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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
Jewish Resistance To Conversion In Fourteenth Century Spain
Jewish Resistance To Conversion In Fourteenth Century Spain
Abstract:Jews, Christians and Muslims co-existed more or less amicably on the Iberian Peninsula, in what is now Spain, from about the eighth to the thirteenth century, a situation often called convivencia (living together). By the middle of the thirteenth century, however, convivencia was breaking...
Monday, April 27th, 2009
 Water in the Catholic Pilgrimage Place
Water in the Catholic Pilgrimage Place
 Water in the Catholic Pilgrimage PlaceThe Case Water in Catholic Temple in Ganjuran Bantul AbstractOne characteristic of catholic pilgrimage places is the existence of spring or well (Jv: sendang). It is usually believed that in the pilgrimage places happened miracles related to the spring such...
Friday, April 17th, 2009
Selawatan as a Musical Reflection on The Islamic Law
Selawatan as a Musical Reflection on The Islamic Law
Selawatan as a Musical Reflection on The Islamic LawA Musicologicsl Studies of Islamic Religious Music in the Province of DIYAbstractThis study concerns with an Islamic musical tradition, the selawatan, practiced in almost all traditional Muslim areas of the DIY Province. By utilising...
Monday, April 13th, 2009
Inter-religious dialog in Indonesia: Ideas and Practices
Inter-religious dialog in Indonesia: Ideas and Practices
Abstract:This research is motivated by the fact that compared to many other countries, (institutionalized) inter-religious dialog has had quite a long history in Indonesia. We understand such "inter-religious dialogue" broadly in terms of encounters of people of different faith, but limited our...
Monday, April 6th, 2009
Gone to the Dogs
Gone to the Dogs
Gone to the DogsReading religious texts through a postcolonial critical frameAbstract:Theorist Edward Said has defined criticism as "life enhancing and constitutively opposed to every form of tyranny, domination and abuse, its social goals are noncoercive knowledge produced in the interest of human...
Monday, March 30th, 2009
Women and Sufism
Women and Sufism
Women and Sufism:Considering Women's Perspective of Truth Abstract:The spiritual dimension of Islam is well represented by Sufism. Its doctrines emphasize the spiritual dimension of human beings so that it does not look at the flesh or the corporeal. It views man and woman as the same entity...
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
REPORTING ISLAM, CASE OF LOCAL NEWSPAPER IN ARIZONA
REPORTING ISLAM, CASE OF LOCAL NEWSPAPER IN ARIZONA
Abstract:This paper will discuss the representation of Islam in an American news paper The Arizona Republic. It will focus on what most The AZ Republic covered about Islam during 2005-2006 related to some major events in that period such as London bombing, on going war in Iraq, immigrant protests...
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
 Psychology of Religious Terrorists
Psychology of Religious Terrorists
 Psychology of Religious Terrorists: Theoretical & Methodological Reflections Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2009Time: 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm (free lunch)Venue: Room 306, UGM Graduate School Jln. Teknika Utara Pogung YKTSpeaker: Dr. Tomas LindgrenAbout the speaker:Dr. Tomas Lindgren is an Associate...
Friday, February 27th, 2009
Which/Whose Powers Are Playing in This Pesantren?
Which/Whose Powers Are Playing in This Pesantren?
Which/Whose Powers Are Playing in This Pesantren?Constructing Sexuality in Indonesia's Islamic Boarding SchoolAbstract:The role pesantren (Islamic boarding school) as one of the social, cultural and religious power in Indonesia could not be neglected. From the late of eighteenth century, pesantren...
Monday, February 23rd, 2009
Drinking with the Devil
Drinking with the Devil
Drinking with the DevilPlantation community and World Capitalism in Java, 1870s-2000sAbstract:This historical ethnographic research focuses on Indonesian plantations in the post-colonial era. The plantations were established in the colonial time for the benefit of European owners. Apparently the...