Fès, Marokko, 2008 Bildquelle: Nils Riecken

Entrance to the Medina, Fès, Marokko, 2008 Bildquelle: Nils Riecken

A poster for a Pakistani film outside a cinema in the old city, Kabul, Afghanistan, 2013

A poster for a Pakistani film outside a cinema in the old city, Kabul, Afghanistan, 2013

"Colours of Islam"

Common perceptions and discussions of Muslim cultures and societies in Germany and elsewhere are often framed in terms of a mortal combat of “civilizations,” irresolvable problems of “integration,” narratives of saving women or gay and lesbian Muslim victims from the oppression of their, supposedly, heterosexist male counterparts, and the like. Taken to the extreme, these narratives metaphorically juxtapose Western “lightness” with Muslim anti­modern “darkness.”

Being aware of this context we – the researchers at Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies – do not assume Islam to be a monochromatic entity and invite you to join us on our journeys to colorize these “Black and White” discussions. We wish to open the field to the spectrums of colours, shades, and the imperceptible infrared wavelengths of lifeworlds, events, and histories that often go unnoticed and offer perspectives and vantage points from which to interpret vital common issues and questions. We come from a range of countries and academic disciplines, and work on a variety of topics related to Islam and Muslim societies.

Visit us to engage in conversations about such issues as: contemporary feminist movements in Tunisia; youth movements in Egypt during the “Arab Spring”; representations of Islam in newly emerging Indian “Conflict Cinema”; Iranian diaspora in Berlin; or what Muslim workers and traders do in the large trade­halls of Moscow. Our programme of events at the Long Night of Science interactively maps the current individual projects at Graduate School – come and explore them with us!


PROGRAMME

5pm – 7pm: For Children

  • Wir werden Lesezeichen herstellen und in verschiedenen Schriften schreiben lernen, z.B. Arabisch, Chinesisch, Hindi oder Kyrillisch.

7pm – 9pm: Presentation of current dissertation projects at Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies

  • Mustafa Abuhimal und Dina El-Sharnouby: Revolutions in Egypt in 130 years
  • Josephine Gehlhar: Forschen in Jerusalem
  • Markus Fiebig: Islam in China

9pm - 10:30pm: Film Screening

  • Inshallah Football, a documentary film by Ashvin Kumar, 2010, 77 Min.

10pm – 11pm: Discussion

  • Discussion about the film Inshallah Football with Saima Haq (English and German)


Poster


Ort: Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin, (Raum KL 29/111)
Zeit: 17.00–23.00 Uhr
Infos: www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de/

Pictures of the event